The 2019 NBA draft is finally upon us, and Pelicans fans sure do have a good bit to celebrate. Having the first and fourth pick in any professional sports draft is a big deal, but in the NBA, top 5 picks are hard to come by, and the Pelicans are sitting pretty with two picks respectively.
The doom & gloom that was the Anthony Davis saga was well documented over the past few months, but as the summer hit, everything suddenly changed in what seemed like an instant. A new GM was brought on, the Pels won the Lottery and the right to draft Zion Williamson, and Anthony Davis was shipped out west for three young players and 3 draft picks.
So here we are. The draft is here and the Pelicans are the kings of the night. Isn’t it time to celebrate? Well, the Pelicans organization thinks so, and they are hosting a FREE Pelicans draft fest party tonight at Fulton Square in the New Orleans CBD.
The party starts at 5:30 p.m, and is free and open to the public. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative 2019 Pelicans Draft Fest T-shirt and other prize giveaways.
ESPN’s draft telecast will be aired live at the draft party. Additionally, Pelicans’ radio broadcasters Sean Kelley and John DeShazier will be providing the latest draft news and updates from inside Manning’s restaurant.
2019 Pelicans Draft Fest will feature special performances from New Orleans’ own New Breed Brass Band and the Zion Harmonizers, along with appearances by the Pelicans Dance Team, Pierre the Pelican and the Pelicans Drumline.
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