Twitter reacts to Detroit Pistons selecting Cade Cunningham in 2021 NBA Draft

Usually the NBA Draft is an exciting day for every other NBA team but the Detroit Pistons. That is, until 2021. For the first time in 51 years, the Detroit Pistons held the coveted top overall draft selection.

This year the Pistons chose Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham, who didn't let Detroit down by sporting a pair of Cartier "Buffs" glasses after the announcement.

Needless to say Detroit definitely celebrated the nod and appreciated Cunningham's donning of an iconic piece of Detroit culture. Twitter let it be known that they're ready to support Cartier Cade, or Cade Icewood, whichever name sticks.

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You’ve owned (or wanted) a pair of Buffs
Cartier “Buffs” are to Detroit what wheat-colored Timberlands are to New Yorkers. It’s a part of the uniform and the ultimate come-up. The Detroit Pistons’ Cade Cunningham understood the assignment on draft night and donned a pair. Detroiters also gathered together to get Gretchen Whitmer (aka Big Gretch) her own pair due to her handling of the pandemic.
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You’ve owned (or wanted) a pair of Buffs

Cartier “Buffs” are to Detroit what wheat-colored Timberlands are to New Yorkers. It’s a part of the uniform and the ultimate come-up. The Detroit Pistons’ Cade Cunningham understood the assignment on draft night and donned a pair. Detroiters also gathered together to get Gretchen Whitmer (aka Big Gretch) her own pair due to her handling of the pandemic.

Photo via NBA/Youtube
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I see you’ve got a pair too ?@CadeCunningham_ https://t.co/5dnmGY5afH pic.twitter.com/S09zQnTj9f— Gretchen Whitmer (@gretchenwhitmer) July 30, 2021
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Welcome to Detroit @CadeCunningham_— Rip Hamilton (@ripcityhamilton) July 30, 2021
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I hereby dub thee, Cade Icewood. Please accept these ceremonial buffs on behalf of the entire 313. Welcome to Detroit, @CadeCunningham_ ! #DetroitUp @DetroitPistons pic.twitter.com/CDnTZFlTbA— Daddy Chill AKA What The Hell Is Even That? (@Michael_Aaron) July 30, 2021
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Detroit rappers bout to load up those Cade Cunningham bars by 12AM EST. I'm here for it.— Tha Ghost (@ThaGhostMamba) July 29, 2021
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I love every Cade Cunningham Detroit nickname I’ve seen so far…Cade Icewood, Cartier Cade, Motor Cade. Keep them coming.— Man on Pfizer (@alanhunt_II) July 29, 2021
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Cade Cunningham wearing buffs on draft night will go down in Detroit history as a legendary moment #DetroitUp— Kingi (@trademarktaz) July 29, 2021
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Cade Cunningham throwing on buffs at the end of his interview after getting drafted has just become my all time favorite NBA draft moment pic.twitter.com/uKnXyiQm2a— webb (@DrWebbMD) July 30, 2021
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I’m rocking with Cade Cunningham for throwing the buffs on once getting drafted by the Pistons. Way to read the room son lol. #CadeIceWood— Nino (@HX_JET) July 30, 2021
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“I gotta buff up” says Cade Cunningham as he puts his buffs on. Build him a statue in Detroit already.— joel (@jxlorenzi) July 30, 2021
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With great buffs comes great responsibility.. welcome to Detroit Cade Cunningham— SnackPak (@__codyt) July 30, 2021
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Detroit is the best city in the world. The way that the culture is about to embrace Cade Cunningham will be crazy.— Richpublican (@richplow) July 30, 2021
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Pistons draft Cade Cunningham*'I'm Out Here' begins to play*What up doe! pic.twitter.com/a26gCAidtL— Garage Time (@garagetimepod) July 30, 2021
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Cade Cunningham eats vegan?Nobody's perfect.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 30, 2021
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THIS MAN CADE ICEWOOD OUT HERE BUFFED UP AND I LOVE IT— Ol Baldy (@skuzemewoods) July 30, 2021
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Detroiters already calling Cade Cunningham - Cade Icewood. Pretty damn good. Long live The Great Lake Ruler. #NBA #Pistons— Weesie’s Grandson (@detroitplair) July 29, 2021
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Motor Cade in the suburbs, Cade Icewood in the city— Jasper Apollonia (@GatSummitt) July 28, 2021
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Cartier Cade is a hall of fame nickname and I pray with everything in me that it sticks #DetroitUp— Jordan Miller (@Miller_JordanD) July 30, 2021
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Cartier Cade threw on the buffs to close out his first interview as a Piston. Can summer league start tomorrow? 😭— Man on Pfizer (@alanhunt_II) July 30, 2021
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