JJ Redick calls attention to Markelle Fultz's shot 'a little obsessive'

JJ Redick calls attention to Markelle Fultz's shot 'a little obsessive'

Have you seen the latest video of Markelle Fultz taking a shot at practice or during warmups prior to a Sixers game?

There's a good chance you have. That seems to be a very frequent topic of discussion among Sixers circles and not everyone is happy about it.

What can you really make from video of a guy taking one or two shots in who-knows-what kind of circumstance? Tough to say.

JJ Redick, for one, wants the media to relax a little bit with all of it.

“It’s annoying,” Redick said at shootaround on Friday. “The guy is 19. He’s working his ass off. I understand fans want to see his progress. This is maybe going to be a longer process than we all hoped for. And it may not be, he may be back on the court soon, I don’t know. That’s obviously not my thing.”

“I don’t get the coming in here every day to watch him shoot pull-up jumpers. That’s a little obsessive.”

The obsession from Sixers fans and the media over Fultz's shot and status stems in part to the lack of clarity around it all from the team.

The latest update on Friday didn’t settle any of that.

"There's always a chance that he's going to be out there soon, and there's a chance that he's not going to play this year," Bryan Colangelo said Friday. "I can't answer that question because we don't know the answer to that."

Until we actually know an answer to those questions, it's hard to imagine the interest in how Fultz looks playing basketball to decrease.

We've found the 1 thing that scares Joel Embiid

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We've found the 1 thing that scares Joel Embiid

We've found the one thing Joel Embiid is afraid of.

It's not an opposing big man. 

It's water.

We all know Embiid would have no qualms about sliding into Rihanna's DMs, but prior to those pictures, it was difficult for his mates to get him down a slide in the Bahamas. As evidenced by this hilarious video from Sixers minority owner Michael Rubin.

@joelembiid is not a fan of water slides 😂 (@michaelgrubin)

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Hey, as long as he doesn't have to face-up Hassan Whiteside in a pool, the Sixers should be OK.

In all seriousness though, Sixers fans would probably prefer that Embiid stays as far as possible from any type of contraption that could potentially lead to a freak injury.

Two former Eagles to compete on the Bachelorette

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Two former Eagles to compete on the Bachelorette

On the last season of The Bachelor, Becca Kufrin, aka Becca K., won the show by ending up with former racecar driver Arie Luyendyk, aka Arie, only to have him call off the engagement and wedding on national TV and propose to the show’s runner-up, Lauren Burnham, aka Lauren B.

Let’s hope these former athletes treat her a little better.

Today on their Facebook page, The Bachelor revealed the men that would be vying for the heart of the once-scorn show contestant and two of them stood out, former Eagles TEs Clay Harbor and Colton Underwood.

Harbor probably doesn’t require as much googling as Underwood because he was drafted by the Eagles in 2010 in the fourth round and pulled in 114 catches and nearly 1,200 yards with eight scores in his career for four teams. He won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2016.

Underwood was literally on the Eagles’ practice squad for six days in 2014 and was on the practice squad for two other teams without appearing in an NFL game.

If you already watch the show, a few former NFL players could be an interesting wrinkle to the house dynamic, but if you’re not a fan, I’m not sure these names, even as Eagles fans, will pull you in.

The show kicks off on May 28 at 8 p.m. on ABC.