"Whoa!" Bill Simmons had his mind blown when UNLV's Anthony Bennett went first overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. How dare the Cleveland Cavaliers go against the grain with a "bizarre pick"?
Around the league, current NBA players had their own takes on the picks of the 2013 class.
We'll start with the shocker that was Bennett being selected first.
This was the completely unexpected. Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors emphasized that.
Wowwwww who expected that? I didn't but congrats to Anthony Bennett— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) June 27, 2013
Some guys kept it simple. Evan Turner of the Philadelphia 76ers sent out this tweet seconds after the pick.
Surprise surprise— evan turner (@thekidet) June 27, 2013
And then there was fellow Canadian Tristan Thompson, who had a nice tweet to welcome Bennett to the Cavs. Bennett might take away some minutes from Thompson, or they could be used as a dynamic duo.
With all the mock drafts crushed, predictability was thrown out the window. After a few picks in, Ben McLemore, former Kansas stand-out, was still available. Many thought he would have gone five picks in, and LeBron James expressed his feelings on the guard's availability.
They sleeping on Ben McLemore. Just watch— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 28, 2013
Certainly the best tweet of the draft came from James Harden. Even though it was deleted seconds after, the tweet still made it around the twittersphere.
Steven Adams was the 12th pick in the draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Harden's former city. One can assume that Kevin Durant isn't too excited about the new pick based on his short welcome tweet, but that's not for sure.
Welcome Steven Adams— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 28, 2013
And lastly, looking forward, the classiest tweet of the night came from Myck Kabongo, former Texas basketball star, as he looks to the future.
Congrats to the 2013 draft class salute !! I will continue to work , hold my head high and push forward! Definitely not the end of the road.— Myck Kabongo (@MyckK9) June 28, 2013
The draft never fails to shake up several teams. Many players landed on teams that will need them, be it role player or starter. With a lot of trades in the 2013 draft, some teams' futures could be changed dramatically, a la the "butterfly effect."