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Even NFL Coaches Are Complaining About 1 Aspect Of The NBA Draft

Zion Williamson

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: Zion Williamson and Ja Morant speak on stage before the start of the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

The 2019 NBA draft kicked off on Thursday night without much surprise.

New Orleans selected former Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick. He was followed by Murray State's Ja Morant at No. 2 and R.J. Barrett at No. 3 - both of whom were teammates of Zion's in the past.

Without much intrigue in the beginning of the draft, fans were focused on other things.

As the No. 4 pick came up, many fans watching from home had a similar reaction to the pick. The Los Angeles Lakers selected De'Andre Hunter with the pick.

However, the Lakers traded the pick before the draft even started.

Despite the Atlanta Hawks holding the No. 4 pick, Hunter was given a Lakers hat. Per draft rules, despite the trade going through, teams hold their draft picks throughout the draft - choosing for each other.

That leaves players wearing the incorrect hats on a national stage.

One NFL coach isn't a fan of the process.

"Gotta get the NBA to change the ‘trade rules’ so they don’t keep sending these kids up there with wrong hats on - embarrassing," the coach said to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Stay tuned for the latest from the NBA as the draft rolls on.