Charles Barkley is beloved in this city unlike many others, so when Chuck talks about how he experienced the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory, we are most certainly here for it.
Sir Charles visited Jimmy Kimmel Live and spoke about winning money on the Eagles Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.
Jimmy asked Chuck just how much money he won betting on the Birds.
“In Alabama, it’d buy a big condo,” Barkley said with a smile. “In L.A., a small guest house.”
That's more than I won.
Charles told a story about how he was in Philly for the NFC Championship Game and stayed downtown, warning Minnesota Vikings fans about our crazy fans.
“It’s a Philadelphia Eagles town by far.”
He also told a story about playing drunk once in a game for the Sixers.
“I have no idea what happened that game,” he said. “I was blasted, not going to lie.”
Thankfully he said that was the only time he played while intoxicated. I'm going to guess he had a few cold ones after the Eagles won the Super Bowl too. Love you, Chuck.
You can see more from the interview below. Chuck says he hasn't played ball since he retired.
Kevin Hart is one of the most well-known Philadelphia sports fans in the world.
He made a scene at the Super Bowl while showing support for the Eagles.
So it's no surprise when TMZ asked him about LeBron James and his 76ers, Hart lit up a bit, even going so far as to say he has already attempted to recruit him to Philly.
"I sent him $40. He didn't accept it," Hart said. "I really did try. I sent him 40 dollars and I said come to Philly."
"He said, 'kiss my ass!'"
"I don't think he's going anywhere," Hart added.
Probably not if $40 is the best we as a city have to offer.
The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.
We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.
Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.
"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."
But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.
"They deserve love," Cowherd said.
Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.