Mikal Bridges’ Heartbreaking Draft Night

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Mikal Bridges’ Heartbreaking Draft Night


With the 10th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select Mikal Bridges. A night that started like the NBA’s next feel good story, ended in a hearbreak.

Bridges, a two-time NCAA Champion with Villanova, was drated to his hometeam. His mother, Tyneeha Rivers, is the Global VP of Human Resources for Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns the Sixers. It was perfect.

His mother was beyond proud and happy that her son would join the Sixers’ family. Both were excited during the interview that took place immediately after Mikal was drafted.



While Mikal continued the draft-pick PR tour, the feel-good story turned into a nightmare… possibly a dark humor comedy. While talking about how excited he is to play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns.



According to Sixers head coach Brett Brown, it was the Denver Nuggets’ fault:


“Denver has gone on record saying this, they were going to take Zhaire if they didn’t do what they did with Porter. This whole thing with Mikal would not have happened if Denver didn’t go with Porter.”

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