The Process. What does it even mean at this point?
Whatever you think of the slogan mostly attributed to the Sam Hinkie-era Philadelphia 76ers, "Trust the Process" has become a rallying cry of sorts for the team's fans.
Be patient, do things the right way, and results will come.
That's a sentiment projected No. 1 overall pick in tonight's draft, Markelle Fultz, has had to ascribe to his entire life. He got cut from his varsity team as a sophomore at Dematha Catholic, so he needed to have faith in a process.
In fact, speaking at the NBA Draft media availability on Wednesday, Fultz said that for a while he thought he came up with the slogan long before the Sixers ever did.
"I've been saying 'trust the process' because -- I didn't even know about Philly -- but me, I got cut from JV so, staying at the same high school, the big thing we used to say back home was to 'trust the process' and not transfer schools," he said. "I didn't really know about the saying 'trust the process' with Philly until maybe my senior year heading into college. I saw the tweets about it and all that."
"I thought I came up with it at first," Fultz said.
And maybe he was right? Who knows. It doesn't really matter. As long as the Process is trusted, I suppose.