Does this mean no more fake playground pickup games on the roof of a building? We can only hope so.
The Sixers announced today that they've hired Iron Claw production company to make new pregame and in-game videos for the 2011-12 season. This is good news to those of us who appreciate a sweet video montage set to some music from Inception. (or John Adams)
They're the same people who made the intro to Madden 12 which you may be familiar with :
In a release this afternoon, new CEO Adam Aron seemed stoked:
the 76ers, we are striving to create one of the absolute best player
introductions in the entire NBA. Having engaged Iron Claw is central to
that goal," said Aron,
"If you're coming to a Sixers game this season, the opening minutes
will be spectacular – so, don't be late!"
January 6th, people. Get your tickets.
Sixers point guard T.J. McConnell is doubtful for Wednesday's home game against the Raptors with a right wrist sprain.
McConnell was in a splint at practice Tuesday and said he would try to play but would leave it up to the medical staff.
McConnell is averaging 4.8 points and 5.4 assists in 38 games. The Sixers went 5-2 in the last seven games he started before his injury, and won 113-104 in Milwaukee without him. Sergio Rodriguez started at PG in McConnell's place and had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Chasson Randle backed up the point and had 10 points and a pair of threes.
Big men update
Joel Embiid did not practice Tuesday and is listed as probable for Wednesday night when the Sixers (13-26) host the Raptors (27-13).
“Joel Embiid ... was a little bit, had the flu,” Brett Brown said.
Brown also added that he does not think Embiid's minutes limit will increase beyond 28 this season.
Jahlil Okafor (probable) did not participate in practice and received treatment. Brown said Okafor had soreness. Gerald Henderson is also probable and had an individualized workout Tuesday.
So far, 2017 has been a pretty big year for Wayne Simmonds.
In addition to being named to his first All-Star team this year, Simmonds clearly had big plans on how to spend his bye week away from hockey, before returning to play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. He popped the question to his girlfriend, Crystal Corey, and she said yes.
Simmonds announced the engagement on his Instagram.
It could be good news for the Flyers, too. Simmonds is the second Flyer to get engaged this season after Claude Giroux popped the question in December after winning three in a row. The Flyers made the winning streak an even 10 after. Congratulations, Wayne!