The 2014 NBA Draft featured a glorious higlight and disheartening lowlight. And oddly enough, the two moments are forever linked in my mind and heart.
The highlight is a man getting to hear his named called. The lowlight was a man hearing his named called. Both men bowed their heads in a moment where each baller was swirling in the moment.
The pictures are courtesy of ESPN who broadcasted the Draft and to Ben Golliver & SBNation who took pictures from it. Here are the tweets that captured the draftee’s reactions:
- @BenGolliver · Jun 26
Zach LaVine to the Timberwolves! pic.twitter.com/qeliuD8zeH
- @SBNation · Jun 26
Touching, beautiful moment as the NBA “selected” Isaiah Austin in spite of his career-ending condition: https://vine.co/v/Mt9j0QqALEw
It’s so amazing to compare two players on their “dream” day and both having the day go differently than they expected. It’s too bad LaVine’s reaction was so negative. Luckily, the NBA did the right thing at the end of the First Round.
A Sloth of Bruins?
What do you call a group of Bears? That’s actually a valid question with the drafting of Zach LaVine.
Thanks to the LA Times for pointing out another irony on Draft night. The Minnesota Bruins, aka Minneapolis, is where Bears become Wolves. It’s very interesting to see the things Love & LaVine have in common (other than LVE in both names). Yet, publicly, checking yesterday, Love & LaVine don’t follow each on Twitter and in fact, there’s been no tweet between the two. But, they do have a lot in common: Both follow fellow ex-Bruin Shabazz Muhammad.
Thanks to LA Times & the Oxford Dictionary:
I can’t wait to see how this unfolds.