NBA players were glued to their TV screens on Monday watching the NCAA Championship game between Baylor and Gonzaga. As die-hard basketball fans themselves, NBA players couldn't help but express their excitement on Twitter.

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard commended Baylor's performance after leading early, noting that all they had to do is close the game out.

Meanwhile, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young praised the Big 12 conference as the best in the NCAA. After all, Baylor's NCAA Championship win proved just that.

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Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Bruson, a Villanova alum, congratulated Baylor on the win. For what it's worth, Villanova was one of the teams that Baylor beat en route to the NCAA Championship.

NBA icon Jamal Crawford also heaped praise on the Baylor squad for their intensity.

New Orleans Pelicans guard shared his insight on the game which favors Baylor.

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell retweeted CJ Watson's observation that Gonzaga seems a tad surprised by Baylor's play.

Brandon Goodwin of the Atlanta Hawks felt that Gonzaga was intimidated by Baylor.

There are a whole lot more NBA players who shared their thoughts on the NCAA Championship game between Baylor and Gonzaga. And who can blame them? These players are addicted to playing and watching basketball. It doesn't matter if they're already professional ballers, some of which are already at the pinnacle of the sport.

Basketball—whether at the amateur or professional level — gives them that much-needed fix. They may see the games differently from how fans see them. But at the end of the day, they're basketball nerds who would do would go crazy if they're away from the sport for a long time.