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Tobias Harris has a better Pokemon Go Squad than you

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Because even NBA players are hooked on the Pokemon Go trend.

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When you're an NBA player in the summer, I imagine there are a lot of ways you can choose to spend your free time. Now please keep in mind that I am purely speculating, but I figure that when you're not in the gym working on offeseason development, you might be jet-setting to Vegas for pool parties, or going on TV shows and red carpets. Unless you are Tobias Harris, who instead has been spending his free time like the millions of other people across the country this past week, glued to their phone, aimlessly walking around neighborhoods looking for Pokemon.

If you've been living under a rock the past week and a half, Nintendo released a new mobile game called Pokemon Go which has, to put it lightly, taken over the mainstream news cycled in a way that a "2 Pac is alive and living at Taylor Swift's summer home while they boycott the Olympics because #brexit" story could surpass. You might have noticed the hordes teenagers and grown adults (myself included) walking around parks and downtown areas, trying to hold onto gyms and catch powerful Pokemon. Tobias Harris has apparently been putting in the miles as he tweeted a picture of his Pokemon Go squad and it is, to say the least, quite impressive.

If his basketball development is anywhere near his Pokemon Go squad development, I think the Pistons will be in pretty good shape come next season.