The NBA draft is typically a time for applause as young men get to hear which organization they will be a part of for the next couple of years.
However, it wasn't all plaudits tonight at the draft for one man.
Commissioner Adam Silver opened the night with a speech talking about the NBA season that saw the Golden State Warriors sweep LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals. So it wasn't a shocker that Silver, the man with a plan to fix the league's tanking problem, mentioned the Warriors.
But the fans in Brooklyn weren't having any of it. When Silver brought up Golden State, the crowd, primarily comprised of New Yorkers, started booing loudly.
Silver all but had his hands tied during this speech. With the timing of the draft, there was no way for Silver to avoid talking about Golden State's march to victory. Even though he probably knew that mentioning the Warriors would drive the crowd into booing, he had to do it anyway.
Adam Silver got booed after congratulating the Warriors pic.twitter.com/xQu0sxRwXD— Sporting News (@sportingnews) June 21, 2018
The fans' active role at the beginning of the draft foretold a lot of excitement that was to come. With a big trade that ultimately sent international star Luka Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks and Trae Young to the Atlanta Hawks, the NBA
One thing that Silver might have learned from all of this is that fans might be just a little upset at having to endure a Warriors dynasty not in threat of being broken up anytime soon.