If Ben Simmons was going to make his relationship “Facebook official," he’d have to ask them to add an option for having a “Boo thang.” According to an interview with TMZ, Ben is R&B star Tinashe’s "little Boo thang," in her words. The hoopla started with a radio interview by Tinashe and an Instagram comment by Simmons.
Back on Feb. 15, Tinashe appeared on 103.9 Philadelphia and wasn’t shy when asked about who her favorite player on the Sixers was. She blushed, smiled and said "Ben Simmons."
Three days ago, when the Sixers were on the road in Charlotte, Ben responded to this Instagram post by Tinashe, to her more than 2.1 million followers, asking where bae was, sitting on her bed. Ben replied that he was in Charlotte and a lot of people took notice.
Who is the apple of Simmons’ eye, Tinashe? While her career as a child actress started when she was seven, Tinashe gained acclaim for her role alongside Tom Hanks in 2004’s The Polar Express as the voice of Hero Girl. She later appeared on Two and a Half Men for two years from 2008 to 2009 before her career in music and dance took off, vaulting her to stardom and millions of social media followers. Her second album, Joyride, is set to be released this spring.
Looks like Ben Simmons is finding his shot.
Kevin Hart is one of the most well-known Philadelphia sports fans in the world.
He made a scene at the Super Bowl while showing support for the Eagles.
So it's no surprise when TMZ asked him about LeBron James and his 76ers, Hart lit up a bit, even going so far as to say he has already attempted to recruit him to Philly.
"I sent him $40. He didn't accept it," Hart said. "I really did try. I sent him 40 dollars and I said come to Philly."
"He said, 'kiss my ass!'"
"I don't think he's going anywhere," Hart added.
Probably not if $40 is the best we as a city have to offer.
The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.
We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.
Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.
"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."
But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.
"They deserve love," Cowherd said.
Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.