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Dennis Smith Jr. is not afraid to talk smack to Markelle Fultz's face

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Dennis Smith Jr. is not afraid to talk smack to Markelle Fultz's face

What's that one famous line from The Big Lebowski? "You're not wrong, Walter. You're just ..."

That's kind of how I feel after watching this clip of Dennis Smith Jr. talk some smack to our beloved Markelle Fultz.

The two were playing video games last week as part of some promotion and got into some (mostly) friendly banter.

Smith repeatedly hammers the Sixers about their losing ways.

"What's fun about losing games? Seriously, tell me what's fun about losing," Smith Jr. says. "What is fun about losing. Y'all ain't been doing nothing but losing. Y'all didn't even win a summer league game."

As Fultz correctly points out, "the season hasn't even started yet."

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Meek Mill kicks off Sixers-Heat Game 5 by ringing bell

Meek Mill kicks off Sixers-Heat Game 5 by ringing bell

Could you have scripted it any better?

The Sixers, in Philly, with a chance to win their first postseason series since 2012, got a special guest to ring in Tuesday night's festivities.

Yep — Meek Mill.

Just hours after being released from prison, the beloved Philly rapper, rocking a Joel Embiid jersey, rung the bell to kick off the Sixers-Heat Game 5 at the Wells Fargo Center (which you can watch in the video above).




Mill was officially released after spending the last several months in prison. In November, he was sentenced for two to four years for violating the terms of his probation. 

His arrival rocked the Twittersphere as his impending release was learned around 4:30 p.m.

Before the game, Ben Simmons was excited about the prospect of Mill's return.

"I hope he comes, that would be amazing," Simmons said. "Glad he's out. Looking forward to it."

Simmons, who visited Mill in prison along with Markelle Fultz in early April, knew that this would be a big, big moment.

“Having someone that looks out for us, all of us here, would just mean a lot,” Simmons said. “Getting him back in here in Philly would be huge.”

Embiid also visited Mill in December and shared a moment with him before tip-off.

And with that, the night was on.

Meek Mill out of prison, will be bell ringer for Sixers-Heat Game 5

Meek Mill out of prison, will be bell ringer for Sixers-Heat Game 5

Updated: 7:32 p.m.

Hold up, wait a minute! 

Meek Mill is out of prison. And it’s just in time for him to get to the Wells Fargo Center before tonight’s Game 5. 

Oh, and by the way, he has arrived. He will also be the pregame bell ringer, chief executive officer Scott O'Neil said on NBC Sports Philadelphia's Sixers Pregame Live.

What did Mill do upon getting his freedom back? He posted about the Sixers of course. 

Let’s go @sixers

A post shared by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on

Mill was officially released after spending the last several months in prison. In November, he was sentenced for two to four years for violating the terms of his probation. 

Comedian and Philly guy Kevin Hart, along with Sixers minority owner Michael Rubin, confirmed Mill was getting out.

On the way to the sixers game let’s go!!!! #meekfree

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During the Eagles’ improbable Super Bowl run, Mill’s song “Dreams and Nightmares” became the unofficial anthem of the team. The Eagles even used it as their entrance music in the postseason and it became a staple of postgame locker room celebrations. 

The Sixers are up in their series against the Heat, 3-1, and can finish the series tonight (8 p.m./NBCSP).