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Celtics troll Ben Simmons over 3-point shooting

Celtics troll Ben Simmons over 3-point shooting

Apparently, the Celtics team hasn’t heard that the whole “Ben Simmons doesn’t shoot threes” joke is kinda over. According to what they have nicknamed one of their rookies, it looks like Boston still has yet to find a new slant when it comes to trolling the Sixers. 

During postgame availability on Monday after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Celtics felt it was necessary to let the whole world know their special nickname for rookie Grant Williams. 

After the rookie struggled for the first quarter of the season to hit a three-pointer, his Celtics teammates gave him the nickname “Ben Simmons.”

First of all, how dare you. Our beloved point guard is a perfect 2-2 from beyond the three point line, in addition to overall stellar play the past week, including setting a new career-high of 34 points in 26 minutes on the floor. 

"Yeah, we were calling him Ben Simmons for the longest," said Jaylen Brown said. “"But he's knocking (threes) down and Ben's knocking them down, too. So shout out to both of those guys."
I suppose Brown makes it slightly better that he acknowledged Simmons’ shooting. Here’s the full quote in the video below. 

Whatever, find a new slant.

We’re looking forward to a matchup this week on Thursday with this added fuel to the fire. See ya then, Celtics. 

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Suspect turns himself in after stealing Allen Iverson’s backpack with $500K of jewelry

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Suspect turns himself in after stealing Allen Iverson’s backpack with $500K of jewelry

A 21-year-old man is being questioned by Philadelphia detectives in connection with the theft of Sixers great Allen Iverson's backpack from a Center City hotel.

The backpack, which went missing Monday morning, contained $500,000 worth of jewelry, police said.

Police said the man turned himself into police on Tuesday. He is being questioned at the department's Central Detectives division.

Iverson's backpack was taken around 10:30 a.m. from the lobby of the Sofitel Hotel at 17th and Sansom streets, police said.

The Sofitel released a brief statement about the incident: "An incident was reported in the hotel lobby, which the local authorities are handling with full cooperation from the hotel. As always, the safety and security of our guests and colleagues remains our top priority."

Police have not released the name of the suspect as he has not been charged with a crime.

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Change the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant? Millions have signed petition asking for it

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Change the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant? Millions have signed petition asking for it

From touching tributes, to videos remembering his life and legacy left behind and all of the emotional and heartfelt posts in between, it’s safe to say Kobe Bryant has left a lasting impact on just about every person who knows his name.

More than anything though, he was a family man. It was always apparent that his wife and daughters came before everything else. When the world rushed to their televisions and phones while the devastating news was unfolding, it wasn’t memories of his best performances on the court that people remembered first  — it was the moments with his family, the wholesome video of him and Gigi courtside, any content that would bring a smile to someone’s face through the tears. If anything, the past few days has showcased the life he lived and how it was taken from him much too quickly.

Next from his family, was the absolute dedication he had to the game of basketball. As one of the most decorated athletes and notable names in the world of sports, an idea has sparked and surfaced on all ends of media to change the NBA logo, that currently displays the silhouette of former Laker, Jerry West, to Kobe Bryant.

It would be one of the most powerful tributes to immortalize an icon in sports … and even that is an understatement. Before sparking the debate of ‘should or should not,’  — looking back, West has also had a history of saying he believes the logo should change … and what better time to do so? No one captures the essence of the NBA like Kobe.

While this interview came out in 2017, it is as timely as ever and worth a legitimate discussion.

This petition has been circulating and in just two days, has been signed by over two million people. From the time I began writing this, to the time it was posted, there were over 140,000 additional signatures.

And the discussion has been just about everywhere you look.



There may be no better way to honor one of the greatest of all time.