The Orlando Magic found their way into the playoff conversation after all, following the Philadelphia 76ers crushing defeat to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night, in game seven of the Easter Conference semi-finals.
More specifically, it was Magic guard, Markelle Fultz, who was trending after the game. Mostly in the positive, with Sixers fans, reflecting on why they can’t make it work with high draft picks.
This first tweet has an Orlando diss, although I’d gladly compare our neighborhoods and weather to wherever he’s from.
Can't believe they sent Markelle Fultz to Outworld (the Orlando Magic) for this.
— Zito (@_Zeets) June 21, 2021
Markelle Fultz watching Ben Simmons drop 5 points and take the L in a game 7 pic.twitter.com/JjS1xqey05
— Rich (@UptownDC_Rich) June 21, 2021
The Sixers ruined Markelle Fultz, convinced Ben Simmons he's a point guard, and wasted 7 years of Joel Embiid. The process isn't revolutionary it's an episode of Nathan For You.
— kelsea (@kelsea_lately) June 21, 2021
Markelle Fultz would never have gone out sad like this pic.twitter.com/Dfa9WOklhr
— Kenny Morales (@KennyMoralesTV) June 21, 2021
markelle fultz dunking this 10 times outta 10 pic.twitter.com/J5iyzOy5B5
— bro (@tatumtron) June 21, 2021
Markelle Fultz doesn’t lose that game
— Stock Osweiler (@TaPeR_GanG_) June 21, 2021
Markelle Fultz would be a better fit than Ben Simmons. At least he no longer has the yips at the free throw line. Lol
— Adam Koffler (@AdamKoffler) June 21, 2021
Fultz is a former first overall draft pick for the Sixers. Before getting injured last year, he was experiencing something of a renaissance here in Orlando.
Would Fultz have delivered instead of Ben Simmons last night?
I guess we’ll never know.