LeBron to Philly next year confirmed.
Nolan Patrick, who underwent yet another abdominal hernia surgery just before the draft that we just found out about two weeks ago, was supposed to SKATE for the assembled media in Voorhees. Today. He won’t be doing that now.
Were you the girl with a lip fungus who K-I-S-S-ed Nolan? We’d love to hear from you.
In his podcast yesterday, J.J. Redick talked about a mini documentary chronicling his free agency experience that would be released today. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet (I’m going to do so now), but I’m posting it sight-unseen, because I bet it’s utterly fascinating.
Video after the jump. Continue Reading
J.J. Redick rebooted his podcast on LeBron James’ Uninterrupted podcast network, which must positively piss off those media types who realize they’re becoming increasingly irrelevant. In his first show back – the podcast is now called The Chronicles of Redick – J.J. talks about the entire process leading up to free agency and his decision to sign with the Sixers.
If you listen to just the first half of the podcast you’d think he doesn’t want to be here. All he talks about is wanting a long-term contract and his wife wanting him to sign with Brooklyn, where they have an offseason home. But when he gets to talk about the Sixers, he speaks almost glowingly about the situation (and the $23 million he’s getting):
In the last 15 minutes he brings on Bryan Colangelo, which, needless to say, is worth a listen. You can listen to the entire thing after the jump. Continue Reading
Doug Overton is walking the Cynwyd Trail, again.
Former Sixers player and Lincoln University head basketball coach Doug Overton has plead guilty to allegedly exposing himself on a public trail back in May.
Lower Merion police said they got numerous calls about a man exposing himself on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
Officers arrested Overton after witnesses identified him. He was charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct, and released on $10,000 bail.
Overton, who previously said he was innocent, plead guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to one year of probation, and ordered to undergo psycho-sexual evaluation and comply with recommendations.
I imagine those recommendations go something like this: Don’t take your dick out on a public trail. That is, of course, just a guess.
The great Alan Rickman once said in Love Actually: “God, I am so in the wrong. A classic fool.”
“Yes, but you’ve also made a fool out of me” is how his Joni Mitchell-loving wife responds.
I am the fool, and I have made a fool out of you, the reader, too.
I typically crush Howard Eskin for his ridiculous takes and loosely-sourced accounts. But yesterday, for some reason, I believed his matter-of-fact reporting on the WIP morning show, both about Allen Iverson and the Sixers lying about having sold 14,000 season tickets. It turns out, unsurprisingly, that he was wrong. The Sixers have indeed not sold 14,000 season tickets. They have actually sold more. All of them full seasons– no partial plans. The notion posited by Eskin and foolishly trumpeted by me, that the Sixers will wait to gauge market demand before magically finding available tickets for their paying season ticket holder waitlist customers to purchase, was incorrect as it relates to them inflating sales numbers. So, a mea culpa is in order– from me for bringing you that info, and presumably from Eskin for being so goddamn wrong (though I doubt we’ll get one).
Yesterday Nike unveiled their new NBA jerseys and said that each team will have FOUR variations– home and away jerseys (which they’ve re-branded because they’re Nike and can do whatever they want), and at least two sets of alternates. The Sixers will maintain something very close to their three current jerseys (White, Blue and Red), but will also unveil a brand new fourth jersey at some point later this year.
After reports that LeBron James may opt out of his deal in Cleveland next year (surprise!), Ben Simmons seems to have joined the recruiting ranks:
Worth noting that Simmons works out with LeBron, shares an agent with him, and… this:
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) July 17, 2017
LeBron and the Sixers was a bit of a topic du jour last night… and yet everyone made fun of me when I BROACHED the subject last month.
I’m not trying to pile on the Eskin family here – and I genuinely respect Spike’s opinions on most things Sixers – but this Tweet is RIDICULOUS:
I would rather not win a championship than win one with mercenary LeBron (and I like LeBron).
— Spike Eskin (@SpikeEskin) July 18, 2017
This is taking the Process too far. Would we all like to win with a homegrown team (like the 2008 Phillies)? For sure. It’s more rewarding that way. But after 30 years of losing around here, I would take a championship with a team of sentient avatars if it meant we get a parade. For real, at this point I think I’d even take a Sixers e-sports championship… which might actually be a possibility because they own an e-sports team and will enter one into the NBA 2k18 league this year.
Don’t be a fool.