NBA fans love that Mo Bamba will wear number five jersey for Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic drafted Mo Bamba with the sixth overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft earlier this week, and he’s already becoming one of the most beloved players on the team.

The 20-year-old center will now join Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic in rebuilding the Magic franchise in hope of taking the team back to the NBA playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

Bamba is already grabbing many NBA fan’s attention, as he has the most expansive wingspan in NBA history at seven feet, 10 inches.

This epic wingspan helped the center achieve 4.9 blocks per 40 minutes in his freshman year at Texas.

However, this isn’t the only reason why NBA fans are in love with Bamba, as his jersey for Magic is absolutely brilliant.

Bamba No. 5

Although he was selected sixth overall, the Magic haven’t let their fans or the people down, as they’ve opted to give Mo Bamba the number five jersey.

It’s fair to say that NBA fans in general have loved the move by Orlando.

This Bamba 5 jersey is a play on the famous Mambo No. 5 song remake by Lou Bega. The Magic are bound to play that song now throughout the season!

The rookie himself wants to be more than just an epic jersey for fans to buy, as he believes he can be one of the best rim protectors in the NBA.

The draftee said, according to “One difference between me and any other prospect in this class is presence. 

“If I’m plugged into the NBA right now – I don’t want to be cocky when I say this – but I feel I’d be one of the best rim protectors in the league as a rookie.

“It’s something that I’ve really tried to master early in my career and it’s only going to get better.’’

Bamba may have only averaged 12.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game, but he was also the biggest reason why opposing teams shot just 30.0 percent at the rim against Texas.

If he’s able to bring any of that to the Magic next season, their defense is going to be tough for any team to break down.

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