Twitter Lost It Over Christian Braun’s Mom In The 2022 NBA Draft

A few parents of top contenders took the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft by storm on Twitter on Thursday, but perhaps no more than the mother of the former Kansas security guard, Christian Braun.

Braun, who was selected 21st by the Nuggets, hugged his family at the Barclays Center as he learned about his NBA fate, as the cameras — and social media — catch a glimpse of his biggest fan, mom Lisa.

“Twitter is WILD with Christian Braun’s mom,” one fan commented:while another tweeted“Christian Braun’s mother wins the design.”

Christian Braun embraces his family, including mother Lisa, after being selected 21st overall in the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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Lisa Braun celebrated as Christian Braun's son was drafted by the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Lisa Braun celebrated as Christian Braun’s son was drafted by the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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When Braun’s mother became a talking point on social media, a relative (Owen Gish) responded to a story about her becoming the design breakout star, to which her apparent Twitter account replied“You know O.”

Cameras caught Braun, a six-foot athlete who played three seasons for the Jayhawks, hugging Lisa, who was dressed in a red dress for her son’s big night.

Basketball has long been part of Braun’s family, as Lisa played in Missouri and her husband, Don, played at St. Louis University. Braun, one of the three siblings, is most like his mother, according to Don.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver with Christian Braun during the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver with Christian Braun during the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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“I think anyone who saw her play at the time knows that he was raised by toughness,” Don told Kansas affiliate WIBW in March. “I don’t think anyone who plays for” [Kansas coach] Bill Self is not on the floor unless they are tough.”

Lisa expressed how “ecstatic” she was to see Braun “grow and improve”.

“This is what you always want for your kid or an athlete,” she said. “And I think the team as a whole did that. I think he did his job and his zeal to make a difference in the team and to improve his skill level.”

Braun averaged 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists during his junior season when the Jayhawks won the national championship.

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