A decade ago, the NBA Draft was considered one of the most anticipated events of the year.
A group of teams from across the league, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets, were set to be selected in the top three picks.
The year was also the first time the NBA had held a three-day NBA All-Star game, which meant fans had to wait in line for hours before the games started, which led to fans going crazy for tickets.
While the NBA did not get the first big free-agent splash of the offseason, the year was filled with talent.
From Chris Paul to Anthony Davis to Andrew Wiggins, the league continued to add players.
But one thing remained constant: The NBA was still a young league with a lot of work to do.
In the past decade, the draft has become one of basketball’s most anticipated event.
The NBA is the most successful professional sports league in the world, with its rosters boasting more than 30 players.
And the draft itself is the final step before a player is officially selected by the team of his choice.
For some, the selection of a player for the draft is the culmination of a long process.
For others, the prospect of seeing their team’s first-round pick in the NBA Finals is the catalyst that drives them to attend games.
This year, however, the excitement and excitement of the NBA draft was overshadowed by the fallout from the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
On February 9, the quake hit Nepal, killing nearly 3,000 people and leaving more than a million homeless.
Many feared the prospect that a team would be selected with their first- and second-round picks in the 2018 NBA Draft.
In Nepal, the Nepalese government announced that it was sending the draft to the United States for consideration.
The news sparked outrage from fans and players who wanted to attend the draft in person.
The NBA, in turn, had to react.
The league suspended the draft for one week, as the country struggled to recover from the earthquake.
On February 14, the team announced that the draft would be held on February 17.
“We are in the midst of the worst earthquake in a century,” the NBA announced in a press release.
“We regret the inconvenience this will cause fans and other fans.
We are very thankful to the Nepali government for the opportunity to take part in the draft and to the fans for their support during this difficult time.”
After the team had released a statement thanking Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba for his “incredible” cooperation in helping to support Nepal, players took to social media to express their condolences and share their own thoughts on the earthquake and the draft.
“For those of us who were in Nepal in the aftermath, the last 48 hours have been incredibly difficult.
But we’re all just going to get through it,” former Oklahoma City Thunder guard Ty Lawson tweeted.”
It was a big deal for me.
I was in Nepal, and it was the first draft since the earthquake,” Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke wrote.”
I’m sure the players are still upset, and we’re just going through the ups and downs.
But at the end of the day, the worst thing that could have happened is a draft,” Minnesota Timberwolves forward DeAndre Kane said.”
A lot of guys in the league were devastated.
There was so much negativity, and there were so many questions,” Kansas City Kings guard Isaiah Thomas said.
“But it was just a really important time to come together and get through.
It was just like we were supposed to go home.”
A number of NBA teams also made announcements that day.
In New Orleans, the Pelicans announced they would not be selecting their first pick in their draft.
The New Orleans Pelicans have made a big splash in the first round of the 2018 draft, selecting Isaiah Thomas.
AP Photo/Bill StreicherNBA commissioner Adam Silver has also announced that teams will be prohibited from drafting a first- or second-rounder, instead choosing their second and third overall picks.
The teams that do not draft their second or third pick will be ineligible to draft a future first-rounder.
The announcement is a blow to the NBA’s first draft in the post-earthquake era, as it gives teams an opportunity to build their rosters to compete in the future.
The league also issued a clarification of its rules regarding the draft, which the league had said it would take into consideration when deciding which teams would be eligible for the 2018 All-NBA first team.
In its updated rules, the rule states:”The commissioner may decide that an All-Time First Team will be eligible to be considered for inclusion on the first All-Rookie Team list, as well as for the 2019 All-Defensive First Team, and may also make a second All-Defense First Team if a First Team selection would not have been eligible to make a Second Team.”
In the draft’s first year, the