VIDEO: Sixers’ Tobias Harris, Kyle O’Quinn troll rookie Matisse Thybulle for messing up fast food order
The Philadelphia 76ers are starting a short two-game road trip that will see them play the Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers. And while that is happening, the rookie hazing Tobias Harris, Kyle O’Quinn, and the rest of the Sixers vets on rookie Matisse Thybulle reaches new heights.
As a part of being a rook in the world’s best basketball professional basketball league, rookies have to carry out tasks for the team’s vets. That may include ordering take-out meals for the team and walking around carrying embarrassing backpacks.
It’s part of being in the league, and messing up is bound to happen due to the hectic nature of the season. Thybulle did mess up his task during this trip, and the Sixers veterans didn’t let him off on it.
Harris posted a video online saying that the Sixers rookie only ordered six Popeyes biscuits for 20 people, and the two were having a field day with Matisse.
SportsCenter reposted the video:
"This guy got six biscuits for 20 people."
Tobias Harris & Kyle O’Quinn were not happy about 76ers rookie Matisse Thybulle getting the wrong food order 😅
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 10, 2020
While it is hilarious that the team is letting Thybulle have it for messing up their order, they are more than forgiving when it comes to his on-the-court efforts. The 20th pick of the 2019 Draft is having a great season on defense, leading all rookies with 43 steals. He’s eighth in the rookie ladder in terms of blocks, making him and Jarrett Culver the only guards in the top ten for thsi statistical ranking.
Thybulle is etching out a nice niche for him in the team, and he’s crediting the Sixers fans for being patient with him throughout the season.
“They weren’t like, ‘Oh, what are you doing? You’re not doing your thing!’” Thybulle said, via NBC Sports. “It was this whole Trust the Process thing. Because this team has come so far to where they are now and trusted that process of what it took to get here, they’ve given me the grace to have that growing process and see where I can end up.”
He’s averaging 4.7 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 18 minutes of game time.