Michael Carter-Williams’ NBA career got off to a fast start.
Carter-Williams erupted as a rookie for the Process-era Philadelphia 76ers in a 114-110 victory over the defending champion Miami Heat. Against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and the Heat, he had 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals, and seven rebounds, with his first two points coming on a steal and slam in which James made a business decision not to go for a chasedown block.
It was quite the debut, and Carter-Williams would go on to win the Rookie of the Year later in the season. Now with the Orlando Magic, Carter-Williams decided on Tuesday morning to reminisce on his first bucket by getting in on the hottest new thing in the world of hoops, NBA Top Shot.
As a thing that happened in the NBA, Carter-Williams’ dunk is available on the blockchain-based highlight factory. And, based on its recent transaction history, MCW wanted to join in the fun, spending $2,940 to add it to his collection of memorable plays, which also includes Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon.
A lot of NBA players have gotten into the Top Shot game, and it’s great to see someone like Carter-Williams investing so much money to include a moment so special to him in his set. And, given how nice of a play this was, it’s difficult to blame him for spending a lot of money to get it.