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UPDATE: Bynum Spotting: Images of a Loon (Andrew Bynum at Buffalo Billiards, Throws a Shot Glass)

Kyle Scott - March 2, 2013

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How fitting. Just hours after cementing his position in the pantheon of slug Philly athletes, Andrew Bynum headed to Buffalo Billiards in Old City, took some shots… and perhaps threatened to kill a guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my Saturday morning inbox.

I woke up this morning to two emails from reader Sean. The first one, sent at 12:59 a.m., contained two pictures of Bynum and the following words: 

Spotted a loon at Buffalo Billiards, creeping on some sexy white women playing pool. Proof is in the pudding. 


A little over an hour later, at 2:19 in the a.m., Sean followed up, like the good little loon spotter that he is:

There was a pool game going on in the bar around Bynum. Someone asked Bynum to move so they could take a shot. Bynum was apparently agitated by this, lost his cool and threatened to kill the guy (putting a fake gun to his head with his fingers) and eventually threw a shot glass at the guy. None of this is made up. What a loon. 


Lovely. I’m always a little bit skeptical of emails I receive in the early a.m., so I took to the social medias to see if anyone else had spotted a loon. They had:

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I've followed up with Sean to see if he could provide more details on the whole I’ll kill you thing, and will pass along any updates if I get them. Sean also posted about the incident on his Facebook:

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UPDATE: Sean asked that we remove his full name and image from the post. He says that Bynum, obviously, wasn't wholly serious about threatening to kill someone when he put his fingers to his head. But a shot glass was thrown.

UPDATE 2: An anonymous reader, who witnessed the exchange, passes along some more details:

I met Andrew there once before and, as with last night, while he might be a little goofy and playful, in no way have I ever heard him threaten anyone. I was in he vicinity of his altercation last night and did not hear him threaten anyone's life. What I DID hear was the group make a few snide comments about is injury which seemed to have lead to the problem in the first place. He was, indeed, talking to two girls, but when asked if he could move for a shot on the pool table, did so accordingly and it seemed at that point someone from the group seemed to have made a comment and that's when he started to get heated. He did drop a glass in their general direction and exclaim, "I'm out of here." That, of course, is where he became in the wrong, but nothing appeared to be thrown at anyone and at that point was asked to leave. I did not hear him threaten anyone's life or make any hand motions accordingly. If anything, it was the group that kept instigating the situation, going as far as going outside to yell things as him as he walked down the street, turning something that should have lasted a few seconds into something that went on several minutes, seeing as how they were still making remarks after he was long gone.

While I'm not a Philly sports fan at all (I moved here for work from Chicago) I must say, being a sports fan in general, it's always nice to see them around town like anyone else, but when it resorts to this, it ruins it for everyone. Mr. Bynum didn't seem to be doing much outside of trying to just enjoy himself like anyone else, from what I could see was, especially in terms of how egotistical you hear and see all over of these guys being, extremely approachable and friendly. Frankly, I don't think his night out should be any concern of anyone when it comes to his injury. As a basketball fan, I can understand a player not playing and it being aggravating. But last I checked you don't drink with your knees.


Anyone else see anything?

Two Bulls Fans Were Shot on The El Last Night

Kyle Scott - December 13, 2012

The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune are reporting that two Bulls fans bragging about their team’s victory were shot on the El in West Philly last night: [Chicago Tribune]

The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. after “a little bit of banter” between the two fans and two other people, described as between 16 and 19, at 46th and Market streets in West Philadelphia, police said. 

One of the Bulls fans, a 36-year-old man, quarreled with the teens and was shot in the stomach as the teens exited the train at 46th street, according to Lt. John Walker. The other Bulls fan, a 30-year-old man, tried to calm things down and was shot in the thigh, he said. 


The two men are in stable condition. 

This is horrible, no question. But before the predicted national media onslaught of Philly fans are the worst, let’s please consider the situation: two adult Bulls fans, from Philly, starting shit with teenagers on the El at night. A sideways glance could get you shot in West Philly at night. Bragging about your surrogate team’s victory (does Jordan still play for the Bulls?) over the hometown team on The El at 46th and Market gives you about the same chance of being shot by an idiot as if your name was Spalding and you were being handled by Nick Young. It's not smart. Let’s just be glad no one is dead here. And let’s do something about that gun problem sooner rather than later. 

With Love, Philadelphia XOXO.

This Guy Wants to Play the Role of “Big Shot” for the Sixers

Kyle Scott - February 15, 2012

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Each week, it seems, Adam Aron and the Sixers reach for another element from the past. Whether it’s bringing back Here Come The Sixers (which is slowly winning me over), buying Dr. J’s memorabilia online, or purchasing and distributing the hardwood from Wilt Chamberlains’ 100-point game, the new ownership group continues to mold the past into the future. And with Sunday’s – perhaps foreshadowing – Tweet that the Sixers could bring back Big Shot, we’re closer to rejuvenating another part of the Sixers’ past.

Chris Morris wants the job.

This morning, just before I hopped on-the-air to hypothesize about what the Phillies could do with their own TV network, Moore – a comedian and actor – was on the WIP Morning Show to talk about his quest, which includes this Facebook page: Make Chris Morris “Big Shot” – the next Sixers mascot

So far the group (really, who creates group anymore?) has 1,376 members. We’d encourage you to join– not because it matters who will play the role, but because we want the fat blue guy back on the floor. 

As mentioned on Sunday, you can help in other ways– just Tweet the following to (@SixersCEOAdam): I SAY YES TO BIG SHOT #BBBS.

Democracy, people, Democracy.

Listen to Morris’ interview after the jump. Audio courtesy of WIP.

