Kenneth Faried Signed Basketball w/ "Manimal" Inscription
This Spalding basketball is signed & inscribed "Manimal" by former NBA power forward/center, Kenneth Faried. This item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and hologram from Latitude Sports Marketing. This item comes as shown - you may note the inscription shows some wear.
On June 23, 2011, Faried was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Prior to his rookie season, he earned the nickname "Manimal", for playing hard and fearlessly. He appeared in 46 games in his rookie year, recording 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in 22.5 minutes. He posted career highs of 27 points and 17 rebounds against the Golden State Warriors on April 9, 2012, becoming the first player in the shot-clock era to have at least 27 points and 17 rebounds while playing less than 25 minutes. He went on to be named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for April. He finished third in NBA Rookie of the Year voting for the 2011–12 season, and earned NBA All-Rookie Team honors.