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Gary Payton adds latest fuel to the LeBron James watch

Gary Payton adds latest fuel to the LeBron James watch

The LeBron James buzz won't slow down until the decision of where he will play basketball next season is made.

So let the speculation continue.

It boiled a bit more Monday when an interview published of Hall of Famer Gary Payton telling BlackSportsOnline.com's Sheena Davis that James' son, LeBron James Jr., is committed to Sierra Canyon School, an institution in Chatsworth, California, that enrolls pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Which means James to the Lakers, right? Who knows.

LeBron James Jr. is 13 years old and his highlight reels are already going viral on YouTube. The sons of former NBA players Scottie Pippen and Kenyon Martin play for Sierra Canyon's high school varsity team.

Here is some of what Payton had to say (and you can get more on this story here, via USA TODAY):

His son just committed to Sierra Canyon, which is in the valley of L.A., that's where his son is going to go to school.

A son at that age, you don't want to be away from him for that period of time.

I think he wants to be around his son a lot, see his son play, so that's going to play a key factor, too.

He's been saying this for the last year or so: his family is going to dictate where he goes and his last days in basketball, so that might be a stepping point for him, to go to L.A. But we don't know, we've got to wait.

And there's been nothing confirmed or announced about where James' son will be attending school. 

As you can remember, rumors swirled in late February that James was checking out private schools in the Philadelphia area during the NBA All-Star break.

Very little came from it.

But not only do we have a LeBron James watch, it seems like we now have one for LeBron James Jr., as well.

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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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