Sixers Star Andre Iguodala: the Next Mark Zuckerberg?

Sixers Star Andre Iguodala: the Next Mark Zuckerberg?

Andre Iguodala is not your prototypical superstar. He's not going to put a team on his back and carry them to the NBA finals by scoring 30+ points a night. He's also not going to blow you off after a game with non-answers. Dre is always open, honest, and often insightful when talking about basketball. He's a smart, thoughtful guy. So it's no surprise he has already started to line up a potential post-basketball business for himself.

Iguodala was in town over the weekend to take part in a basketball camp for Philadelphia kids. That's where Dei Lynam caught up with him and learned that Dre, despite all the trade rumors, appears to be more content than ever in Philly.

All good stuff. But what caught my eye was when Iguodala spoke about his summer reading list and hinted at tech startups to come in his future.

“I just read Malcom X’s new book. I got through that in China. Now I am reading Law of Attraction and I am about to start my own company so I got “The Art of Start.” It’s on the New York Times best seller list,” Iguodala said. “I am about to start reading that in hopes it will help with this company I want to start. I am hiding it right now but hopefully it ends up like Facebook or something like that and when I am done playing basketball this will seem like minimum wage compared to what I make with that.”

Showing a sense of humor? This is a changed man or one who has arrived at a new destination of contentment.

Dei also tells us that Dre has been talking quite a bit recently with teammate Evan Turner, perhaps the Dustin Moskovitz to Andre's Mark Zuckerberg?

Iguodala would not be the first Philly athlete to dabble in the Internet business space. Former Phillies reliever Chad Durbin helped found ShowcaseU.com, a website that helps aspiring athletes get their name out for colleges, scouts, and the like. Former Eagle Freddie Mitchell tried teaming up with Internet scammers while fellow Sixers player Lou Williams makes YouTube videos starring himself.

So what exactly is Dre's big business idea that will make his $80 million NBA salary look like minimum wage? No idea, but we'd like to invest.

>>Iguodala reaches new level of contentment in Philly [CSN]

Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

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Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, rallying No. 20 Cincinnati to its ninth straight win, 81-74 over Temple on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic) trailed by six points before Washington made two one-handed shots during a decisive 17-5 run that put them ahead to stay. Cincinnati led by as many as 13 points.

The Bearcats extended their best winning streak in three seasons and completed a series sweep of the Owls (10-10, 1-6), who were sloppy with the ball.

Troy Caupain had 18 points for the Bearcats, including seven free throws in the closing minutes.

Shizz Alston, Jr., led Temple with 25 points for the second game in a row, matching his career high.

Obi Enechionyia made a 3-pointer, a dunk and a 15-foot jumper as Temple opened a six-point lead at the start of the second half, its biggest of the game. Washington then led the decisive run by scoring on two shots near the basket.

Big picture
Temple: The Owls have been prone to bad first halves, but that wasn't the case this time. They led 28-26 at the break despite having nine turnovers and no offensive rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won their last 19 home games, their longest such streak since taking 19 in a row from March 2, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Their last home loss was 77-70 to Temple in their league opener last season.

Poll implications
A ragged win over a struggling Temple team won't much help the Bearcats. They don't play a currently ranked team until next week, when they host crosstown rival Xavier, which is ranked No. 22.

Up next
The Owls have a week off before hosting Memphis next Wednesday. They split their series last season, with each team winning at home.

The Bearcats play at Tulane on Saturday. They beat Tulane 92-56 at home on Jan. 1.

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

He’s on fire.

Ever wonder what it would be like to play NBA Jam with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? Well now you can.

Thanks to a roster update, spotted by Kotaku, you can now have the fun of matching up Embiid with Simmons, or Embiid with Nerlens Noel or even the more daring combination of Jahlil Okafor with Noel.

Here’s what the player ratings look like for all of the aforementioned players in this reboot of one of the more popular games in the early-90s.

In addition to current NBA rosters, the game also gives you the ability to play with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and yes, even Harambe.

So fire up your computer and match up your favorite two Sixers, or politicians.