Christian Brown was named 21st overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2022 NBA Draft Thursday night, but his mother, Lisa, Who stole the show?.
As soon as Brown’s name was called, the cameras caught the moment when the former Kansas ranger hugged his family, Lisa, who was dressed in an alluring red dress. Minutes later, a mother of three grabbed Twitter’s attention.
However, Lisa’s time in the spotlight almost never happened, as just this week she and her family decided to attend the NBA Draft at the Barclays Center.
“This was new, and we had to plan everything at the last minute,” Lisa said. According to Kansas City affiliate ABC, KMBC 9 News. “We knew it was a chance to go, but because of the feedback we got, they feel it’s important to be there.”
Lisa was a basketball star at the University of Missouri itself, where she played with the Tigers from 1987 to 1991. While there, she received the All-Big Eight Awards three times and later earned a place in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Don, Lisa’s husband, attributes much of Brown’s success to his mother’s illustrious career.
“I think anyone who’s seen her play back in the day knows toughness is the way he was brought up,” Don said, According to WIBW in Kansas 13. “I don’t think anyone would play for him [Kansas coach] Bill Self is not down to earth unless it’s tough.”
Lisa knows the draft is just the beginning for her son.
“I am thrilled with the fact that it continues to grow and improve,” Lisa said. “That’s what you’ve always wanted for your son or any athlete, and I think the team as a whole has done that. I think he did his work and his hard work to make a difference in the team and to improve his skill level.”
Brown averaged 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in his junior season, all of which were career highs. His prowess in rebounding and defending helped propel the Jayhawks to victory in the National Championship.
In addition to Lisa, Dyson Daniels’ mother is Prikita Cole Daniels It also captured the collective heart of the Internet during Thursday’s draft.
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