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NBA Draft 2022 – NBA Twitter went wild over its new teammates

NBA draft night is hugely exciting for just about everyone involved. For rookies, it’s the culmination of a lifelong dream (and big payday). For families, it is a moment of absolute pride. For fans, it’s a chance to dream of a future filled with MVP awards and NBA titles. Some of the most entertaining reactions, however, come from NBA players watching at home as they see who they’ll be playing against once the season is over.

Imagine you’re on an NBA team that’s struggling to make the leap from candidate to candidate and you find that your front office has drafted the absolute perfect complement to your style of play – or, on the contrary, simply seeing him take your obvious replacement. The stakes – or emotions – for old and new players alike couldn’t possibly be higher. The 2022 NBA draft was no different, as the drama began as soon as the Orlando Magic selected Duke Blue Devils standout forward Paolo Banchero with their No. 1 pick.

Here’s just a sample of how NBA stars reacted to the big picks on draft night.

Paolo Banchero at the Orlando Magic


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