Here’s the moment Robert Williams found out he was drafted by the Boston Celtics

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Robert Williams got to live a life-long dream of being selected in the NBA Draft; here’s the moment his name was called by Adam Silver.

Only 30 men a year get to hear their name called in the first round of the NBA Draft. It’s a dream that so few get to live in real life. Robert Williams was one of those few.

He was selected No. 27 in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, and I’m not sure there is a better fit for him from the stand point of both player personnel and coaching.

Williams joins a group of youngsters who just fought their way to the Eastern Conference Finals and took LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers to a seventh game. This without their two best players.

The core of Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Al Horford are going to be one of the best starting fives in the league next year. Williams will never be asked to be the go-to guy on the offensive end, allowing him to focus on what he does best: defense and rebounding.

You could tell Williams enjoyed the moment he was drafted by this team.

This might also explain why the Celtics apparently had trouble contacting Williams this morning for his first conference call with the media. He’s with family and friends at a restaurant (looks to be of the Buffalo Wild Wings variety). He most likely had a late night celebrating with those closest to him. He probably overslept. No harm, no foul.

But now it’s time for Williams to get to work. He has much to prove if he wants to crack the deep and talented roster Danny Ainge has created.

The ability to come off the bench and provide toughness, defense, energy and shot blocking will be perfect for Williams. He can also learn from Horford, who is a consummate professional and one of the more respected veterans in the NBA.

Next: Top 10 Robert Williams highlights from 2018

Congratulations, big fella. You earned it.

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