Twitter reacts to Mo Bamba’s perfect jersey number choice
Mo Bamba is already nailing his first order of business as a member of the Orlando Magic.
The rookie big man, who was drafted sixth overall by the Magic, was officially introduced on Friday and revealed his perfect choice of jersey … No. 5.
— Christian Bruey (@CBrueyWFTV) June 22, 2018
Many immediately drew a parallel to the iconic ’90s one-hit wonder “Mambo No. 5” by Lou Bega, and it led to some fantastic reactions on Twitter.
THEY GAVE MO BAMBA NUMBER FIVE!!!! BAMBA NUMBER FIVE!!! YES! #MAGIC
— Nicky Football (@ESPN580Nick) June 22, 2018
omg it’s actually happening
ladies and gentlemen this is bamba no 5 https://t.co/LbQbtgCt2w
— martin rickman (@martinrickman) June 22, 2018
— Para bailar Mo Bamba (@SuiteChinMusic) June 22, 2018
if you think any time mo bamba does something remotely well on the basketball court i'm not screaming "MAMBO NO 5" at the top of my lungs you're wrong pic.twitter.com/z3KSvKJNMJ
— Whitney Medworth (@its_whitney) June 22, 2018
Today we found out what number Mo Bamba will wear for the Orlando Magic.
— The Ringer (@ringer) June 22, 2018
Lou Bega would be so proud. pic.twitter.com/AQRjUXwwtj
— Derek Lawrence (@derekjlawrence) June 22, 2018
ladies and gentlemen, this is mo bamba no. 5!!!!!!!!!!
— FatCroix Slim (@killakow) June 22, 2018
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
The No. 5 Magic jersey belonged to big man Marreese Speights last season and to Victor Oladipo (now of the Indiana Pacers) prior to that. The time has arrived however for Bamba claim his place as its rightful owner, and this may be the most perfect NBA jersey choice that we have seen since this player’s.