Terrence Clarke tragically lost his life back in April when he was in Southern California training for the NBA. His death shook the college basketball and NBA world.
Many expected that the NBA would honor Clarke and his family during the 2021 NBA Draft.
That moment came 15 picks into the Draft, as the NBA took the time to have a beautiful moment to honor Clarke and his family, as he was officially drafted into the NBA.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the beautiful moment.
With the next pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, the NBA selects Terrence Clarke from the University of Kentucky. #LLTC5 pic.twitter.com/fJYvShrgK3— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 2021
Fly high 5, you're an @NBADraft pick.— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) July 30, 2021
We love you, Terrence. #LLTC5 pic.twitter.com/SxpHdCeTiR
Thank you to Adam Silver, Mark Tatum and everyone in the @NBA office who gave Terrence’s family and all of us who loved him a special moment tonight. It shows the true heart of league and I thank you all. pic.twitter.com/ypAzKHMUgp— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) July 30, 2021
TC— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 30, 2021
Rest In Peace, TC5️⃣ ️— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 30, 2021
You represented your city proudly and will forever be a part of the NBA family. pic.twitter.com/Q9isuWNIFH
LLTC5— Davion Mintz (@deemintz1) July 30, 2021
T. Clarke 4ever!!!! Legit shedding tears. Props to the NBA!!! #BBN4ever— Skyy Clark (@skyyclark) July 30, 2021
I’ll never get over Terrence Clarke’s death. Will never feel real.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) July 30, 2021
Rest in Paradise TC— Nick Richards (@iamnickrichards) July 30, 2021
Well done by the @NBA.— Cats Coverage (@CatsCoverage_) July 30, 2021
RIP, Terrence Clarke. pic.twitter.com/rJOOPfDtUl
The TC tribute was really nice. Still can’t believe he’s gone. #LLTC5— Barstool UK (@BarstoolUK) July 30, 2021
The @NBA pays tribute to the late Terrence Clarke at the #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/DlrbbtLxlx— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
I want to take a moment to remind everyone that this would have been Terrence Clarke’s big night as well. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him, his mom, Osmine, and their family. I can only imagine how wide that smile of his would have been hearing his name called. pic.twitter.com/2tr9gJwBWY— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) July 29, 2021
Isaiah Jackson honored his former teammate too. Just a beautiful moment. pic.twitter.com/OdKyl6yc0z— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) July 30, 2021
R.I.P Terrence Clarke pic.twitter.com/XPc3WtGTW9— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) July 30, 2021
Well done, NBA.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) July 30, 2021
Terrence Clarke is an NBA draft pick.
Terrence Clarke has been DRAFTED.— Cats Coverage (@CatsCoverage_) July 30, 2021
This would have been your big night, @terrenceclarke_. We haven’t forgotten that bright smile of yours and we will never forget it. #LLTC5 pic.twitter.com/UFbPDo9vkh— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) July 29, 2021
Wow. What a strong woman and strong mom. I can’t imagine being so proud and so broken at the same time. #terrenceclarke— Mary Jo Perino (@mjp18) July 30, 2021
What an awesome moment. #terrenceclarke— Mike Singer (@msinger) July 30, 2021
Such an awesome thing for the #NBADraft to do to honor #TerrenceClarke’s family pic.twitter.com/ZUL9pv80gl— Maria Montgomery (@MariaKY19) July 30, 2021
Very cool of the NBA to have this moment for Terrence Clarke— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 30, 2021
Great tribute to Terrence Clarke by the NBA. Seeing that little kid say "Thats Terrence" pointing to the big screen with a smile on his face...wow. Rest in peace— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) July 30, 2021
Gut wrenching tribute to Kentucky's Terrence Clarke.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 30, 2021
May God Bless his family.
Every day is indeed a gift.
Entire Barclays crowd on their feet in support of Terrence Clarke’s family. Beautiful tribute for a young man gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/nngQ3Fv6Tc— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) July 30, 2021
Rest in peace #5.