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Washington's Markelle Fultz answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 pick overall during the NBA draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York.

June 23, 2017

Markelle Fultz is psyched because Philly has Chick-fil-A and Boston doesn't

The Boston Celtics trading the number one pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Sixers looks to have major implications for both franchises and the players they selected. 

For Washington guard Markelle Fultz, who Philadelphia predictably selected Thursday night, it means joining a nucleus of promising young talent instead of a team currently in contention.

More importantly, it means he can still regularly get his favorite fast-food sandwich.

In an article for The Players' Tribune Friday morning, titled "What's Up, Philly," Fultz touches on a range of topics, including his frequent communication with Joel Embiid (the "Mayor"), being "pissed" about getting cut from his high school varsity team as a sophomore and, of course, The Process.

He also writes about what his first thought was upon learning he'd likely be going to Philly, not Boston:

Then Keith (author's note: Fultz's agent) hit me up and said, “New plan. Philly.”

I was just waking up. So I was like, “O.K., cool. Do they have Chick-fil-A there?”

A crispy chicken sandwich for breakfast. It’s kind of like my good luck charm. Keith never got back to me about that important question. So I found out for myself. I googled it immediately.

Philly does have Chick-fil-A. It has six, actually.

Seven if you count the one at the airport. Boston has zero Chick-fil-As, for what it’s worth.

Actually, by the count of Chick-fil-A's website, there are eight including the airport, while Boston does in fact have zero. Chick-fil-A is awesome (although I prefer the nuggets over the sandwich). The fact that this is the first thing Fultz thought of when he received life-altering news proves that he has his priorities straight.

The entire piece should get Philly fans pretty excited. You can read the full thing here.