We love a good afro here at TSL, and what better place for one to show up than at the most entertaining NBA draft in recent memory. Unheralded Lucas Nogueira was taken with the 16th pick by the Boston Celtics, and promptly propped his draft day hat up on his massive 'fro.
And then the internet broke.
Fantastic Fro. Kid needs to gain some weight to support that. Never cut it. The fans will wear wigs. Great marketing.— Lisa Horne (@LisaHorne) June 28, 2013
BEST DRAFT PHOTO EVER. D. Stern next to Lucas Nogueira.— Jack McCallum (@McCallum12) June 28, 2013
This will live forever. pic.twitter.com/NnJiVUvFgt— Kam Pashai (@KamPashai) June 28, 2013
The Brazilian guy will fit right in here in Atlanta.— Nubyjas Wilborn (@nwilborn19) June 28, 2013
#16 Boston Celtics - Lucas Nogueira #2 pic.twitter.com/E6JYXYDGCy— Josemir Jagr (@jose3030) June 28, 2013
Best Atlanta afro since the Southern Hospitality video— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) June 28, 2013
Lucas Nogueira...7'0"...7'5" with the afro.— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) June 28, 2013
"Lucas just won the internet with that afro." #nbadraft— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) June 28, 2013