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Charles Barkley argued for Joel Embiid to make ASG, gave Sam Hinkie a shoutout

Charles Barkley argued for Joel Embiid to make ASG, gave Sam Hinkie a shoutout

Paul Millsap got the nod over Joel Embiid to perform in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. This left the city of Philadelphia disappointed. 

It also left TNT analyst and former Sixers legend Charles Barkley frustrated on last night's telecast. 

"I thought that the NBA should have rewarded Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers," Barkley said last night. "They're the hottest team since the beginning of [2017]."

Barkley, Shaq, and Kenny Smith then got into a valid argument about whether or not sitting so much and getting rest gives Embiid an advantage in the games he actually plays in. Shaq argued that when he came back after rest, he dropped 40 in every game.

In reality, the past week really cost Embiid dearly.

"I'm not going to hate on anybody," Barkley continued. "I just wish the NBA would have rewarded what the 76ers are doing in Philadelphia. Embiid is great for the league. If he can stay healthy, I told you before the season started if Embiid and Ben Simmons can play and stay healthy, they're going to be monsters for the next 10-15 years."

"I love that Joel Embiid," Barkley said later.

"He should have made it," Kenny Smith interjected.

"I was really pulling for Embiid," Barkley continued. "I always root for the Sixers and the Suns. What they're doing in Philadelphia, man, give Brett Brown and Bryan Colangelo a lot of credit. But also give a shout out to Sam Hinkie."

Ernie Johnson pointed out the Sixers have won 8 of their last 10.

Shaq still seems unconvinced.

Embiid is instead scheduled to partake in the Rising Stars Challenge for the World team alongside Dario Saric and go up against Jahlil Okafor on the US team.

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You can watch the entertaining segments with Barkley and Shaq below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovAnTOatc9Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHJURy_2HRA

Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

The Eagles have been quite the disappointment this season, with the latest being their atrocious 37-31 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida. And with disappointments come possible troll jobs? 

As the clock wound down and fans became increasingly exasperated with the team, social media anger started to build and it looks like one fellow Philadelphia team may have added just an oh-so-subtle jab in there.

As the 37-31 score went final, the Flyers sent out quite the interesting reminder of their impressive record this November. It seems like they don’t want fans to forget that they are NOT part of the teams that have been disappointing this city. 

You have to admit, the timing is a bit suspicious. 


Fans certainly seem to think that the Flyers are trolling the Eagles with their post, based on the replies. 

https://twitter.com/sluongo19/status/1201252463703154688 https://twitter.com/btcs41/status/1201252665977720837

We love a little friendly fire between the Philadelphia sports teams, if this is a true troll job. Or maybe it’s just a conveniently scheduled tweet by the Flyers' social media team. 

You be the judge. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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