Mfiondu Kabengele was the only Seminole invited to Brooklyn for the 2019 NBA Draft. But that didn’t stop him from taking his Florida State teammates with him, even if it was only in name— or, perhaps more accurately, stitching?
Kabengele, who was selected in the first-round by the Brooklyn Nets but immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers with the 27th overall pick, was a selfless teammate in Tallahassee, and a big reason that the ’Noles made the Sweet Sixteen again in 2019 after an Elite Eight run in 2018.
And on Thursday, Kabengele once again put his teammates on his shoulders, by having their names sewn into the lining of the suit jacket he wore to the Barclay Center. Check it out:
Dear Twitter, @MfionduK wanted to share this night with all 17 of his @Seminoles teammates. He has each of their name & number stitched in his blazer. This picture speaks for itself but let’s join him in recognizing the 2018-19 @FSUHoops team #18strong #foreveraNole #6thman pic.twitter.com/39kEa3QiCU— Dennis Gates (@coachdgates) June 20, 2019
Of course, one of those names is that of Terance Mann. But Mann isn’t just going to LA as part of Fi’s wardrobe. The Clippers kept these two teammates together by drafting Mann in the second round.