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Brett Brown believes Sixers not getting Lakers' pick in 2017 is a good thing

Brett Brown believes Sixers not getting Lakers' pick in 2017 is a good thing

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown sat down with Howard Beck and Jordan Brenner of Bleacher Report on their "The Full 48" podcast to talk about the NBA Draft Lottery and the current state of The Process.

One of the first questions posed to Brett is how adding another teenager or guy in his early twenties will be a challenge to the Sixers and what has he learned about dealing with youngsters during the first few years of the Process.

Brett stressed the importance of teaching, on educating the young guys on what life on the NBA is really like, from a physical standpoint of the tough grind to the rookie wall.

The Sixers owning the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming draft is exciting for the club and its fanbase. But the hosts ask Brett about how much that excitement is tempered by the fact that there’s still a big development process. What’s reasonable expectation now?

Brett mentioned the Minnesota Timberwolves and Tom Thibodeau and what they’re going through with a lot of young talent.

"Youth is tough. It's really tough," Brown said. "The Levine injury hurt them, but the fact that as good as Karl-Anthony Towns is and Andrew Wiggins is, they’re still very young."

"To our team, youth doesn't win. It needs to be developed. It needs veterans to come in and support it. We like where we're at. We think the growth we're experiencing organically is excellent.”

"I personally think not getting the Lakers' pick (in 2017), where we get their unprotected pick in 2018, is a good thing for the organization. It doesn't change the rules on how we teach and grow, it reinforces it even more, but the reality that we're still coaching twenty-year-olds still comes with great challenges." 

He goes on to talk about both of the GMs he has worked under in Philadelphia, Sam Hinkie and Bryan Colangelo, and how he has great respect for both of them. Brett says some interesting things about how "the culture is moving forward."

"The pieces behind the scenes, I'm so confident that it can become a plug-and-play thing no matter who comes in and how."

"Sam did a hell of a job. He will resurface, make no mistake about that."

You can listen to the full podcast here.

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

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

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

After 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.