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Struggling (and visibly injured) Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz is in what one might call “hot water.” Through three losses and 59 minutes of run, the first overall pick has shot 34 percent from the field, bricked half his free throws with toddler form, taken just six shots from beyond nine feet, and hasn’t even attempted a three-pointer yet.

The Sixers, who have never been in any particular rush to Win Now, should probably let him rest his shoulder rather than letting him stagger through the pain, but maybe they know something we don’t. Fultz reacted to the pressure and scrutiny by affirming this morning that he has the character of Egg:

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Now that’s some quality “Monday Motivation.” What separates the men from the boys is that one’s a stinking sulfurous blob covered in nicks from peeling, and ultimately still pretty soft; while the other is a nice firm dirt orb ready for mashing.