The legend of Fred VanVleet continues to evolve.
Never drafted to become an NBA champion (and voted for the final MVP vote in the process), VanVleet has always reiterated the importance of “betting on yourself”.
Every year his number will increase, and his stock as an NBA player will also increase. His exponential improvement eventually led him to sign a four-year/$85 million contract extension before the end of this season.
Today, the novel has added another chapter-VanVleet soared 54 points in the 123-108 defeat of the Orlando Magic.
He has set many records in the process:
- The Toronto Raptors’ single-game scoring record (beyond the 52 points set by Demar DeRozan in 2018).
- Most undrafted players score in a single game.
- The first place Raptor scored 50 points in the road game.
- He has the highest percentage of three-pointers most of the time (8 points in the first quarter).
The old record holder DeRozan quickly congratulated VanVleet on his achievements.
Congratulations to my brother Freddie V! Kyle’s old ass can’t do it. Glad you did it! Keep telling you!
-DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) February 3, 2021