Not only did Ben Simmons ditch the boot and put on a pair of sneakers at the Sixers' practice in Camden yesterday, the rookie also took to his Instagram Live page to share a number of updates with the 4,000 or so fans (and teammates) who were watching.
Ben wasn't shy about showing off the spectacular views from his appartment of City Hall in Center City. His pad -- and little kitty -- looked pretty chill. Simmons was playing the Grand Theft Auto video game while thousands of people watched.
Obviously fans wanted to know about the foot.
Simmons said -- and I'm paraphrasing here because I was also watching it live on my phone -- that there have been no setbacks and that the foot is doing well. He's in the gym everyday and was planning to be there again today bright and early.
Simmons was asked who he was buddies with on the team and pointed to Dario Saric and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot.
Then another one of his pals popped up his feed and asked him for his thoughts on The Process.
"How do you feel about The Process?" Embiid asked.
Now, I forget the exact wording he used, but I'm pretty sure he said Embiid was a "beast" when he's out on the floor. He also said we all better watch out for all of the dimes that are going to be dropped when Simmons and The Process finally team up.
Embiid liked the "dimes" answer.
I could only watch Ben Simmons' face as he played video games for so long, but apparently I missed out on some other Embiid hijinx on Simmons feed.
Embiid also popped up on the live feed for his internet frenemy Chandler Parsons to ask him if he was a virgin.
He later asked Simmons if he was a virgin and pointed out that "Chandler Parsons is." Ha.
No word on Simmons' response.
What is Philadelphia known for? The cheesesteaks, soft pretzels or maybe Rocky Balboa.
Yes, but we forgot the most glaring thing … booing.
It is safe to say that Philadelphia sports fans have mastered the art of booing — especially in the last couple years, or as we like to call it, "Trusting the process."
Bob Vetrone Jr. of the Philadelphia Daily News tweeted this out on Wednesday:
So if you are looking to make some money, then this might be a great bet as you and your friends huddle around the TV on Thursday night.
Per SportsBettingDime.com, Goodell was booed for a solid 25 seconds while presenting Patriots owner Robert Kraft with the Lombardi Trophy in February. But last year, Goodell was booed only for 10 seconds during last year's draft in Chicago. So place your bets wisely.
Who knows, maybe someone saved a snowball from the winter and will greet Goodell with it in true Philadelphia style.
Live draft coverage begins Thursday at 5 p.m. with Philly Sports Talk and continues until midnight on CSN, CSNPhilly.com and the NBC Sports App.
The Eagles will have two fan favorites announcing a couple of their picks Friday at the draft from the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Former quarterback Ron Jaworski will announce the Eagles' second-round pick. And long snapper Jon Dorenbos will announce the team's third-round pick. Dorenbos was selected because he was the Eagles' nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.
If anyone can turn a third-round pick into a first, it's gotta be Dorenbos, right?
On Thursday, when commissioner Roger Goodell announces the Eagles' pick, he'll be joined by players from Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia.
Accompanying Jaws on stage Friday will be the wife and son of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Demetrius Frison, who lost his life in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. Frison was a Philadelphia native and an Eagles fan.
Accompanying Dorenbos on stage will be the Central Bucks West High School football team. They will be there to honor legendary high school football coach Mike Pettine Sr., who died in February.
On the third day of the draft, a couple of celebrity super fans will get to announce picks. Actor Morris Chestnut and CNBC's Jim Cramer will do the honors.