NBA: Hornets nab No. 1 pick in draft lottery

The New Orleans Hornets nabbed the top pick in next month's NBA Draft on Wednesday as the draft lottery left the Charlotte Bobcats with the No. 2 selection.

The Bobcats, purchased two years ago by NBA legend Michael Jordan, endured the worst season in league history, finishing the lockout-shortened campaign 7-59 and losing their final 23 games.

Their .106 winning percentage was worse than the 65-year-old NBA's old futility mark, the 9-73 season by the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers that produced a .110 win percentage.

The Hornets had just the fourth-best chance to win the lottery for the top pick, but they will have first dibs on University of Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis, the Naismith Trophy winner as the national collegiate player of the year who has been touted as the likely top overall selection.

The Bobcats will pick second and the Washington Wizards third.

Cleveland and Sacramento gained the fourth and fifth selections in the draft, which will be held on June 28.

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