What happens on April 4th, 2014?

What happens on April 4th, 2014?

On Sunday, Sixers rookie Nerlens Noel tweeted a single date: 4-4-14.

Twitter, immediately, was abuzz. What could it mean? Is Noel -- who hasn't yet suited up for an NBA game because of the torn ACL he suffered last year -- plotting to finally play that day? The Sixers take on his hometown Boston Celtics that night.

Predictably, the tweet has already been RT'd more than 1,600 times.

Brett Brown was asked about it and basically said he had no idea what the tweet meant.

But let's say Noel isn't going to play against the Celtics (we have every reason to believe he won't). What else could it be?

In an effort to get to the bottom of it, we decided to dig deep into all the other possibilities. Turns out, there's plenty Noel could be excited about on April 4. Here's a list of the possibilities:

- International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance

- 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' will be released

- Lady Gaga plays a concert in New York

- The Sixers play the Celtics in Boston

- 'The Elder Scrolls' launches online

- Independence Day in Senegal

- Hug A Newsman Day

- National Tell a Lie Day

- National Walk to Work Day

- Phillies @ Cubs

- Vitamin C Day

- World Rat Day

In truth, fans of the 19-year-old offered a pretty logical suggestion: April 4 is when the film "Captain America: The Winter Solider" comes out. Like many teenagers, he's probably excited for the movie and some popcorn. And ScarJo, obviously.

But it's pretty fun to imagine him getting psyched for "National Hug A Newsman Day," isn't it? Especially in this town.

Report: Andrew Bogut expected to sign with Cavaliers after buyout from Sixers

Report: Andrew Bogut expected to sign with Cavaliers after buyout from Sixers

Andrew Bogut, we hardly knew ye. 

After coming over from Dallas as part of the Nerlens Noel trade, Bogut is already thinking about his next move.

With the Sixers expected to buy out Bogut's contract, the former No. 1 overall pick will look to sign with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. 

The Sixers swapped Noel for Bogut, Justin Anderson and a top-18 protected first-round pick — which will likely turn into two second-round picks — last Thursday. 

With LeBron James begging the front office for help, the Cavaliers are also expected to sign Bogut's former Dallas teammate Deron Williams in Monday, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania

La Salle suffers demoralizing loss to struggling UMass

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La Salle suffers demoralizing loss to struggling UMass

AMHERST, Mass. -- Zach Lewis scored a career-high 37 points, including six three-pointers, and Massachusetts pulled away from La Salle 84-71 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.

Lewis, whose 37-point effort was the best for any player in the Atlantic 10 this season, hit nine of his 16 field goal attempts overall and was a perfect 13-for-13 at the free throw line. Dejon Jarreau added 20 points and four three-ponters for UMass (14-15, 4-12).

Pookie Powell hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points, and B.J. Johnson added 20 points to lead La Salle (14-13, 8-8).

Both teams shot similar percentages and had similar three-point totals, but the Minutemen finished with a plus-14 advantage at the free throw line.

La Salle remained within striking distance but a 13-4 stretch for UMass midway through the second half pushed its lead to 63-51. The Minutemen kept the Explorers at arm's length the rest of the way.