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Hulls warned the crowd that he would get choked up, though. He was right. The tears flowed as he thanked all the important people in his life, from his close-knit family to team managers. They continued as he called his sister, Kaila, his “best friend,” which brought her to tears, as well, and when he talked about his late grandmother.
Not only was the speech 100 percent from the heart, it humanized Hulls. It also resulted in a standing ovation, no doubt aided by his closing remark: “Let’s go get banner No. 6!”
Twitter took notice, to the point that “Jordan Hulls” was trending worldwide.
See some of the tweets below:
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