More than an hour away from the start of the NBA draft lottery, when the Sixers will learn their fate of what selection(s) they will have in the 2017 NBA draft, the fans are already in a frenzy at XFINITY Live!
As part of the 2017 Rights To Ricky Sanchez & Liberty Ballers lottery party, an estimated 3,000 fans are at full voice, hoping for the top pick, a pick swap or an overall franchise-boosting night for the Sixers.
In addition to the “Trust The Process” chants, there’s also a popular drink for sale, Joel Embiid-approved.
#SamsTown, referring to Sam Hinkie, of course, is the top trending topic in Philadelphia on Twitter and if the Sixers get good news, there’s going to be a raucous atmosphere when the results are known.
If you can’t make it to XFINITY Live! but still want to see how the fans react, visit CSNPhilly.com or CSNPhilly’s Facebook page when the results are being read for a live look.
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.
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.
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.