Ah, nothing like rekindling an old feud with the New York Giants.
In a piece that will air on ESPN's "E:60" this evening, Shady McCoy said that he couldn't say what he really wanted to on Twitter to respond to Giants defender Osi Umenyiora's Mother's Day trash talk over the summer due to his contract situation being unresolved. Now that Shady's been paid, he can speak freely. And wiseacrely.
"Osi, to be honest, he is a good player," McCoy said. "I think he thinks
that he is better than what he really is. I think he is a ballerina in a
Giants uniform. Other than that, that is all I got to say about Osi."
Not bad, Shady, not bad.
McCoy was also a guest on 94 WIP's Player's Lounge show on Monday night and was being goaded by former Eagle Ike Reese to talk some smack on Umenyiora.
Instead of fueling the fire there, McCoy played it pretty soft, saying that he didn't really know Osi personally and that the two would squash their beef on the field.
You can watch a snippet of the E:60 piece at the ESPN link below.
The real talk will take place on the field this Sunday night at the Linc.
>>LeSean McCoy: Osi Umenyiora 'a Ballerina' [ESPN]
Oh, man. Remember that time Joel Embiid did the Dream Shake?!? And then that time he did the crossover. And when he was pumping the crowd up on his way back down the court after drilling a three ball?!?
Well now you don't have to just remember it. You can watch it all again.
Our friendly video team cut together a video featuring every single minute of JoJo's action in his NBA debut. Sadly, he was on a 20-minute restriction, but that didn't stop Brett Brown from getting him out there for a couple of extra minutes.
Enjoy. And as Dario Saric would say, "I love him so much."
If reading is more your thing, check out Jess Camerato on Embiid's debut and Andrew Unterberger on The Process being secured.
Sevyn Streeter, the performing artist who claimed Wednesday that the Sixers replaced her for the national anthem because of her intent to wear a jersey with the words "We Matter," signed a contract that prohibited political statements, according to CBS3's Jan Carabeo.
Per the report, Streeter was offered an alternate shirt and told she could wear her own shirt in the stands after the performance.
"I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart," Streeter told The Associated Press. "Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that."
The Sixers didn't directly confirm or deny the allegation but responded with the following statement:
"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."
This statement is consistent with efforts being made throughout the NBA calling for action over gestures, as detailed in a feature in B/R Mag.
“I’m past the gestures,” Carmelo Anthony told B/R Mag. “I’m past that. It’s all about creating things now and putting things in motion. So, that’s what I’m on. I’m trying to get guys on board with that and help them understand that — enough of the gesturing and talking and all of that stuff — we need to start putting things in place.”