What Twitter Users Were Talking About During the 2017 NBA Draft

Lonzo Ball shared the moments before and after fulfilling his dream and becoming a Laker on Facebook Live

The 2017 National Basketball Association Draft spurred 3.2 million tweets Thursday night.

Twitter said in an email to Social Pro Daily that the most-tweeted moments Thursday night (all times ET) were:

  1. Boston Celtics select Jayson Tatum No. 3 overall (7:55 p.m.)
  2. Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball No. 2 overall (7:48 p.m.)
  3. News breaks that Jimmy Butler is being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves (7:53 p.m.)
  4. Phoenix Suns select Josh Jackson No. 4 overall (8:02 p.m.)

Ball also shared the moments before and after fulfilling his dream and becoming a Laker on Facebook Live, with he and his family celebrating the pick at around the eight-minute mark of the video.

The five most-tweeted-about drafted players Thursday night were:

  1. Ball (@ZO2_), Lakers
  2. Markelle Fultz (@MarkelleF), Philadelphia 76ers
  3. Tatum (@jaytatum0), Celtics
  4. Malik Monk (@AhmadMonk), Charlotte Hornets
  5. Jackson (@j_josh11), Suns

And the most retweeted tweets of the night are embedded below:

Image courtesy of Boston Celtics Twitter account.