I know people say “nobody cares” and “who gives a shit” about anything Markelle Fultz related, but here are a couple of things for you to consider:
- whenever we post a Fultz story, people immediately click on it and read it
- the majority of Sixers fans still want to know why the #1 overall draft pick became a huge bust
That’s it. Site traffic doesn’t lie. For every complainer on here that doesn’t want to read Fultz stuff, there are ten times as many who are fascinated with what I’d describe as the most bizarre story I’ve seen in at least ten years.
This past weekend, Markelle posted this clip on social media, which is a hype video that ends with him writing “they quick to forget,” with a couple of sleepy-face emojis:
So Fultz posted a hype video on his snap story; adds “they quick to forget” and “keep that same energy” at the end.
He’s a clown I’m so over him pic.twitter.com/LjkD6TJgzM
— Josh Lyons (@TheLyons_Den) February 17, 2019
I disagree. Sixers fans and NBA fans at large were not “quick to forget” how good he was in college. He was the top pick for a reason. They showed much patience while he was dealing with Scapular Muscle Imbalance and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, hoping he’d reach the level he displayed at Washington.
So anyway, this could be something, or it could be nothing at all. But like I said with the Orlando press conference and his mom’s comments, Markelle is leaving himself open to interpretation, and when you do that, you’re gonna get negative feedback from a portion of Sixers fans who feel like you’re shading them, even if you’re not.