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Markelle Fultz is Shooting Jumpers Left-Handed and Everything is Fine

You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the Twilight Zone!

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With every new generation of injury for the Sixers, the situation evolves. Joel Embiid may have missed two full seasons with his foot, but nothing, and I mean nothing in his recovery was this odd:

That’s right-handed, right shoulder-soreness’d Markelle Fultz shooting a legit NBA three left handed. And it was not a fluke:

Brett Brown said later that there’s nothing to read into here but I’m going to do it anyway (sorry Brett). I get that just because his shoulder is sore they don’t want him to not train and practice, but in what way does shooting lefty benefit anything? If you want him to finish drills in rhythm with a shot, like, too bad I guess? It’s weird. It’s weird as hell, and I don’t understand it. For once, just once, I’d like an injury (or “not” an injury or whatever) to be an injury and then the player sits out the required time and then they come back and they’re okay. Like Richaun Holmes. Can everybody please be Richaun Holmes? Don’t we deserve this by now? In solidarity I typed this post only left-handed. It took forever.

UPDATE: I mean, yeah, but it’s still weird.