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Top NBA pick Markelle Fultz drafted by (City) (team name) in his Instagram error

Markelle Fultz, left, looks at a phone with television commentators during the NBA draft Thursday in New York. Could the analysts be pointing out Fultz’s social media error?
Markelle Fultz, left, looks at a phone with television commentators during the NBA draft Thursday in New York. Could the analysts be pointing out Fultz’s social media error? The Associated Press

In the end, it was a great day for Markelle Fultz.

However, it didn’t start so great, as the point guard out of Washington had the equivalent of a turnover on social media.

About an hour before being selected as the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft Thursday, Fultz was preparing to share his excitement of becoming an NBA player.

Problem is, he clicked the “share” button a bit too soon.

An Instagram post he had queued up read, “Excited to head to (City) and join the (team name). ... #ThisIsMyTime #NBADraft”

That went live on his account before he was officially selected by the Philadelphia 76ers. It was soon corrected, but not before The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman grabbed a screenshot.

Some followers poked fun at Fultz’s error.

“Congrats (player name)!” Runjeff wrote. Shairice2 chimed in with, “(City) must be excited to have you too” while others simply wrote (City).

Despite the jokes, it’s safe to say Fultz will be the last one laughing when he signs his NBA contract.

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