What's Evan Tweeting? Pre-Season Edition

What's Evan Tweeting? Pre-Season Edition

It's a long NBA off-season, and while Andrew Bynum is busy bending his knee backwards to see how long he can go without wincing, the other Philadelphia 76ers only know one way of
coping with the spare time and restlessness: Endless tweeting. Most
notably, Evan Turner, Twitter team MVP for each of his two seasons as a
Liberty Baller (with no threat to the throne coming anytime soon), takes
to social media to share his thoughts on life, love, the pursuit of
happiness and J. Cole song lyrics.

While hopefully all of you are already following his timeline
religiously, it'd be journalistically irresponsible for us to not keep
you guys posted on what the Extraterrestrial's been tweeting recently.
So here's what Evan's been sharing on the Bluebird in the last few weeks:

Declaring His Baahhhhston Film Allegiances:

Composing Observational Slice-of-Life Haikus:

Wishing Marshall a Happy 40th:

Encouraging Hate Crimes Against Teammates:

Putting His Teammates on Blast for Being Cute:

Feeling Adam Levine on a Lazy Sunday:

Plotting Action Movie Franchises:

Being a Cheap Date:

Hating When People Get Caught Up in Their Own Wants and Blaming It on Him Cause He Isn't Giving It to Them:

Saying "F--- You!" to Sports Illustrated's Division Prediction for the Sixers:

And in honor of election season, some bonus tweet running debate commentary from the Big GOPper, Spencer Hawes:

Hey Spence, who you voting for this year?

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.