'The deal of the century': Sixers owner Josh Harris buys house for just $45 million

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'The deal of the century': Sixers owner Josh Harris buys house for just $45 million

Joshua Harris, the billionaire owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils, just bought a home for $45 million. The price was actually 40 percent lower than the original asking price. According to New York Real Estate site The Real Deal, one insider called this purchase “the deal of the century.”

Co-founder of Apollo Global Management, Harris purchased the Sixers in 2011 for $280 million, which has turned out to be a tremendous investment given that Forbes latest valuation in February was $800 million.

Now, about this ridiculous house. Located at 50 E 69th Street in the Upper East Side in Manhattan, this massive 21,070 square-foot, seven-level, townhouse was built in 1926 for Otto Louis Dommerich, who ran his father’s international cotton business. It boasts 14 marble fireplaces, three elevators and 3,350 square-feet of outdoor space.

The location was once used as the site for the Center for Specialty Care, a luxury medical facility, but can be reconfigured as a single-family home.

The monthly taxes are listed at $28,386 for a yearly total of $340,632.

Here’s a look inside this amazing piece of architecture.

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.

Brian Dawkins posts touching tribute to Stan Lee


Brian Dawkins posts touching tribute to Stan Lee

The world lost a legend today with the passing of Stan Lee, who was the co-creator of characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Avengers and many more.

Lee, 95, also was the co-creator of X-Men, a team of superheroes that, of course, includes Wolverine. Eagles Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins, whose nickname Weapon X is a codename for Wolverine, posted a tribute to his Twitter account.

The image Dawkins tweeted is from 2012, when Marvel enlisted X-Men artist Jorge Molina to draw Dawkins as Wolverine for a poster that was given away at Lincoln Financial Field to commemorate Dawkins’ retirement from the NFL.

Lee’s work will live on for generations, and especially with Wolverine, who will be forever linked with one of the best players ever to put on an Eagles jersey.

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