Mo Bamba Rumors

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Mo Bamba
Mo Bamba
Position: C
Born: 05/12/98
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $4,871,280
The Magic are bringing Bamba off the bench at the beginning of his rookie season, but Clifford said that’s probably not going to change in the near future. He likes Bamba coming in fresh in the middle of the first quarter and the first-year Orlando coach is happy with his rotation, especially Bamba’s role. “Oh the role that we have for him coming off the bench is ideal. That way he can play with Vooch and also you gotta remember, we’ve played one game and I want him to play 82 games,” Clifford said. “And to come in here and try to play 82 games because he’s gonna be out there on the floor. He’s gonna be out there playing quality minutes, but he’s just not ready physically to play starter’s minutes with starting players. That’s a big part of how you bring players along.” Bamba agreed with his coach. “I’m pretty comfortable with it. It’s wherever the team needs me,” Bamba said. “Whatever the team needs, I’ll do.”
Orlando Magic rookie center Mo Bamba has officially signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Under Armour. The news comes a few days after Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid inked his deal with the Maryland-based sportswear company. The 7′ 10″ Bamba was selected sixth overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Magic after playing one season at the University of Texas. Over the summer, the center also gained more viral fame for being the namesake of fellow Harlem native Sheck Wes’ summer anthem “Mo Bamba.” “I’m now in a position to blaze my own trail,” Bamba said in a press release.
Simmons, 22, appeared as a guest on the second episode of HBO’s ‘The Shop’ on Friday. Near the beginning of the episode, LeBron James, an executive producer on the show, gave advice to Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba on how to balance playing basketball with outside interests. Then Simmons jumped in when executive producer Maverick Carter asked him how he handled coming into the NBA. “From where I am now to a year ago, I would have thought I knew so much more a year ago, and now looking back, I really didn’t know anything,” Simmons said. “I’m thinking, I’m like, I know what’s going on, I know how to handle my business, and now like a whole year and a whole season where I’ve played, way more.