LeBron James Praised Markelle Fultz After Huge Game

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LeBron James Praised Markelle Fultz After Huge Game

 

2017’s number one draft pick, Markelle Fultz’s saga is still pretty strange and controversial.

At the beginning of said rookie season, Fultz played through a shoulder injury that apparently caused him to forget how to shoot. All we know is that Fultz did not shoot weirdly in college, but does now.

But no doctor was really able to diagnose an injury, or a cause for the shooting woes and possible pain Fultz was experiencing.

Then, after plenty of unsuccessful doctor appointments, Fultz finally was able to find out the reason for his shooting woes. He was diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, (TOS), a physical injury. TOS affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, thus severely shoot a basketball.

But the Philadelphia 76ers’ win now mentality did not give them the time to wait on Fultz, and the franchise traded their former No. 1 pick to the Orlando Magic, before last season’s trade deadline.

Fultz was finally given a fresh start and has taken full advantage of it. After a decent start, Fultz was inserted into the Magic’s starting five and he’s been heating up ever since.

It has to be one of the best stories of the season, and should make everyone feel good. In the Magic’s surprising win against the Lakers last night, Markelle Fultz had himself a career night and was a key factor in the upset.

Fultz had his second career triple double and finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. As if that wasn’t enough, he also received major praise from non other than LeBron James. When asked What he sees in Fultz, LeBron explained the he’s been a Markelle supporter ever since his high school days.

 

“Confidence! Confidence and opportunity. They’re confident in him. He’s confident in himself, and he’s given the opportunity to go out and play the game how he grew up playing. I think everything else will take care of itself. I’ve been supportive of him ever since he was in high school; came through as a rookie in Philly. Been supportive through his situation and still is to this day. I’m happy as hell for him.”

 

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