Basketball has changed dramatically since its inception, when the hoop was a peach basket, the balls were peaches, and the players were peach-farm employees just doing their jobs. Scout the future workforce with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-Pass to attend the 2013 NBA Draft
- When: Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Barclays Center
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- $12 for seating in section 205 or 227 (a $26.45 value)
- $16 for seating in sections 201–202 or 230–231 (a $32.60 value)<p>
How G-Pass Works:</b> Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
2013 NBA Draft
At the NBA Draft Lottery on May 21, anticipated murmurs rippled through a crowd of team owners and representatives. The tension reached a tipping point as waiters ran low on hors d’oeuvres, and finally the first three picks of the 2013 draft were revealed: Washington Wizards third, Orlando Magic second, and—for the second time in three years—Cleveland Cavaliers at the top. Despite having just a 15.6% chance of receiving the top pick, the Cavs shocked the basketball world yet again with an unprecedented stroke of luck. Now, they must place their entire windfall on an even bigger gambit—which player to draw from an already-stacked deck.
On June 27, Cleveland reveals its choice for 2013’s number-one pick as some 59 other prospects officially begin their NBA careers. Similar to recent years, this year’s draft carries loads of unpredictability. Some projected draft boards feature at least three seven-footers in the top ten; other boards have players from Germany, Brazil, and Croatia getting selected in the top 20. Most projections, however, share one thing in common—in a sign of the NBA’s increasingly younger talent, many of the top picks are only freshmen and sophomores in college, just old enough to toast their new jobs with sparkling grape juice.