No cap, indeed.
The 2020 NBA Draft was all sorts of wacky and confusing. There were a ton of picks swapped, Spike Lee showed up and, most importantly, hats were thrown.
Ah, the ever-important draft hat. While this year’s batch are stylish and fashionable, one member of RJ Hampton’s family apparently didn’t feel that way, as Hampton’s draft hat was chucked halfway across the hemisphere when Hampton was selected No. 24 overall.
A war cry followed by a 95 mph fastball (fasthat?). That Bucks hat is somewhere in the fourth dimension after the chucking.
There’s good reason for the hat toss: The 24th pick, originally owned by Milwaukee, was shipped to the Pelicans and then traded to the Nuggets after a series of shenanigans. So there’s really a fair reasoning for the confusion.
Arguably the best part of the clip is another Hampton relative rummaging through a pile of hats for the correct headwear.
The NBA Draft, folks.
It was delightful moment in an otherwise relatively uneventful night devoid of big-move trades and drama:
LMAAAAOOOOO that man tossed RJ Hampton’s Milwaukee hat like he was Bobby Shmurda then had to go find it I am screaming 😭😭😭
— Aaron West (@oeste) November 19, 2020
If I was to get drafted my house would look like RJ Hampton, a whole bunch of confusion, brother handing me the wrong hat, cousin throwing the hat across the room and my pops bringing me the right one out the back mushing it on my head 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— KT (@callmee_kt) November 19, 2020
Lol RJ Hampton’s team scrambling to figure out the right hat
— BIG BURGER BRAND 🍔 (@NNanpei) November 19, 2020
Hampton, 19, spent time hooping in New Zealand after forgoing college, leading to his selection in the draft. Some expected him to go much higher than 24.
Really changing the definition of “cap casualty” here.