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Byron Maxwell looking forward to returning to Philly to show Eagles 'they messed up'

Byron Maxwell looking forward to returning to Philly to show Eagles 'they messed up'

The cornerback position has been something of a thorn in the side of the Eagles for years now. Fans are hoping Sidney Jones and to a lesser extent, Rasul Douglas can finally change that.

But as it currently stands, the Birds are certainly not real solid at corner heading into the season.

“It's a position that we continue to look even outside, as we do every position,” head coach Doug Pederson said early in training camp. “And as you know, we're going to continue to look and try to bring in guys if we can and just create as much competition at that spot.”

Enter former beleaguered Bird Byron Maxwell, who is playing pretty well for the Miami Dolphins these days and is also excited to come back to Philly and show them how the Eagles messed up. He was asked about the Dolphins' trip up to Philly in two weeks for the joint practice sessions after practice yesterday. From the Palm Beach Post:

He’s not exactly done with that vendetta. He mentioned it again after today’s practice and is eagerly awaiting the Dolphins’ upcoming trip to Philadelphia—“I am, I’m looking forward to it,” he said—in which they’ll hold joint practices with the Eagles before facing them in the Aug. 24 preseason game.

He still knows some people on the team, but his main interest is in providing the Eagles with an up-close reminder of why they shouldn’t have given up on him one season into a six-year, $63 million deal.

“Well, yeah, I would like to think they (messed) up,” he said. “Their season didn’t go too well. Yeah. And who says their season’s gonna go well this year? We’ll see. But I’m worried about the Miami Dolphins.”

Maxwell's time in Philly was pretty much in tune with the disaster that the Chip Kelly era turned into. It's hard to second guess shipping him out when they did but he's performed well for the Dolphins while the Eagles have had to use plenty of picks on the CB position. 

Maxwell and the Dolphins will play in Philly on Aug. 24th and share a couple joint practices at the NovaCare Complex in the days prior. Kiko Alonso, the linebacker who made that one nice interception once for the Eagles, will also be making a return appearance.

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.