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Jeremy Roenick tells funny story about hugging Ed Snider

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Jeremy Roenick tells funny story about hugging Ed Snider

The tributes and the remembrances continue to roll in as the Flyers community mourns the passing of Ed Snider.

If you were watching Comcast SportsNet's coverage this morning, you likely caught the funny moment when former Flyer Jeremy Roenick called in and talked about the time he hugged Mr. Sinder at his introductory press conference.

Longtime Flyers beat writer Tim Pannacio set up the story by pointing out that nobody hugged Mr. Snider. Nobody.

"Get the beep button ready because I didn't give a $h!t," Roenick said.

"When you get paid a lot of money from somebody, from a team that puts a lot of emphasis and trust in you, you have to be gracious and be loyal," Roenick said. "And Ed Snider was that for me. As a human being, I don't know how you can't reach out and grab somebody and give them a hug for instilling that kind of trust in you. Mr. Snider did that for me. I don't care if he doesn't like to be touched or if he doesn't liked to be hugged or anything like that."

"I wish I'd given him more hugs," Roenick said.

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.