What a day it was:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 29, 2011
It did not work out for Nnamdi in Philadelphia. He only played two seasons here, and was released after the Birds couldn’t restructure his contract. He played a final season in San Fran and then called it quits.
He’s doing pretty good for himself though. Married Kerry Washington and has two young kids. He’s got a burgeoning acting career. Seems like that ill-fated Birds stint was a blip on an otherwise impressive radar. Nnamdi was a three-time Pro Bowler for the Raiders, if you can believe it.
To celebrate this anniversary, let’s all eat lunch in our cars today.
I could be wrong but I think the Phillies traded for Hunter Pence that day too
— beersportsfood (@beersportsfood1) July 29, 2021
Correct, they did trade for Pence on 7/29/2011. Big shift in the Philly sports landscape around this time. Flyers about to turn the Richards/Carter corner, Andy Reid on his way out, Sixers on their last pre-Process legs, and Union just getting started.