You remember when you were a kid and some of your friends had those “cool” parents that would let you drink alcohol as long as you did it under the roof? My parents weren’t those parents, but I often slept over those kind of parents’ houses in my teenage years.
I’m thinking Ebony Fultz, Markelle Fultz’s mother, may be one of those parents. She might be cool with Markelle drinking alcohol as long as it’s under her supervision. How else could you explain this:
The NBA Summer League Day Pool Party is hosted by Markelle and happens to be sponsored by two alcohol companies. The kid is 19, right? His parties are sponsored by Hennessy and Belaire Luxe.
I’m hoping Ms. Fultz is in attendance. That would make more sense. The 19-year-old future star of the Sixers would be wise to have parental guidance at this party…we don’t need any stupid, drunken accidents.
How does the NBA endorse this kind of $tuff? Adam Silver and the Sixers’ brass have to know this is bad optics. It’ll go over great with the teens at the youth center where I coach hoops. Probably see some Hennessy swag when we start back up in October.
Heads up to the always astute and innovate 97.5 producer Jamie Lynch for bringing this to our attention.