The L.A. Lakers are in Philadelphia today to take on the Sixers this evening in a basketball game. The Calgary Flames are in town to take on the Flyers in a hockey contest tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 pm.
This convergence led to an amazing moment this afternoon when Flames winger Jiri Hudler took to the Wells Fargo Center court this afternoon while the Lakers were having a shoot around.
By the looks of all of the bricks Hudler was tossing up, he'd probably fit right in on the Lakers' roster.
So what the heck was Jiri doing in full gear plus sneakers? We asked Flyers' writer Sarah Baicker, who explains, "when NHL teams arrive in Philly early and the ice isn't down at the Center, they practice at the rink at UPenn. But it's a very old and crappy rink. So the players dress in the NHL visitors locker room at the Wells Fargo Center, except for their skates. Then take a bus to and from Penn."
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LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?
Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.
Enter Mike Trout.
The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.
First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?
And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.
We can dream, right?
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