2022 NBA Draft: Australian Dyson Daniels’ mum steals the show, reaction

Aussie teen sensation Dyson Daniels realized his dream when he was picked up in the NBA Draft, but it was his mum who stole the show.

Australian Dyson Daniels’ mum stole the spotlight at the 2022 NBA Draft on Friday (AEST).

Before Daniels was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the No. 8 pick in the draft, he hit the stage with mum Brikitta Kool-Daniels on his arm — a family moment that has since gone viral, the NY Post reports.

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“Dyson Daniels is going to be a trending topic tonight,” reporter Troy Machir tweeted, including a photo of Daniels and his mum, who was dressed in a white slit dress and open-toe heels.

“NBA Twitter gonna blow up after seeing Dyson Daniels mum,” one person tweeted.

“Dyson Daniel’s mum a generational prospect,” a separate fan tweeted.

Another person asked if Daniels would be a trending topic due to his mother or his silver metallic suit — which one fan compared to a “foil paper.”

Throughout the night, Daniels’ mum also shared a number of photos on Instagram from inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Daniels previously played with the NBA G League Ignite. The Australian product made his debut for the Australian senior national team at FIBA ​​Asia Cup qualification in 2021.

His father, Ricky Daniels, began a professional basketball career after playing for NC State.

Daniels’ mum wasn’t the only parent fans were obsessed with on NBA Draft night.

Chet Holmgren was taken by Oklahoma City Thunder with the No. 2 pick but viewers were immediately drawn to his dad.

Many thought he had a striking resemblance to movie villains such as Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson from “D2: The Mighty Ducks”.

“Chet Holmgren’s dad looks like an early 1990s movie villain. Ponytail, blazer over black T-shirt,” one user quipped.

Another wrote: “Chet Holmgren’s dad looks like the villain from kindergarten cop.”

This article originally appeared in the NY Post and was reproduced with permission.

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