Markelle Fultz Thought Sixers’ Fans Were Chanting For Nick Foles, Not Him

Markelle Fultz returned to action for the first time since October as he scored 10 points in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 123-104 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

The No. 1 overall pick for the Philadelphia side has not featured since the 97-86 win over the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 23 as he was dealing with a shoulder issue.

Despite the few rough moments such as losing the ball in his first possession since his injury, Fultz had an overall successful return to the court as he finished the game with 10 points, having gone 5-for-13 in his shooting, eight assists and four rebounds in a 14-minute cameo.

Sixers fans gave the 19-year-old a standing ovation when he entered in the first quarter and even chanted “We Want Fultz” when there were just a few minutes left in the game with head coach Brett Brown responding by reinserting him in. Fultz, however, thought they were chanting for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles at first.

Markelle Fultz Markelle Fultz scored 10 after returning against the Denver Nuggets from a 68-game layoff. Pictured: Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (20) shoots over Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard (5) and forward Jon Leuer (30) in the second half at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI, Oct 23, 2017. Photo: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

“It was kind of cool,” Fultz told reporters after the game. “I mean at first, I thought they were saying Nick Foles and then I realized it and it was pretty dope. Like I said, these fans are great and I love them so it’s good.”

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