Magic’s Mo Bamba’s hilarious reaction upon learning NBA Live rating
With the season fast approaching, NBA 2K19 and NBA Live 19 continue to release their ratings for players. Every summer we see players upset at their ratings, but Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba seemed to actually be pleasantly surprised when he found out about his NBA Live rating on Sunday, suggesting that he may have to give Live a shot.
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) August 12, 2018
Bamba’s 2K rating has not been released yet, but based on the fact that No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton is only a 79, the No. 6 pick is likely a few points lower. 2K has dominated the NBA video game landscape in recent years, but perhaps Live will start making a bit of a comeback.
The 7-foot-1 center out of Texas was drafted sixth overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, as his stock rose the months prior due to monster performances for the Longhorns. The 20-year-old was a McDonalds All-American in 2017, and he continued to impress NBA scouts as he progressed during his brief college career.
For the Longhorns, Bamba averaged 12.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game and shot 60 percent from the field. He was also brilliant patrolling the paint, averaging 3.7 blocks per game in 30.2 minutes per contest.
Bamba’s freakish athletic makeup was confirmed at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine when he broke the combine’s wingspan record previously held by Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, with the rookie measuring in with a monster 7-foot-10 wingspan. He also ran faster than MVP Russell Westbrook, clocking a speed of 3.04 seconds in a three-quarter court sprint. As you can see, his athletic abilities are endless and will transform him into one of the more unique specimens throughout the league.
Bamba now has his sights set on helping the Magic return to relevancy. Their struggles continued last campaign as they faltered to a horrific 25-57 record after having a promising start to the season. The young trio of Bamba, Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon could form quite the formidable frontcourt, and do not forget about Nikola Vucevic.
With these pieces, the Magic will look to improve on their record this upcoming campaign and develop the talent of their recently acquired lottery pick