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Adam Aron Hints That The Sixers Might Bring Back Big Shot

Kyle Scott - February 12, 2012

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Backpedal! Backpedal!

We laughed when the Sixers unveiled their three hideous mascot choices in December. So much so, in fact, that we thought there was a slim possibility that the team would just scrap the whole thing and start from scratch– which it now seems may be the case.

A few weeks ago, a local notable outside the organization told me that the Sixers were quietly going back to the mythical mascot drawing board, an action that would explain why we’ve yet to see Phil E. Moose grazing courtside at The Well. Today, Adam Aron lent a bit more credibility to that speculation with a probably-not-so-accidental-Tweet hinting that the team might bring back Big Shot. BBBS, if you will:


Yes, we do.

Want Big Shot back? Perhaps that outcome requires just a few Tweets to (@SixersCEOAdam). Here– you can copy and paste this one: I SAY YES TO BIG SHOT #BBBS.

 Do it, Philadelphia.

Your #shitmaliksays Highlights

Kyle Scott - January 11, 2012

via reader Heath, who is referring to this… just in case you were unaware

Before last night’s game I tweeted Malik Rose, informing him of #shitmaliksays and asking him to bring his A-game. He was appreciative: Lol. Wow!! Thanks man. Truly honored. Thank you. I'll be ready bro. Go SIXERS!!”

He didn’t disappoint.

Last night’s clear standout one-liner, judging by your Tweets, was Malik’s money shot comment to Marc Zumoff, who was either frightened… or had no idea what it really meant: [via reader Daniel]

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Brilliant segue, Marc…

Does anyone get the sense that Zoo is basically playing the role of Taj from Van Wilder? Think about it, he spent years with The Mayor, Steve Mix, and then had to suffer through Eric Snow’s snoring last season. Now he’s teamed up with Rose– Negrodamus himself. In fewer than 10 games, Rose has already left Zoo speechless on several occasions, including last night’s money shot reference, which I imagine Zoo had to look up on Urban Dictionary (officially: The delicious moment when a male "artiste" let's fly into the face of his female co-star). It’s clear that he’s totally studying under Malik. By February, Zoo is going to be coming to games with a chain hanging low, 22-inch rims on his Malibu, and seven six-foot tall coeds from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in tow. I can see it happening, and we'll have Malik to thank for it.

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Most Indians would say “cow,” because they’re sacred. But I hear “milk,” I think giant jugs. I cannot go home a virgin. I came here to study the great American art of muff diving, to smack clam, munch rug, dine at just one American pink taco stand. I want to do, how’s it? Park the porpoise? I want to take it through the car wash, baby. And get it waxed. I want to wax it, wax it, waaax it. And air dry. Air dry that shit. I would like to be your assistant.

Wax it, Zoo.

Anyway, here are the other #shitmaliksays highlights from last night: [context provided where possible]

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UPDATE: Sean Couturier Gets Hit in The Head with Slap Shot

Kyle Scott - December 17, 2011

As if the first period wasn’t bad enough for the Flyers (down 4-0 to the Bruins), Sean Couturier got hit in the head with a slap shot off the stick of Kimmo Timonen.

UPDATE: After the game, Paul Holmgren told reporters that the puck did, in fact, hit Couturier in the helmet, but he was taken to the hospital anyway.

Holmgren said Couturier passed initial tests, but will be checked for any damage to the skull and other consequences. He will not travel with the team to Denver today.

Randy Miller of the Courier Post posted video of Holmgren's media availability. Watch it here. The full transcript is after the jump.

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Juan Fernandez Saves The Day for Temple

Ryan Gillon - March 18, 2011

The early afternoon games on the "real" first day of the NCAA tournament (these play-in games are bullshit) left nothing to be desired. A buzzer beater in the Butler-Old Dominion contest, a clutch three to propel Morehead State to a victory over one of the 11 Big East teams dancing this year, Brandon Knight's driving layup with two seconds left to spoil the upset for Princeton…

…and this:


Oh, how sweet it is, and it's about freakin' time. I began at Temple as a freshman in 2003 and they haven't won a single tourney game until yesterday. Way to make me wait. Speaking of waiting, that was Fran Dunphy's first NCAA tournament win in 17 years! Insane.

Temple's last NCAA tourney win came in 2001 in the Sweet Sixteen when the Owls beat… you guessed it, the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Owls were sent home by Tom Izzo's Michigan State squad in the next round and didn't see a tourney bid for seven years. Man, that sucked.

What stood out almost as much as Temple's victory yesterday was the performance of Penn State senior guard Talor Battle. That kid can play. His 23 points led the Nittany Lions is scoring and Battle may have very well made a name for himself on the national stage.

Hey, maybe he can throw his name into the hat for the NBA Draft for the season that won't happen next year!

Temple goes on to face the Aztecs of San Diego State University, who have only lost two games this entire year. The Aztecs were in the conversation for a number one seed in this tournament, but they gave it to Duke… because… they always give it to Duke.

I think the Owls have a chance, but the absence of Michael Eric and Scootie Randall's limited play will catch up to them. It's only a matter of when.

Kemba Walker with the Most Disgusting Step Back Move You Will Ever See

Kyle Scott - March 10, 2011

This is incredible. UCONN's Kemba Walker hit another game-winning shot. 

Crossover step-back complete with Gary McGhee falling down? Check.

Awkwardly jumping Jim Calhoun? Check.

Walker's mom spinning herself into circles while her son embarrasses his opponent on slightly illegal crossover? Check. Check. And triple fucking check.

He may or may not have traveled. He may or may not have carried the ball – twice – but it doesn't matter. Must watch: