Former #1 overall pick Markelle Fultz is desperately trying to salvage his NBA career … and he turned to Kobe Bryant for help, spending the summer at Mamba’s training facility.
Fultz — who was drafted before NBA stars like Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron Fox and Donovan Mitchell — has seen his career get off to a super shaky start.
Over 2 seasons, Fultz — who’s now on the Orlando Magic — has only played in 33 games (he started 15) … averaging only 7.7 points per game, 3.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds.
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But, Markelle — who’s still a ridiculously young 21-year-old with supreme talent — is trying to turn the bust ship around … and he’s looking to Kobe for help.
Fultz spent a good chunk of the summer at MAMBA Sports Academy in Southern California … working daily with the academy’s trainers.
We’re told Markelle even had a sit-down with Kobe … where Bryant schooled Fultz on the “Mamba Mentality” — which in KB’s words means to “constantly try to be the best version of yourself.”
Will Kobe’s greatness rub off on Fultz? Stay tuned. NBA season kicks off next month.
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