The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers exited the NBA Draft lottery with the No. 1 overall pick, they selected hometown hero LeBron James in 2003.

The marriage lasted seven eventful seasons, until James' free-agent parting to the Miami Heat last summer.

Tuesday, while waiting for Wednesday's Game 2 of these Eastern Conference finals against the Chicago Bulls, James watched as the Cavaliers again exited the 2011 lottery with the top overall selection.

"I'm happy for the franchise, I'm happy for the fans," he said. "I think it is a good step for them.

"But I've got a lot more things to worry about now than the lottery."