The Harlem native […] indicated he hasn’t tempered his expectations.
“That’s funny,” Bamba replied. “I didn’t know the Knicks were in contention to be the number one pick.”
The Knicks indeed hold only a 1.7 percent chance of landing the top pick in next month’s draft lottery, with the Phoenix Suns (25 percent), Memphis Grizzlies (19.9), Dallas Mavericks (13.8) and Atlanta Hawks (13.7) having the top odds.
“It honestly would mean the world to me — I grew up watching the Knicks,” Bamba said. “I watched the Knicks when they were at their worst, and I would always root for them because it’s always been in my heart. It would be awesome, you know. I live three train stops from there.”