It was not the cheesesteak, but there was another sandwich Markelle Fultz could not get in Boston that he could eat in Philadelphia.
Boston could never offer Markelle Fultz what Philadelphia could: his lucky sandwich.
In a piece written for The Player's Tribune, the newly drafted No. 1 pick explained how he learned he was headed to Philadelphia to workout for the 76ers on June 16. After getting a text from his trainer saying they were going to Philly instead of Boston, Fultz asked his most important question: "Do they have Chick-fil-a there?"
Fultz says a crispy chicken sandwich for breakfast is his "good luck charm," and after a quick Google, he found out that Philadelphia has seven Chick-fil-a restaurants — if you count the one in the airport. Boston on the other hand has zero Chick-fil-a restaurants.
When he arrived for his workout, Fultz says the Sixers had a table filled with Chick-fil-a sandwiches waiting for him, and he respected that "they did their research."
It's not the TGI Fridays on City Line Avenue, but between Chick-fil-a and Larry's (Fultz's favorite cheesesteak spot), the rookie is sure to find love from Philadelphia eateries.