Tough three games here for the Sixers, with back-to-back losses to the
Pacers on the road and the Heat at home preceding a visit to the Windy
City and the NBA-best Chicago Bulls. Could be worse, though, since
chances are the Bulls will be without MVP point guard Derrick Rose—not
enough to make the Bulls pushovers, exactly (they beat the Heat without
Rose under a strong performance from backup point guard John Lucas III),
but enough so that you have to think that the Sixers have a shot. And
hey, we beat these guys once already! Remember that? How great was that?
8:00 tip from the United Center. The Sixers will have to get by without
do-everything-except-play-minutes forward Andres Nocioni, who was bought
out by The Sixers today. "I feel like something died inside every one
of us here in the locker room," forward Elton Brand did not say of
Nocioni's departure. "We're just gonna have to put it out of our minds
and soldier on, somehow, someway." Missing you already, Noc.
What a week it's been for Chris Christie.
After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."
He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list.
"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said.
(Three fire emojis).
"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."
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Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.
He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.
It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.
The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."
Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right?
Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:
After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:
[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.
More to this as we learn it...