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A new nickname for Rhys Hoskins? Scott Kingery likes 'Big Burly'

A new nickname for Rhys Hoskins? Scott Kingery likes 'Big Burly'

Second baseman prospect Scott Kingery was in town on Tuesday night to collect his Paul Owens Award given to the top position player in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system every season.

He was a guest on Philly Sports Talk from Citizens Bank Park and during the Quick Six segment was asked by Michael Barkann what his favorite Rhys Hoskins nickname was?

"You've got Rhys Lightning. You've got Big Hos. Anything that sticks out to you," Barkann asked.

"On the back of one of his baseball cards it calls him a big burly first baseman. I think we need to make that stick. Big Burly something like that," Kingery said.

The big burly first baseman delivered yet again last night when he came through with 4 RBIs on the night, three of them coming in the seventh inning on a huge tie-breaking, three-run double that put the Phils up for good.

Much more on Hoskins' big night right here.

What are your thoughts on "Big Burly?" Any chance to stick?

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.