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Dyson Daniels’ mom steals the show at 2022 NBA Draft

Dyson Daniels’ mom stole the spotlight at the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

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

Dyson Daniels walks on stage at the Barclays Center with his family ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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Dyson Daniels with his family during the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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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 mom, who was dressed in a white slit dress and open-toe heels.

“NBA twitter gonna blow up after seeing Dyson Daniels mom,” one person tweeted.

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


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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’ mom 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.