When you’ve won two games in a row — including a win without your best player over a rival — everything is better.
You sleep better. The air seems fresher. Food tastes better … as long as the rookie doesn’t screw up the team's order.
Unfortunately, for the Sixers’ Matisse Thybulle, that was the case. His veteran teammates weren’t too thrilled about the biscuit-to-player ratio on their way to Dallas for a game against the Mavericks Saturday.
This is from Tobias Harris’ Instagram story, but Kyle O’Quinn definitely steals the show by offering people a bite of his biscuit.
Thybulle is Harris’ rookie and the veteran forward has taken the 22-year-old under his wing. It was Harris who kept the rookie mentally sharp while he missed seven games with a knee injury.
The pair sit next to each other on the team plane and share a mutual respect.
Aside from being an amazing example, he’s just been like a big brother,” Thybulle said in early December. “We sit next to each other on every flight and he’s constantly giving me advice. I seek him for all my questions — whether it’s financially, on the court, off the court, I go to him. He’s done it at a very high level for a while now, and I really look up to him in that sense. He’s been able to be a huge role model for me.
It's nothing but love and respect, but Thybulle is still a rookie — and Harris reminds him of that.
Matisse Thybulle gave out water to all the media on hand today. Interesting day here so far at the complex pic.twitter.com/8xwpoHSBGA— Paul Hudrick (@PaulHudrick) December 3, 2019
And this isn’t the first time Harris has exposed Thybulle’s hijinks.
Take it back or else the only thing you’ll hate for the rest of your life is popcorn 🍿😈😵 https://t.co/ZGWRoHi8Fw— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) January 8, 2020
After a miserable couple weeks, the Sixers appear to be having fun again.
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