Ladies and gentleman, this is Bamba No. 5.
Texas center Mo Bamba — who rivals No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton as the best big man in the 2018 NBA draft — was taken No. 6 overall in Thursday’s draft by the Magic, and officially arrived in Orlando on Friday afternoon.
Mo has officially landed! ✈️ pic.twitter.com/WP26fEULfL
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 22, 2018
Not long after he landed, we learned what number Bamba would rep next season — and he could not have chosen a better number.
— The Lando (@TheLando__) June 22, 2018
His number choice had to have made Lou Bega, artist of the iconic 1999 song “Mambo No. 5,” incredibly happy — wherever Bega is in the world at the moment. Though it’s still unsure if Angela, Pamela, Sandra and Rita had anything to do with his decision.
At the very least, it sure provided for a lot of jokes on the Internet.
A little bit of Nikola at the five
A little bit of Mario on the side
A little bit of Aaron on the team
A little bit of DJ Augustin
A little bit of Elfrid (now a Sun)
A little bit of Isaac, number one
A little bit of Simmons, Jonathan
A little Iwundu makes me a fan https://t.co/fs0mSH4kuN
— Tucker (@twarner50) June 22, 2018
omg it’s actually happening
ladies and gentlemen this is bamba no 5 https://t.co/LbQbtgCt2w
I for one could not be more excited that Mo Bamba is about to make Lou Bega relevant again, he deserves it. https://t.co/iKvLUz6fGe
— Kyle Morawski (@KMorawski24) June 22, 2018
Lou Bega has to preform at halftime opening night. https://t.co/ytMHEohIk5
— Danny Cunningham (@RealDCunningham) June 22, 2018
Today we found out what number Mo Bamba will wear for the Orlando Magic.
— The Ringer (@ringer) June 22, 2018
Somewhere, Lou Bega is getting a royalty check. https://t.co/ISG42C8IRD
— Russell Crock (@RussellCrock) June 22, 2018
somewhere, Lou Bega is smiling. https://t.co/36JAVPTGGR
— Madison Hartman (@madhartman) June 22, 2018
‘Cause you can’t run, and you can’t hide. Mo Bamba and the Magic gonna touch the sky.
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