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LeBron James, Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma were all excited to see the Lakers get the No. 4 pick

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The Lakers dropped jaws at the NBA Draft Lottery on Monday and everyone from LeBron James to Josh Hart is stoked about it.

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LeBron James has now been part of two of the greatest comebacks in NBA history. The first time, of course, was when his Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit against the historically dominant Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals. The second time came on Monday, when the Los Angeles Lakers shot up the NBA Draft Lottery.

Going into Monday’s lottery, the Lakers had the 11th-best odds to win the No. 1 pick and had just a 9.4 percent chance of moving into the top-four. It turns out that 9.4 percent chance is all they needed, as they will now be picking fourth overall when the draft rolls around on June 20.

Naturally, Lakers fans were thrilled, but it wasn’t just the fans that were pumped about the results. After the results were revealed, James sent out a celebratory tweet:

Josh Hart sent a similar tweet with even more eye emojis:

Not even Kyle Kuzma, who the Lakers sent to represent them at the draft lottery in Chicago, could hide his excitement when the cameras were on him. He was no Magic Johnson, but his reaction was still priceless:

It was a fun few hours for fans and players that were in need of a pick-me-up, however, now that the dust has settled, it’s time for everyone to get to work. The Lakers have until June 20 to decide what they’re going to do with the No. 4 pick.

Will the Lakers re-engage in trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis? Should they check the market to see who else they could get for the pick? Is their choice as simple as keeping the pick?

We’ll find out soon enough.

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