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Embiid shows off soccer skills, says he'd make the best pro soccer player in NBA

Embiid shows off soccer skills, says he'd make the best pro soccer player in NBA

Joel Embiid is overseas to attend a soccer exhibition in Wales ahead of the Champions League final tomorrow. Note: ATTEND. Not play.

There was a bit of a buzz yesterday when the Internet learned of Embiid traveling to the soccer match. How could a guy with any sort of injury ever play in a soccer game? Fret not, he's just there in support.

As we reported yesterday, "the friendly match will be played on a floating pitch on Cardiff Bay, the day before the UEFA Champions League final game between Real Madrid and Juventus."

A foreign reporter, G. Gabriel Garduño, caught up with Embiid and actually asked him a few questions about his futbol fandom. Jojo was seen kicking the ball around gingerly but definitely showed off some juggling skills.

Joel says he would be a striker on the pitch as he was growing up and adds that he'd make the best professional futbol star out of all of the players in the NBA.

"I played futbol my whole life so [I play] whenever I get the chance. I got some skills," Embiid said.

Let's hope none of this turns into another Meek Mill episode.

Watch the video above to see and hear from Embiid.

Chris Long, Lane Johnson shame NFL's official shop

Chris Long, Lane Johnson shame NFL's official shop

The Eagles' dog mania has reached the official NFL shop and the league's official shop is putting its proceeds toward a good cause.

With a little nudge from Eagles defensive end Chris Long and right tackle Lane Johnson, the NFL will donate 100 percent of its proceeds from their underdog T-shirts to fund Philadelphia School District, according to CBS3's Joe Holden.

“The bottom line is the NFL Shop will also donate 100 percent of the proceeds from this shirt to fund Philadelphia schools,” the NFL told CBS3.

On Monday, the NFL Shop tagged Long in its tweet announcing a new item — an Eagles underdog T-shirt.

Long then responded with …

Followed by this from Johnson …

Both responded Tuesday evening thanking the NFL for helping Philly schools.

Long has donated his entire $1 million salary this season to charity.

In addition to the NFL donating its proceeds of the underdog shirts to Philly school, Chegg announced its partnering with the Chris Long Foundation's Pledge 10 for Tomorrow.

Yo! Rocky Balboa has a message for Eagles fans

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Yo! Rocky Balboa has a message for Eagles fans

If anyone knows about an underdog from Philadelphia finding that storybook ending, it's Sylvester Stallone.

The man who personified the Philly attitude as Rocky Balboa posted a message to Eagles fans on his social media.

Sly is wearing a custom "Stallone" Eagles jersey in the video and tells viewers he's a diehard Birds fan. He shouts out the great Timmy Brown as his favorite player as a kid. 

"I got the ring, I got the jersey, I got the will, I've got the optimism that the Birds are going to fly triumphant over Philly tonight!" Stallone says.

"Keep punching, Philly."

​The original Rock also shared an image of the Rocky Statue near the Art Museum decked out in Eagles gear.

"Now here is a statue that REALLY knows how to dress like a WINNER!!!!! I have tremendous respect for Tom Brady and the Patriots, but “… It’s about how much you can TAKE and keep moving forward! That’s how WINNIN’ is done!!!!” EAGLES BY KNOCKOUT!!!," the caption says.