Robert Covington’s Heartfelt Farewell Message To Philadelphia

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Robert Covington’s Heartfelt Farewell Message To Philadelphia

 

When there is a trade involving a superstar, other players who are part of the deal often are forgotten by the media and fans.

Robert Covington is the latest example. After years of playing in Philadelphia and being a key part in the ‘trust the process’ movement, RoCo has been shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

While players like Embiid, Fultz and Simmons were grabbing all the headlines, Covington was one underrated aspect of the 76ers nucleus.  Over these past few years, Covington has turned into one of the more underrated talents within the association.

Standing at an impressive 6-foot-9, Covington came into the league as a working progress, but has since established himself into a legitimate “3 & D” starting caliber player within the league. As his basketball IQ and three-point shot has improved, Covington has gone from strength in his development, and has transitioned from solid role player to a central figure of everything good for the organization.

The 3 & D specialist will always be welcome on NBA rosters, as their ability to guard the opposition’s best player and be a threat from the outside prove invaluable to the success of their teams.

After being signed by Philly from the D-League in 2014, Covington quickly showed his ability to connect from range, and showed glimpses of being a lockdown defender in the future. He has embraced that defensive mold, and has become one of the league’s elite defenders.

Covington now posted a very heartfelt farewell message to the City of Brotherly Love and its fans:

 

“Just want to thank the city of Philadelphia and the 76ers organization for allowing me to grow as a player here over the past 4 years. Thru the ups and downs I learned a lot here and y’all always had our back. It’s been a incredible journey and I definitely wouldn’t change it for the world. I built friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime. Now a new journey awaits and I’m thankful for this opportunity. Until next time Philly!!!”

 

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