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Joel Embiid Made His Playoff Predictions and Declared “#ImOut” on Instagram

Russ Joy - April 13, 2019

Joel Embiid took to Instagram Friday night and – as has become customary this time of year – released his Eastern Conference playoff predictions and declared “#ImOut” (more on that later).

Embiid’s predictions were as follows:

Round 1: Brooklyn Nets

Of course, we know the Sixers are going to take on the Nets in the first round. His choice of victim in the photo is interesting. What did Allen Crabbe ever do to Embiid? Poor fella.

Round 2: Toronto Raptors

Another no-brainer. Orlando pushing the Raptors to a Game 5 would be impressive. Anything beyond five games would amount to divine intervention. The Sixers should meet the pictured Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors in the second round. In my estimation, Toronto – not Boston – represents the worst matchup for Embiid and the Sixers. Were Philly to advance, we’d be looking at a trip to the Finals.

Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Celtics

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Dom Brown’s Ex Called Him out for Being a No Good Cheater on Facebook

Jim Adair - September 19, 2014

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Yesterday, a Twitter account that some thought belonged to ESPN writer Jerry Crasnick reported that Dom Brown had been traded to the Indians. Some people believed it, but Crasnick cleared it up:

That didn’t stop Dom Brown from trying to be a little smart about it on Instagram, posting that image and caption above, just as the rumors were spreading. When people in the comments got on him about being traded, Brown responded in a (now deleted) comment that it was in reference to a break up with his girl. Ah, we get it. Like you’re moving on from her, not the team. Good, solid troll Dom. Or at least it would be, if your ex-girlfriend (and mother of your child) didn’t see any of it and feel the need to respond. That ex, Stephanie Gayle, decided to start a more private instagram for the future, but she’s still got a public one, which features this gem as the most recent image:

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Damn. But at least that’s the end of it, right? Nope:

via reader Dan

via reader Dan

That answers this question. Well, Dom, much like every season you’ve played here, that didn’t go as planned, did it?

Related: CB reader recounts her experience with Dom:

A dedicated CB reader and known jersey chaser contacted me and said: “There was no mention of [his pregnant girlfriend] three weeks ago when myself and my friend went to his apartment after hours to hang out.”

And the paternity leave feels a lot less special now.

h/t reader Dan

The Redskins Cheerleaders are the Only Ones Worse Than DeSean at Instagram

Jim Adair - June 25, 2014

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I assume the social media meeting went something like this: “Hey, what can we do now that we’re under fire more than ever for racism and appropriating another culture and just general shittiness? Oh, I got it, let’s show our cheerleading outfits through the years and really double down on the whole Indian thing. Because if you think the team is racist now, oh boy wait until you see how racist it used to be.”

Flyers Announce Starting Goaltender on Instagram, Beat Writers Get Bent Out of Shape

Kyle Scott - October 2, 2013

I like this. Effective use of social media.

Of course… beat writers don’t exactly appreciate being cut out of the loop to relay such an important message to the masses, a sentiment sarcastically and ironically expressed via Twitter(!!!) by Dave Isaac and the slightly chubby Rob Parent:

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Isaac and Parent join Les Bowen in their disdain of direct communication.

And yes, Dave, the team’s Instagram is a legitimate way to announce a not really that important in the grand scheme of things thing.

DeSean Jackson Used the New Instagram Video Feature to Post Video of Himself Jumping Off a Balcony

Kyle Scott - June 20, 2013

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You know, one of the first things I thought today when Facebook announced that Instagram would be getting Vine-like video was WWDJD? What will DeSean Jackson do?

Rap? Twerk? Yell incoherencies about respectin’ Lil Snupe for his rap game?

Wrong on all accounts.

How about doing back doing backflips and jumping off a balcony into a pool:

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Unfortunately, the Instagram videos, which can be up to 15 seconds in length, are not embeddable as of yet (I’d argue that being embeddable is what helped make Vine so successful), so you’re going to have to click these links to see them– DeSean doing backflips, DeSean jumping off a balcony.

Good thing NFL players can’t get hurt doing silly things like this.

Nick Young is using the service to post videos of his expensive cars.

No, Big Five Coaches, You May Not Send Prospective Student Athletes Instagram Photos

Kyle Scott - October 11, 2012

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 Settle down, Khalif, you still can

As I wrote the other day, I truly don’t understand all the hype surrounding Instagram.

Neither does the NCAA.

This column, published by the corrupt organization, answered some commonly asked questions NCAA coaches may have about recruiting young, impressionable athletes (I’m assuming there’s a different version of this for John Calipari, one that says it’s OK to pay players, use World Wide Wes to hook them up with basketball stars and celebrities, and make class an optional distraction). This one stood out:

Question: May a coach take a photo and use software (e.g., Instagram, Photoshop, Camera Awesome, Camera+,) to enhance the content of the photo (e.g., changed color of photo to sepia tones or add content to the photograph), and send it to a prospective student-athlete as an attachment it to an email or direct social media message?

Answer: No, a photograph that has been altered or staged for a recruiting purpose cannot be sent to a prospective student-athlete.


Well, there goes the possibility of Fran Dunphy sending a potential 3-star recruit a hazy-hued cityscape from the corner of Broad and Cecil B. Moore. Sadstons.

via Athnet

Evan Turner Ain’t So Good at Instagram

Kyle Scott - October 4, 2012

I don’t have direct access to Turner’s online musings, since he blocked me on Twitter. But, through the power of the retweet, his curious Instagrams still make their way across my timeline.

His last two weren’t so good.

First up is this faux NBA 2k13 cover, tweeted yesterday by Turner, with all the Sixers’ stars: Evan, Jrue, Andrew… and Andre?  

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Not sure why Beaker would Tweet a cover with his ex-teammate (and oft-maligned star) hovering above the Sixers like he’s more powerful or something. I’m looking too much into it, I know, but it reminds me of the time Steve Jobs needed Bill Gates to bail Apple out from near bankruptcy and featured the Microsoft CEO, larger than life, on a screen hovering above the stage at an Apple event. Jobs later regretted that imagery. Turner’s cover is sort of like that. Only, nothing like it. And we can move on.

Number two: ET would like you to guess whose feet these are: A) Jason Richardon’s, B) Royal Ivey’s, or C) Jrue Holiday’s: 

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I’m going to go with A, since JRich has the 15 most made three-pointers in NBA history, and with that, may come wear and tear on your feet. But if the answer is C, we’re all in big trouble, because ain’t no point guard I know running an up-tempo offense with dem critters.

Carry on. Please.