NBA Fans Take to Twitter, Seem to Think Draft Day is The Biggest Day of the Year

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Golden State Warriors Fans at ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California, May 19. Ezra Shaw/Getty

Basketball fans have been waking up Thursday morning feeling like it's Christmas Day as they get ready for tonight's NBA Draft.

The event begins at 7 p.m. (ET) and live coverage is being shown on ESPN and here.

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers are particularly excited as their teams have the top two picks in the draft, which is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Fans have been showing their excitement ahead of the evening on social media. Take a look at some of the best posts here:

It's Draft Day, aka Christmas in June. Let's go!

— D Davis (@gatordd) June 22, 2017

IT'S DRAFT DAY MARKELLE FULTZERS pic.twitter.com/UBYjHDC7Xa

— Arie (@OfficialReview) June 22, 2017

Today is NBA draft day and I woke up feeling pic.twitter.com/ajLNjug4T6

— Iz Kelly (@IzzyKelly04) June 22, 2017

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It's Draft Day #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/9JIYb2b2NV

— 〽️aryJane Hendrix (@rere630) June 22, 2017

Happy NBA Draft day

Today my team is going to make that move towards winning 💍

- every fan of a NBA Fan

— Gary Todd (@Icemn62) June 22, 2017

It's Draft Day ! pic.twitter.com/3bKyg6ZeUj

— ŠÜBÇØMÅŃDÅŃTË ÇÅM (4-5) (@MistahJ_74) June 22, 2017

Draft day babayyeeeee pic.twitter.com/hJm4zRDIGQ

— Jarred (@JarreDuhh) June 22, 2017

happy NBA draft day! pic.twitter.com/5mrl0wsmCX

— nick (@nick_pants) June 22, 2017

Me during Draft Day: pic.twitter.com/aPq31yU2me

— ❄️GUILLERMO®❄️ (@Gurmgaming) June 22, 2017

Happy Draft Day everyone! Feels like Christmas morning #Sixers #fultzday pic.twitter.com/8T43jmtM3O

— MRCROCKPOT TPL (@mrcrockpot) June 22, 2017

Although this guy wants a different kind of Draft Day:

The 76ers have the top pick and are said to be set on taking point guard Markelle Fultz of Washington, while U.C.L.A point guard Lonzo Ball is expected to be taken at No.2 by the Lakers. Ball appears certain of heading to L.A. and went so far as to make a sales pitch to LeBron James, of the Cavaliers, in an interview with ESPN on Wednesday.

"Hey man, LeBron, I like to win and I know you like to win," Ball said looking at the camera. "I think our games could help each other out a lot. Anytime you want the ball, just let me know and it's going to be there."

Boston Celtics will have the third pick, followed by the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic and the Minnesota Timberwolves.