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Video: Marvin Bagley III introduces the ‘Summertime Challenge’

Marvin Bagley III

Sacramento Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III has quite the personality. The Kings Twitter page posted a video of Bagley dancing to Will Smith’s “Summertime” with the hashtag #SummertimeChallenge. In fact, Bagley says this is a new trend, obviously with the hopes that more will take to social media to post their versions of the #SummertimeChallenge.

Some of these moves are interesting, to say the least. Hopefully, Bagley is a better basketball player than he is a dancer. All jokes aside, it’s always nice to see athletes who don’t take themselves too seriously.

Hopefully, this takes off but it’s important to point out something here. The song “Summertime” is eight years older than Marvin Bagley III. Eight years older! Maybe that’s a testament to the staying power of Will Smith’s summer anthem. It’s still considered a classic and it may have a bit of a revival if this goes viral.

Bagley hopes to bring as much energy for the Kings on the court as he does off it. The Duke product joins a young squad without much in the way of expectations. He’ll have ample opportunity to prove himself on the court. If the No. 2 overall pick can live up to expectations, Sacramento’s future will look much brighter.

He gets to play alongside second-year player De’Aaron Fox. The Kings point guard is a dynamic playmaker. Perhaps Bagley and Fox can mesh well together in the pick-and-roll this season.

The new season will bring new challenges for Bagley, but for now, he’s enjoying the #SummertimeChallenge.