09/17/13 1:20 pm EST
As you probably know by now, for the second time in three years, a member of the 76ers was slotted last in the rankings and earned the distinguished title of “Mr. 500″. Two years ago, that title belonged to Lavoy Allen. Lavoy handled his “Mr. 500″ title with class. At times he even appeared to embrace the ranking and use it to his advantage on and off-the-court.
In 2013, the “Mr. 500″ label has been assigned to one of the newest Sixers, Royce White. So far, it seems that White is handling the situation just fine as well.
Given that I have watched White live during his Iowa State days and on tape in the D-League, the ranking was a bit of a surprise to me. However, the biggest shocker on Monday was not White’s #500 ranking, it was the outpouring of support for White that followed on social media yesterday.