Evan Turner's just a soul in a contract year whose intentions are good

Evan Turner's just a soul in a contract year whose intentions are good

Whatever your criticisms are of Evan Turner--and there are those to be had if you're looking, surely--you couldn't really ever say that he doesn't give a crap. He tries too hard sometimes, he tries in the wrong direction others, but he tries, and it wouldn't be fair to say that he's been coasting to earn a paycheck, with eyes on the back door to slip out when the time comes.

To Evan's great irritation, however, some have interpreted recent comments to mean that he's saying that about himself. "I'm going to get money regardless" was the pull quote from a recent ET media scrum where he was asked about the possibility of receiving an extension from the Sixers. The context was that Evan was saying that he's not worried about getting the extension, and he would rather focus on his teammates and playing well and all the other things that a nice young Baller is supposed to focus on.

Funny quote, but not really a damning one--Evan's right that someone's going to pay him in the off-season, and he's doubly right to not expect it to be the Sixers who do, especially a year before they have to. Looks like some people took it to mean that his priorities are not quite where they should be, as the Extraterrestrial took to Instagram to clarify his misunderstood intentions:

"The same sword they knight you, they gone good night you wit..." I usually dont care what is written about me or what people think but in this case I do. I know you'll never win a fight with the media but ill fight any day when my character and intentions are misunderstood.This headline doesnt describe me as a person or who I am. Basketball is my passion, I dont play to get a paycheck. I play cause I love the game. I think its unreal and a blessing to be able to make money doing something you love to do and thats what I am doing. The headline above was intended to take the attention off me and keep it on my team. Im truly not worried about a matter that will be dealt with when the time comes. Im worried about the team atmosphere and getting better everyday, as I should be...hope to see everyone at the home opener

Yeah. We're not mad at you, Evan--gotta say something to these media folk besides "Is it May yet?" and it's just about impossible to go an entire pre-season without saying something easily misconstrued. You stay quoting Jay Z and putting up shots and you'll be getting five years / $40 million from Minnesota before you even know it.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Twitter roasts the heck out of Markelle Fultz's brutal free throws

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Twitter roasts the heck out of Markelle Fultz's brutal free throws

Oh man, oh man, oh man. It's finally here. The 2017-18 Sixers season is underway with our squad locked in a pretty tightly contested game down in Washington after a quarter of play.

We've already seen Joel Embiid attempt to destroy the world -- and get fouled.

But the most buzzed about moment from the first frame of the Sixers' young season was clearly when Markelle Fultz went to the foul line and... well, tossed up some ugly bricks.

This isn't the first time we've seen this but it is the first time non-preseason Sixers fans are seeing it. We wondered aloud if the Sixers were doing the right thing with Fulz prior to tonight's game. The lack of information on his injuries is troubling. So what's the deal with that form?

Well, Twitter had a field day with it.

Although Fultz's shoulder looked perfectly fine on this delicious block! He also had a couple of early buckets.

It's a long season, rook. Just please work on that free throw motion.