Hank Baskett Canoodling With Playboy's Kendra Wilkinson

Hank Baskett Canoodling With Playboy's Kendra Wilkinson

UPDATE: Apparently they do the whole cyber sex thing.

As many real Eagles geeks (and/or pervs) will remember, Playboy Playmate and star of E!'s The Girls Next Door, Kendra Wilkinson had a short lived blog on the Philadelphia Eagles official message board a few years back. Kendra is a self purported fan of both the Eagles and the San Diego Chargers and has sported Philly gear on the television show.

Dan Gross is now reporting that Kendra may have 84 more reasons to cheer for the Birds. She may be in love with Eagles receiver Hank Baskett.

Wilkinson is, on the show at least, one of Hugh Hefner's live-in girlfriends. We're told that Wilkinson, 23, and Baskett, 26, recently dined together at Redstone (500 Rt. 73 S.) in Marlton.

She lists "HB3" as one of her heroes on her MySpace page, and
Baskett's page, which is private, says "HB3 in LOOOOOVVVVEEEE!!!!" An
Eagles spokesman contacted Baskett for comment and got back to us
saying he had not heard from the receiver.

An 80 year old white guy and a 26 year old NFL star, I could see how she could be into both of those.

UPDATE: According to the fine photoblog WWTD, Hank and Kendra are actually engaged. The more you know...

>>Eagles Secret 'LOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVEEEE' Not Hef Bad [Daily News]
>>More on Kendra's short lived Eagles blog [Will Do]

Today's Lineup: Andres Blanco in, Maikel Franco out after HBP last night

Today's Lineup: Andres Blanco in, Maikel Franco out after HBP last night

After being hit on the wrist by a pitch in Friday's win (see story), Maikel Franco will not play today. Instead, Andres Blanco will take his place, hitting third in the lineup. Blanco was 2 for 2 replacing Franco in the third inning on Friday, with an RBI and a run scored. 

Blanco has been reliable when called upon this season, hitting .264 with a .317 OBP in mostly a utility role.

Other than that, the lineup remains the same as Friday.

Peter Bourjos will leadoff after going 0 for 5 last night, followed by Odubel Herrara. After an All-Star first half, Herrara has hit .211 in July, but seemed to get back on track with three hits on Friday, while scoring two runs. 

After a brutal stretch of games and an extended All-Star break, Aaron Nola returned to form vs. the Marlins last week, tossing six shutout innings. Nola again looks to prove the doubters wrong again today vs. the Pirates, who he has never faced in his brief career. 

Here is tonight's lineup:

1. Peter Bourjos RF
2. Odubel Herrera CF
3. Andres Blanco 3B
4. Tommy Joseph 1B
5. Cameron Rupp C
6. Cody Asche LF
7. Freddy Galvis SS
8. Cesar Hernandez 2B
9. Aaron Nola P

 

Yeah, Joel Embiid is healthy

Yeah, Joel Embiid is healthy

Have any doubts about Joel Embiid's health?

Well take a look at this. 

Working on rips into quick spins with the brodie @joelembiid! #100skills100days #unseenhours @adidashoops

A video posted by Drew Hanlen (@drewhanlen) on

How about now?

Of course, this isn't live NBA action, and it is against 5-11 Drew Hanlen, a skills coach and consultant, but it's impressive nonetheless.

 

Charles Barkley: Sixers can be 'really good, really quickly'

Charles Barkley: Sixers can be 'really good, really quickly'

Charles Barkley is jumping on the Sixers bandwagon.

"I think the Sixers gonna get really good, really quickly, but it all depends on (Joel) Embiid," Barkley said. "They're not gonna win a championship the next couple years, but I think they can really become a perrenial playoff team in the next three years."

Sounds good, right? Not so fast. There are a lot of "ifs" according to Barkley. 

Most of those "ifs" ride on the health of center Joel Embiid. If the big man gets healthy, and the Sixers can resolve the "glutton of big guys," Barkley likes the Sixers chances.

"I think the most important thing they need to figure out is if Joel Embiid is going to be healthy. ... I like (Jahlil) Okafor and I like (Nerlens) Noel, but they gotta figure out if Joel Embiid is going to be healthy. 

"I like Ben Simmons, but that team's got a long way to go," Barkley said.

To hear more of Barkley's thoughts on the Sixers' future, watch the full video above.