Mikal Bridges drafted by hometown 76ers, only to be traded an hour later

    Mikal Bridges reacts after being drafted 10th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on Thursday in New York City.

    Story highlights

    • Bridges was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers at No. 10
    • His mother works as the VP of human resources for the team
    • About an hour after he was drafted, Bridges was traded to Phoenix

    (CNN)This had all the markings of a feel-good hometown story, and it lasted a grand total of around an hour.

    Mikal Bridges, who was born in Philadelphia and played college ball at nearby Villanova, was drafted by the 76ers as the No. 10 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. His mother, Tyneeha Rivers, is the VP of human resources for the organization, and when her son's name was called, she clenched both fists and gave a big smile, giving Bridges a hug.