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

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

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

Before being selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the #8 pick in the draft, Daniels took the stage with mom 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 mother, who was dressed in a white split dress and open-toed heels.

“NBA Twitter is going to explode after seeing Dyson Daniel’s mom,” one person tweeted.

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

Another person asked if Daniels would be a trending topic because of his mom or his silver metal suit — which fan compared to a “foil paper.”

Throughout the night, Daniels’ mother also shared some photos on Instagram from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Daniels previously played with the NBA G League Ignite. The Australian product made its debut for the Australian senior team during the 2021 FIBA ​​Asia Cup qualifier.

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

Daniels’ mom wasn’t the only parent fans were obsessed with during NBA Draft night.

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

Many felt that he bore 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 90s movie villain. Ponytail, blazer over black T-shirt,” one user joked.

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

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

Originally published as the show-stealing mother of Aussie Dyson Daniels in the 2022 NBA Draft

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