Enrico Campitelli

Gritty enjoys the wonders of snow for the first time in his life

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Gritty enjoys the wonders of snow for the first time in his life

Philadelphia was treated to something of a surprise snowstorm Thursday morning.

Weather people are not in mid-season form. They're rusty so to speak. So the accumulation this morning caught plenty of people by surprise.

But there's a bright side to the inconvenience. We all get to witness Gritty, the Flyers young mascot, experience snow for the first time. It did not disappoint. 

"Zamboni dust." Hehe.

The guy from North Dakota across the street was less in awe and more in love with the flakes:

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Markelle Fultz shoots free throw with bizarre hitch

Markelle Fultz shoots free throw with bizarre hitch

Well this was certainly not an encouraging development in Sixers nation.

After spending his summer working on his form, Markelle Fultz's shot looked improved for the bulk of the young season. Not perfect by any means, but improved.

And then he took a free throw during the first half of action on Monday night down in Miami and had a very strange double-clutch motion. It did not look good. You can watch it above.

As NBC Sports Philadelphia's Marc Jackson pointed out during the halftime show, that's not technically even a legal free throw attempt. Fultz made one of three field goal attempts midway through the 3rd quarter as the Sixers held a six point lead.

It doesn't appear as if Fultz was injured as he is getting playing time in the second half.

It was just a few days ago that Fultz and the Sixers denied anything was wrong with him after his trainer during the summer, Drew Hanlen, tweeted out that he "wasn't healthy."

Tough to say what's going on with the second year player. We'll update this post with any reports from Fultz or the Sixers on the strange free throw attempt following the game.

UPDATE: Markelle said the ball slipped.

Jimmy Butler arrives in Philly: 'We want a championship'

Jimmy Butler arrives in Philly: 'We want a championship'

Jimmy Butler is officially a member of the 76ers as the trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves was announced on Monday morning.

Butler arrived in Philadelphia this afternoon and will be introduced to the media on Tuesday morning at the team’s training facility in Camden. The newest Sixer spoke exclusively to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark upon landing at the airport.

"I'm ready to get started. We got a little ways to go. We got some things to figure out," Butler told NBC Sports Philadelphia.

As for what Philly can expect from him?

"Hard playing. A guy that wants to win. We want to win. We want a championship. I think the core group of guys that we have will find a way to get it done," Butler said.

Butler is expected to make his debut with the Sixers on Wednesday night when the team takes on the Magic in Orlando. 

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