Three months ago, Max King couldn’t make the top 17 of the NRL’s worst team. This week the 22-year-old will play in a grand final qualifier for minor premiers, Melbourne.
No wonder his head is spinning.
King - the grandson of seven-time Dragons premiership winner Johnny - came off the bench for the Titans in the first 10 rounds this year then failed to even make the first grade cut.
Then remarkably Melbourne came calling before the June 30 mid-season player transfer deadline.
The surprises have kept coming for King who on Tuesday kept his Storm bench spot for Saturday’s grand final rematch against the Sydney Roosters at the SCG.
"I am still pinching myself that I am here, it’s crazy," King said.
"I was in a bad spot at the Titans personally. I was low in confidence, stuck in reserve grade - things just weren’t going my way."
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