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Ben Simmons posts message to Philly fans: 'It's going to be a scary sight'

Ben Simmons posts message to Philly fans: 'It's going to be a scary sight'

Ben Simmons didn't play a single minute in the NBA last season, so it's safe to say he's itching to get on the court.

And he's been putting in work.

Simmons showed off the results of some of that hard work on Monday in a series of Instagram posts. It's safe to say he's quite confident in the progress he's made during the offseason.

"Roughly a year since I arrived in Philly and some think I've stayed the same," he wrote. "I've had a year to learn, experience and development [sic] my game to the point where I'm ready grab this up coming season by the throat. Looking back now I would have killed the old me on the court. Philly, it's going to be a scary sight. Let's go!"

📸 @asubers 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Simmons will be traveling to his home country of Australia next week before the entire Sixers squad gets back together to start work towards the 2017-2018 season in late August.

That hasn't stopped many people from speculating about the greatness that Philly fans could see in the coming weeks, months, and years.

Just the other day, JJ Redick said he believes the Sixers could grow into one of the elite teams in the NBA. Clearly Ben Simmons would need to be a huge part of that.

The Sixers' potential was discussed on the PST podcast just last week. Give it a listen below.

Asked about LeBron James during Sixers game, Kyrie Irving says @*#^*!#%&*

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Asked about LeBron James during Sixers game, Kyrie Irving says @*#^*!#%&*

Apparently, Kyrie Irving doesn't want to talk about LeBron James.

During the Celtics' win over the Sixers on Friday, a fan asked Irving, "Where's LeBron?"

Irving's response ... NSFW ...

WARNING: The video contains offensive language. But if that kind of thing doesn't bother you, you can watch it here.

Irving was asked about the incident by reporters Saturday.

So what he's basically saying is "sorry, not sorry."

With the video circulating on social media, expect Irving to hear from the league.

Joel Embiid expects 90 percent of his tweets to go viral

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Joel Embiid expects 90 percent of his tweets to go viral

One of the things that I love about Joel Embiid is the fact that it seems like every day we find another reason to love him even more.

Today's entry comes from a profile in GQ magazine in which he talks about plenty of things. But it was one of the first things he was asked about his Twitter account that had me rolling once again.

How do you find out if one of [your tweet] has gone viral, then?

Joel: I think 90 percent of them [will be viral]. That’s the expectation.

Amazing. The thing is, I don't know if he's giving himself enough credit. ONLY 90%????

Oh, and he subscribes to the Jah Rule school of thought: WHO CARES?

"Then I had so much time, too, because I missed that whole year and the second year after, so I didn’t have anything to do," Embiid said. "[I’d] just go on social media and converse with fans, make crazy jokes, and tweet crazy stuff because I don’t care. I say whatever I want to."

His critique of other players' boring Twitter accounts is also incredibly on point:

What do you mean some guys are always tweeting the same thing?

Joel: Bullshit like, “Game Day!” “It’s a great game.” I don’t know. They’re all the same. It’s boring.

Amen.

The whole Q&A is worth any Sixers fan's time just to get to know a little more about Jojo. Be happy he's ours. And pray he stays healthy so he can take his game on the court to the same level as his game off of it.