Brett Brown frequently jokes about not being able to buy “the couch my wife wanted” when talking about the possibility of getting fined from receiving a technical. McConnell was apparently upset for Brown’s wife after the Sixers coach was whistled for a T in the second quarter.
“Anna wants a new couch and you just took that from her!”
Though the highlight of the video is surely McConnell ripping Furkan Korkmaz’s green shoes.
Don’t ever change, T.J.
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The 2018-2019 Philadelphia 76ers season came up short in Toronto but it wasn't all for naught. It brought Bobi and Tobi in to our lives.
Sadly, the return of Boban Marjanovic wasn't in the cards for the 2019-2020 campaign in Philly and it's fair to say that the Philly fandom misses the big guy (for his off court antics and friendships, let's be real).
But nobody misses Boban as much as his best friend Tobias Harris.
The two inseperable pals will be reunted tonight at the Wells Fargo Center when the Dallas Mavericks come to town and Bobi is already up to his old stunts.
Boban shared a Spotify playlist he made on Friday morning titled "Sixers pre-game playlist" and it's all about friendship: "Best Friend" by 50 Cent, "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor, "Thank You for Being a Friend" by Andrew Gold, and so forth.
If you wonder what Boban has been up to this season aside from FaceTiming his old pal Tobias, he's played just about 12 minutes per game in 11 contests for the Mavericks this season, good for 6.8 points and 5 boards per.
BENJAMIN BUTTONxROCKY BALBOA Baby boy born extraordinarily fragile. His childhood was riddled w/frequent hospital visits b/c he wouldn’t grow.Then one summer he picks up a b-ball & grows 17 inches in TWO years. 5 years later that baby is in the NBA. That baby is Boban. #PitMad
As many Philadelphia Sixers fans know, watching Joel Embiid play basketball can be awe inspiring.
Now, for tens of thousands of Brooklyn, New York residents who will pass by a recently unveiled sculpture, they'll have the chance to be inspired by Embiid in a different way.
New York artist Hank Willis Thomas created a 22-foot tall sculpture that was actually inspired by an image he saw of a Harlem Globetrotter standing in front of the Statue of Liberty. But when it came time to make the giant bronze sculpture, he used a three-dimensional scan of Embiid's arm, according to Brooklyn Paper.
The sculpture is titled "Unity" and was written about in the New York Times last month when it was unveiled:
“Unity” was originally called “We’re No. #1,” a more assertive title, perhaps recalling the historical competition between the boroughs that reaches back to the 19th century. “Unity” is a traditional and fairly conservative work, accompanied in the official news release by a statement that sounds politician-worthy: “This sculpture is a homage to, and celebration of, the unique and multifaceted character of the borough of Brooklyn,” Mr. Thomas says. “The spirit of Brooklyn has always been about upward mobility and connection to roots.”
The piece was five years in the making. On his Instagram page, the artist added, "It's about the process!" That can't be a coincidence can it?
Turns out, Embiid modeled for the sculpture quite some time ago (he's probably more jacked by now). Thomas was asked about Embiid's involvement by the folks at Tisch:
The sculpture is modeled after Philadelphia 76er Joel Embiid’s arm. How did he become involved in this piece?
HWT: I had a studio visit with some people and they saw that I was doing a sculpture, so I was doing molds and casts with body parts of NBA players. They were like, “Do you need anybody else?,” and I was like, “Sure!” Then they said, “Well there’s this kid, he hasn’t started playing yet, but I’m pretty sure he’s gonna’ be good. You should reach out to him.” And that was Joel Embiid.
We reached out to Mr. Thomas to follow up but have yet to get a response.
"It's beautiful in a way, in terms of form, agility, suppleness," one New Yorker told Eyewitness News of the statue.
Philadelphians would agree. I'm curious what Nets fans think of Embiid flashing the No. 1 in their city for years to come?