Found July 12, 2013 on Menudo Bol:
Nerlens Noel is quickly rising up my rankings. He announced he’ll wear No. 5 for the 76ers, for “the number of teams that passed on him in the draft.” Stuff like this is the beginning of legends, so at least he’s got the beginning right. Whether he can catch up to Michael Strahan, Elton John, Sandra Bernhard, Sookie and all the other Gap Tooth Allstars is really just based on work ethic now. Marshall Henderson Is Screwed Metta The Great Tweeter
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