It didn’t take long for Markelle Fultz to commit the first social media foul of his NBA career.
During Thursday night’s draft, the No. 1 pick’s social media crew forgot to include a couple of minor details in a post to Fultz’s Instagram account repping watch brand Tissot.
“Excited to head to (City) and join the (team name),” it read. “@Tissot.us is helping me get started with my (team name) watch.”
The comedy of the error is that filling in the blanks wasn’t exactly a game of Mad Libs. Fultz, a star guard out of the University of Washington, had long been pegged as the top pick, so as soon as the Sixers traded up for the Celtics’ No. 1 selection, the city and team name should have been clear.
The botched post was soon deleted and reshared with “Philadelphia” and “@sixers.”
Still, the gaffe has given more publicity to Fultz’s sponsor than a correct post ever would have.