Overzealous Fans Burned A Markelle Fultz Celtics Jersey After Reports Boston Would Trade The No. 1 Pick

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On Saturday, the Boston Celtics pulled off a blockbuster deal to send their No. 1 pick in this summer’s NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for their No. 3 pick and other assets. The Sixers are expected to take Washington product Markelle Fultz with the pick, adding him to their already-promising young core of Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, and Ben Simmons.

Although the windfall of bargaining chips isn’t quite as massive as initially reported, the Celtics are still in a position to potentially swing another larger deal for a more established superstar before all is said and done. But some folks around Boston couldn’t immediately see the forest for the trees, as evidenced by these Celtics fans, who channeled their inner scorned Clevelander, circa 2010.

It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, on multiple levels. First of all, Fultz doesn’t really have any say about who drafts him. He’s merely a pawn in the front-office schemes of the organizations at the center of all this wheeling and dealing. Fultz, although clearly immensely talented, isn’t a known commodity. If the Celtics are indeed able to swing a trade for a star who can help them get over the hump right now, it’s going to look even sillier.

Still, it’s pretty amusing to listen to this comically misguided duo spout profanities in that thick Boston accent while struggling to successfully set the jersey on fire.