The 2018 NBA Draft Lit Up Twitter Thursday Night

The Knicks’ pick of Kevin Knox was the most-tweeted moment

Luka Dončić was the most-tweeted-about player Thursday night 3dalia/iStock

The National Basketball Association was top-of-mind on Twitter Thursday night, as fans reacted to the 2018 NBA Draft.

Twitter said the three most-tweeted moments of the night were:

  1. The New York Knicks draft Kevin Knox with the ninth overall selection.
  2. The Cleveland Cavaliers choose Collin Sexton at No. 8.
  3. The Atlanta Hawks trade No. 5 pick Trae Young and a protected first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to the Dallas Mavericks for No. 3 pick Luka Dončić.

The most-tweeted-about players were:

  1. Dončić
  2. Michael Porter Jr.
  3. Deandre Ayton
  4. Sexton
  5. Young

And some of the most retweeted NBA Draft-related tweets were: David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.