Finally, a Markelle Fultz shooting video that doesn’t end in utter embarrassment.
Ever since he succumbed to a shoulder injury under mysterious circumstances earlier this season, blurry, distant videos of Fultz launching jumpers that seem to have at least five separate stages have danced around the internet, taunting Philadelphia 76ers fans while Jayson Tatum, drafted by the Boston Celtics at No. 3 after the teams had swapped picks with an extra first-rounder going Boston’s way, tears up the hardwood.
But Fultz may have found the cure to his shooting woes—apparently, all he has to do is step back another 60 or 70 feet, turn around, and heave the ball over his back.
Markelle Fultz drains a full-court shot … backwards. pic.twitter.com/TJwl8QUclC
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) January 26, 2018
The impressive swish bomb wasn’t enough to deter amateur internet comedians from roasting him, however.
trick photography pic.twitter.com/QHtASIiAA2
— Mike Drahovsky (@MikeMrjint) January 26, 2018
So the sixers have one player whos been shooting with the wrong hand and one whos been shooting facing the wrong way?
— SJ (@SJ_22_CF) January 26, 2018
Maybe he should shoot like this instead of the form he’s rolling with right now
— Steve Simmonds (@SIMMamon_bun) January 26, 2018
wow his shot really *is* messed up.
— Robert O’Neill (@RobertONeill31) January 26, 2018
As always, there’s still no timeline for Fultz’ return.