Former Kansas Jayhawks guard Gradey Dick was drafted 13th overall by the Toronto Raptors. And while Victor Wembanyama beginning his NBA career was the focus on TV, Gradey Dick memes stole the show online.
The Gradey Dick memes came out strong when he showed up to the 2023 NBA Draft wearing a ruby red sparkling suit. It was an homage to Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in the Wizard of Oz.
Shortly thereafter, the Gradey Dick memes began exploding. He was oft compared to BJ from HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones. Then a truly fantastic TikTok from Gradey Dick hit Twitter and he was quickly winning the hearts of millions of NBA fans as someone with the energy of a theater kid that can ball.
Gradey Dick Memes Go Viral During 2023 NBA Draft
If you haven’t seen the ‘Gradey Dick Freshman Mixtape’ as it was first shared back in March, don’t fret. It went viral on Draft Night:
Scottie and Gradey gonna be making TikToks while Pascal is trying to hoop pic.twitter.com/gzUX8vSJf6
— Ameer (@AmeerJHamid) June 23, 2023
I’m not even a Toronto Raptors fan and I already love him. Heck, I might be a Toronto Raptors fan now.
*BEFORE THE TORONTO RAPTORS DRAFTED GRADEY DICK*
Look at this sequinned dipshit dressed like he’s filling in for Paul Shaffer.
*AFTER THE TORONTO RAPTORS DRAFTED GRADEY DICK*
This is our magnificent sparkly boy and I love him with my life. pic.twitter.com/uoDyc080Yr
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) June 23, 2023
Gradey Dick winning over the hearts of millions:
Gradey Dick when he reaches Toronto pic.twitter.com/opJoV8YgrC
— Kevin Sacdalan (@KevSacdalan) June 23, 2023
If you aren’t already watching The Righteous Gemstones this joke might be lost on you AND you should 100% be watching because it’s an amazing show.
raptors just drafted BJ from the righteous gemstones pic.twitter.com/iW7ykclYtV
— trevor (@trrvvb) June 23, 2023
Extreme figure skating energy here:
Waiting for your scores after missing your triple axel. pic.twitter.com/5H1Sfl1i9G
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) June 23, 2023
To me, he was putting off a Bruce Leroy aura from The Last Dragon.
Extreme Las Vegas energy for sure.
Gradey Dick looking like he's about to do a Vegas magic show involving a tiger pic.twitter.com/AyNTK9IPVb
— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) June 23, 2023
There are thousands upon thousands of Gradey Dick memes on Twitter and elsewhere.
If the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft is any indication, there will be Gradey memes for years to come and that is a great thing for everyone.