The moments after a player is selected are normally spent by TV talking heads discussing their merits as a prospect and what they can bring to their respective team. That was rightfully not the case with No. 16 overall pick Lucas Nogueira on Thursday night.
After the Boston Celtics selected the 7-footer from Brazil (he would later be traded to the Atlanta Hawks), ESPN’s Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose and Jay Bilas were all absolutely awestruck by his afro. When Nogueira delicately rested a Celtics cap on his Oscar Gamble-esque ‘fro, they lost it even more.
Between him and Anderson Varejao, there must be something about Brazilian big men in the NBA and awe-inspiring afros.