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 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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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.