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JJ Redick deleted his social media, almost signed with Pacers

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JJ Redick deleted his social media, almost signed with Pacers

JJ Redick and his family had a lovely summer after re-signing with the Sixers for another season. They spent time relaxing out in the Hamptons — “It’s just a really chill sort of place” — mixed with some quality time at his Brooklyn home.

Redick took some time out of his relaxing summer to talk with ESPN NBA expert Zach Lowe on his podcast. The two cover a ton of interesting topics ranging from life on social media as an NBA star to the relationship between Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and everything in between, including how the Indiana Pacers offered him more money than Philly.

Redick is no longer on social media.

“I have this personality where I’m all in on something or I’m off of it,” he said. “With social media, I’ve never felt completely comfortable with it.”

So at some point during the offseason, he deleted all of his social accounts.

“Twitter has now just become a bunch of angry voices," Redick said. "That for me, I had to detach from there.”

He’s not wrong. I’d be curious of his take on Embiid’s social media presence. 

Some interesting nuggets from Redick below.

At 34 years old, is Redick’s game no longer evolving?

“I think you can always improve around the edges,” Redick said.

He said there are three things he can work on that can be "separators" 1. Skills 2. Body 3. Motor/conditioning.  

On the unique relationship between Simmons and Embiid

“As far as the relationship between them, I think it’s great. They both are introverts," Redick said. "The media version of Jo and Jo off the court, away from the cameras, are two different people. Todd Wright told this great story of going back to Africa with Jo, seeing Jo around his family, playing board games with his cousins. I saw the true Jo. There’s always going to be a bridge between those two guys and they’re great at meeting in the middle. Brett (Brown) does a great job of connecting them. Ben is a family guy. He’s with his family, the people he grew up with, his brother Sean (Tribe). I’ve witnessed this now for 13 years, why do players have to be best friends with each other? I don’t think it matters.

“Beyond the personality, vying for attention thing that every NBA player has to go through, there’s the on-court and basketball fit. They are both unique talents and their skill sets. But Ben specifically, you really have to surround him with shooting and allow him to just be who he is. And then find the balance with getting Joel the ball in the post. I think at times last year we were figuring that out on the fly and by the end of the season, we figured that out. Those are the things the 76ers need to keep in mind as they build this team going forward.”

Embiid’s conditioning being key

“I think conditioning for him, taking care of his body, that’s the whole key to him having a very, very long prime," Redick said. "If he’s able to do that, I think he’ll go down as one of the all-time great players.”

On Markelle Fultz and intense media coverage

“By all accounts, he’s been doing well [this summer]," Redick said. "He’s the biggest question mark because we didn’t get LeBron (James), Paul George or Kawhi (Leonard).

“What made me angry about [the media’s coverage of Fultz last season] was the way people were covering him with cellphones. The body language, it was like they were vultures preying on a dying, decaying body. The kid was 19. He’s clearly going through something. I got angry. I verbalized that anger and basically cussed them out. Then I calmed down and gave a better answer. That’s my guy. He’s my rookie. I was protective but also empathetic. Whatever he was going through physically or mentally, as an athlete, we’ve all been there.”

On the Pacers offering him more money

"I had conversations with a few teams July 1 at midnight," he said. "The Indy thing came up. We were sort of waiting on LeBron. The Lakers were involved as well. There were a couple two-, three-year deals for less but they weren't as great of situations. The Indy deal was intriguing to me. I wouldn't have started, but I fit what they needed. I envisioned playing two-man with (Domantas) Sabonis. He's really good."

"I took less to go to Philly. Not a lot, but less."

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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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