Well go ahead and put it into the atmosphere!
Dejounte Murray has manifested his way to the NBA All-Star game, ESPN reports.
The 2022 NBA All-Star game is just around the corner and two of the top players are out for injuries. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is unfortunately recovering from a lower-back disk injury and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant can’t play due to a sprained MCL in his left knee, although Durant will still be in attendance as a captain alongside LeBron James, the two set to pick their All-Star teams this Thursday.
The league recently announced Green and Durant’s replacements, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum serving as Durant’s replacement starter and Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball taking his spot on the court. Bell was named the NBA Rookie of the Year last season, the 20-year-old averaging 19.6 points, 7.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds this season.
“I’m pretty much blessed, excited. The season is still going on, the game is going on. I’m just worried about the game,” Ball told reporters.
The San Antonio Spurs guard, Dejounte Murray, will also serve as an injury replacement, taking Green’s place at the NBA All-Star game, something the 25-year-old manifested a very long time ago.
The NBA on ESPN account took to social media to share an old tweet from Murray, dated almost 7 years ago to the date, when Murray was just a teen posting into the ethers on Twitter.
“I Want To Play In A NBA ALL STAR GAME One Day,” Murray tweeted with the hashtag #Grind.
Well, one day has come, NBA on ESPN acknowledging him for his journey, writing “Hard work pays off.”
I Remember Sitting In The Green Room And Being Judged Cause Of My Past As A Kid And The @spurs Knew I Didn’t Have Guidance And Needed A Opportunity. I Remember Tearing My ACL And People Thought It Was Over For Me. Wow I’m Thankful And Grateful! It’s A Reality Now. Thank You God🙏🏽 https://t.co/FUiieuorMj— Dejounte Murray (@DejounteMurray) February 8, 2022
Currently, Murray is averaging 19.6 points, 9.2 assists, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals this season, pretty impressive for a single season in the league. In fact, Murray is about to make history as only the third player in the NBA to average eight assists, eight rebounds and two steals in a season, joining iconic Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. No doubt that Murray has paid the cost to hit that court as an All-Star pick, also becoming the second in the league this season with 10 triple-doubles.
Murray is now a part of an elite group of celebrities who have written a bright future into the Twitterverse and are now living in the dream, living proof that a little manifestation goes a long way.
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