The professional basketball team in Charlotte hasn’t always had the most luck in the NBA draft, but when Kentucky guard Malik Monk unexpectedly dropped to No. 11 during Thursday’s NBA draft, the Hornets picked him up.
Social media seemed to celebrate.
First, Monk’s future teammate, Nic Batum, told fans he was happy with the drafting of Monk and the team trading for center Dwight Howard earlier this week.
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Even controversial New York Daily News columnist Shaun King thought Michael Jordan’s team made out like fat cats this time.
And King was not alone.