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Brazilian Prospect Lucas Nogueira Wins 2013 NBA Draft with Awesome Afro

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27:  Lucas Bebe Nogueira (R) of Brazil poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner David Stern after Nogueira was drafted #16 overall in thhe first round by the Boston Celtics during the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013 in in the Brooklyn Bourough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 1, 2017

Just when the Internet began to tire of referencing the boos for outgoing commissioner David Stern during the 2013 NBA draft, the Boston Celtics selected Lucas Nogueira (eventually acquired by the Atlanta Hawks via trade) with the No. 16 overall pick. 

The moment Stern announced his name, a new draft star was born. 

Here is a tweet from Bleacher Report featuring the Brazilian big man sporting a cap far too small for his glorious hair. 

Here are some more tweets to give you a real sense of the magnificence he is working with. 

Here is some GIF goodness, also from Bleacher Report

Twitter chimed in on that beautiful head of hair that wouldn't be trapped under a normal-sized Celtics hat, demanding to break free for the entire world to appreciate. 

Of course, Nogueira was only the latest NBA draft pick to rock a wacky hairdo that called for much larger headgear. Here is a jubilant Joakim Noah dropping serious hair game at the 2007 draft. 

Not everybody was willing to give Nogueira the crown of best coiffure of the night.

You be the judge:

It was a wild draft. Somewhere during the proceedings, actual NBA selections were made, but they were drowned out by the bedlam that played out in social media circles. 


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