By CHRIS MANNIX
ORLANDO – The chant started in the lower bowl on Monday, a handful of powder blue clad fans leading it.
M-V-P … M-V-P …
It picked up a few dozen more voices, enough to catch Markelle Fultz’s ear.
M-V-P … M-V-P … M-V-P …
“Oh I heard it,” Fultz said, smiling. “It was dope.”
There are good stories in the NBA this season. Luka Doncic’s rise in Dallas. Pascal Siakam’s leap in Toronto. And then there is Fultz. He’s a great story. Fultz’s career has been revived in Orlando. He’s averaging a career-high 11.3 points. He’s shooting a career-best 45.6% from the floor. He played 33 games in his first two seasons. He’s played 37 (and counting) in this one, improving by the game.