The 2022 NBA Draft came and went on Thursday night with a handful of surprises.
Armed with the 21st overall selection in the proceedings, the Denver Nuggets opted to pick Christian Braun out of Kansas.
As a three-year player with the Jayhawks who helped lead the team to a championship, the front office no doubt sees Braun as someone who can make an immediate impact.
That said, Braun didn’t go viral on Thursday night for on-the-court reasons. Rather, the reason he set the internet ablaze is because of his mom.
The video largely speaks for itself:
Christian Braun’s mom. Bonk away commenters pic.twitter.com/1KANNN22hE
— Commissioner Cheah (@StevenCheah) June 24, 2022
As do the subsequent replies:
— JChain (@jdchaney319) June 24, 2022
— Bud Kilmer (@budkilmer721) June 24, 2022
— Turkey Somebody (@CelestePizzas) June 24, 2022
— Jaysunn (@JayStew11) June 24, 2022
— pmizzy (@PMlZZY) June 24, 2022
Mommy mommy milky milky https://t.co/LyyZBzPVE3
— #BetWithBlake (@BetWithBlake) June 24, 2022
Milf hour https://t.co/Y7QvVj6E9L
— Leo (@LeoArr96) June 24, 2022
Maybe the Nugs did make the right decision https://t.co/4GJGLHh54a
— Tony Niehaus (@BigT44DFS) June 24, 2022
I’m not falling for this again after the Zach Wilson debacle https://t.co/EuvoHyy3Ve
— T’Jalla (@TJellyn) June 24, 2022
Interestingly enough, Braun’s mom wasn’t the only one to go viral on Thursday. Dyson Daniels’ mom also left quite the impression.
And it wasn’t just moms. Purdue star Jaden Ivey’s girlfriend set the internet ablaze as well.
Big picture, a lot of players get drafted. A small fraction of them end up making a truly meaningful difference at the next level.
Yikes Tristan. https://t.co/vWb7dJRXzn
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 23, 2022
It’s impossible to know how Braun’s career will ultimately shake out.
But no matter where things go from here, the infamy his mom achieved on Thursday night is something his family can take pride in for many years to come.