If anything, the situation surrounding No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz isn’t getting enough attention. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie was absent for the 43rd consecutive game on Monday evening and, while there was a documented injury for Fultz, things have become quite bizarre to the point where head coach Brett Brown was quoted as saying the requirements for him to return would include being “able to shoot a basketball.”
Then, things took another turn over the weekend and Keith Pompey of The Inquirer shed additional list on another subplot. In short, ESPN’s Mark Jones, during the broadcast of a game between the Sixers and Thunder, indicated that Brown told ESPN about Fultz having “psychosomatic effects” with regard to his altered shooting form.
As you may expect, that did not go over well with the former Washington star, who was upset at the implication that his coach thinks his shooting problems are all mental. So Fultz responded by saying the following on Twitter while also sharing his disdain on Instagram.