Tobias Harris learned about trade to Sixers while watching Netflix series
Getting traded is not easy an athlete. For some the new opportunity might be scary. For others, like new Sixers forward Tobias Harris, the fear is because a late night phone call could mean death.
In a video posted on the 76ers twitter account, Harris said he was watching the Netflix series on serial killer Ted Bundy when he received a call at 1:30 in the morning. At that point, the news of him being traded across the country was probably more of a relief than anything.
The call in question was from Doc Rivers, who wanted to see Harris immediately. The former Los Angeles Clipper just thought he was going to be watching film at 1:30 AM. Before he got to the meeting, though, he realized what was happening.
Not the best @netflix series to be watching when you get a call at 1:30AM. 😳
Harris is no stranger to getting traded. Since being a 19th overall selection in 2011, this was the fifth trade he has been a part of. Even before he was drafted, the pick used on him was traded twice.
The 26-year-old was averaging 20.9 points per game and 7.9 rebounds with the Clippers. He joins a young and talented team in Phildelphia where he does not have to be the star. Added into the mix with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the 76ers have the potential to be scary good.
Philadelphia is currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, six games out of first place.
At this rate, Harris will be traded many more times in his career, but maybe none more memorable than this one. Although he never mentioned if he got to finish the Ted Bundy documentary.