Bucks Are Really Reaching To Get Fans Excited For NBA Draft

Bucks coach Larry Drew. (Getty Images)

Bucks coach Larry Drew. (Getty Images)

(CBS) In an apparent effort to create excitement for June’s NBA Draft after a league-worst 15-67 season, the Milwaukee Bucks have sent ping-pong balls to around 10,000 fans (presumably they’re fans) in the Milwaukee area.

A note with the gift also reads, “OWN THE FUTURE. WIN THE LOTTERY.”

This gesture doesn’t completely make sense. Sure, it’s a nice PR gimmick, a reminder that better days lie ahead, but despite executing to become the worst team in the NBA, the Bucks still only have a 25 percent chance of winning the top pick when the ping-pong balls are drawn in the May 20 lottery.

Maybe this explanation from Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie blog sheds a little more light:

The accompanying card included information about a sweepstakes promotion that the team’s running in conjunction with the lottery — fans who buy 2014-15 ticket plans before May 21 (the day after the lottery) will have the chance to win a variety of prizes, including a chance to attend a Bucks draft workout, an autographed photo of the draftee, a trip to the 2014 NBA draft in Brooklyn, N.Y., and even free season tickets. 

Still, we can say with confidence, the Bucks are a long, long, long ways from owning the future. They’re about an entire starting lineup short of owning the future, actually.