Swin Cash had a meme-worthy reaction when the New Orleans Pelicans received the No. 10 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery.
The team’s VP of basketball operations appeared visibly disappointed the moment the pick was announced on Tuesday night.
Cash crossed her legs and arms in frustration and made a somber facial gesture that NBA fans throughly enjoyed sharing in viral videos on social media.
Despite her reaction, the data pointed to the Pelicans’ lottery outcome.
The Pelicans had a 60.6 percent chance of ending up with the tenth pick, compared to a 20.3 percent chance of clinching a top-four selection. Though, the Pelicans got the No. 1 overall pick in 2019 (with just a six percent chance) and selected Zion Williamson.
The Pelicans enter this draft in apparent turmoil, and are reportedly at odds with Williamson’s family over the direction of the franchise.
Following the firing of coach Stan Van Gundy after one season — and a disappointing 31-41 season — a report by The Athletic claimed Williamson’s family wants him to join another team. The Pelicans missed the playoffs for the third straight time this season.
Williamson, who turns 21 in July, remains focused on winning in New Orleans. The team will now have another top-10 rookie to pair with Williamson and star forward Brandon Ingram.
The Pistons were the winners in the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery, snagging the No, 1 overall pick for just the third time in franchise history. The Rockets got the No. 2 pick, followed by the Cavaliers, Raptors and Magic.
The 2021 NBA Draft is scheduled for July 29 and will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.