De’Aaron Fox reacts to receiving MVP chants in India
Fox, who finished with 10 points in 26 minutes, appreciated the love and support the fans in India showed him and his teammates.
“But I heard the fans chanting, ‘MVP, MVP,’ when I was shooting free throws. I appreciate the chants, but I got a lot of work to do to get there. It is funny that I heard MVP chants for the first time in India,” Fox wrote in his diary for ESPN.
“To the fans, thank you. We hope we put on a performance. It’s literally the highest level of basketball in the world, so I just hope that they enjoyed this and we left them with a great first impression. And for those that probably never touched a basketball before, especially the kids, I hope we were able to make it fun enough so that they’d want to play it themselves.”
The Kings travel back to Sacramento, California, on Sunday.
Sacramento would love to see De’Aaron Fox pull a Derrick Rose and win an MVP award in his third season in the league. Fox put up 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists in 2018-19 while shooting 45.8 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from the 3-point line and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe.
The Kings have given the keys to the offense to Fox, who is wise beyond his years and doesn’t have tunnel vision. Sacramento should be a fun team to watch this season.