Rookie’s mother Swan Dyson Daniels reacts to the NBA draft about her appearance

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Before the New Orleans Pelicans took Dyson Daniels eighth overall, his mom briefly became a ball lover and went viral on social media.

Brikitta Kool-Daniels joined her son on stage before the draft began. NBA fans fainted. On Tuesday, she recalled all the lights in a post summarizing her night with her son.

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Dyson Daniels talks to the media after being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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“Mess over a little white dress,” she wrote on Instagram.

She seemed excited to be able to support her son as he prepared to take court for the pelicans.

The 19-year-old Daniels played in the G League after coming to the United States from Australia. He played in 26 games in the G League before being selected in the top ten by the Pelicans.

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Dyson Daniels walks out with his family during the introductions during the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Dyson Daniels walks out with his family during the introductions during the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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“I love to play in defense and I can protect a lot of different situations. If my attack isn’t going well, I can stay on the ground by disrupting the defense. I have the tools — height, height and the will to defend,” Daniels said.

“I can make plays for my teammates, and best of all I’m a winner. I’m ready to get on the ground right away and defend, steal and play high.”

Dyson Daniels hugs his mother after the New Orleans Pelicans draft him eighth during the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 23, 2022 in New York City.

Dyson Daniels hugs his mother after the New Orleans Pelicans draft him eighth during the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 23, 2022 in New York City.
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While with G-League’s Ignite, he averaged 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 5.1 assists.

“Playing in the G League helped me learn the NBA style,” Daniels added. “I kept getting better and better. It was really helpful to be where I am today.”

Dyson Daniels, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the eighth by the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Draft basketball, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York.

Dyson Daniels, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the eighth by the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Draft basketball, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York.
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Daniels joins the innovative Pelicans that made it to the playoffs after winning a place in the playoff championship. CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram will lead the way while Jose Alvarado’s defense has made him a rising star. Zion Williamson may also be healthy for the 2022-23 season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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