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Joel Embiid declares Sixers' new nickname as the FEDS: 'The FEDS are coming'

Joel Embiid declares Sixers' new nickname as the FEDS: 'The FEDS are coming'

It's a happy, happy day for Philadelphia 76ers fans.

They just selected Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and the future is bright.

Oh, and Joel Embiid gave the squad a new nickname: the FEDS.

That's Fultz, Embiid, Dario, and Simmons. Which is probably better than FESS, which it would be if you went all last names instead of selectively choosing Dario's first name. WHO CARES LOVE THESE GUYS.

Embiid is not shy about proclaiming nicknames. He even gave himself the nickname of "THE PROCESS" and people are down with it.

Embiid can do what he wants. 

Some other reactions from the Sixers:

https://twitter.com/BenSimmons25/status/878035163707461632

And other sports figures:

And the Phils ...

Joel Embiid attempts bicycle kick at neighborhood soccer game in Cameroon

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Joel Embiid attempts bicycle kick at neighborhood soccer game in Cameroon

One of my favorite Brett Brown quotes about Joel Embiid from a few years ago is that he's "Shaquille (O'Neal) with soccer feet."

We've seen Embiid show off those soccer skills he developed as a youngster in Cameroon long before he ever picked up a basketball.

But Embiid put together two of his favorite pastimes over the weekend for one amazing video: soccer and crashing a local pickup game.

Embiid has become rather infamous in the Philly area for crashing random people's pickup games at local playgrounds. So when he traveled to Africa recently to play in the NBA Africa Game and the locals there tend to play futbol, Embiid joined in their festive games.

Footage has appeared on the Internet of Embiid playing with some locals in his native Cameroon. It's as cool as you'd expect, except for this one move Jojo attempts to pull off ...

One of Embiid's trainers for the summer, Drew Hanlen, took time away from fixing Markelle Fultz's shot to play some footie with him at the neighborhood game and shared the footage to his Instagram.

Now, there is perhaps no person in professional sports I find more likeable than Joel Embiid. He's got a rare combination of elite skill and an incredible personality that makes him easy to root for in Philadelphia. All of that said, Jo, buddy, what in the world are you doing attempting a bicycle kick? Perhaps he's got elite soccer skill and he can attempt a bicycle kick with ease. But he can't defy gravity. That 7-foot-2 body has to come back down and land on earth. Please be safe while you're having fun out there. The city of Philly needs you.

Good effort though. Think he's playing too many soccer video games TBH.

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Brawl breaks out during Washington Redskins-New York Jets joint practice

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Brawl breaks out during Washington Redskins-New York Jets joint practice

The Eagles are Super Bowl champions and other teams are fighting for their throne, literally.

The New York Jets and the Washington Redskins held a joint practice today and a melee broke out that spilled into the spectator areas where fans were watching practice.

Reporters were not allowed to record video during this time, but fans captured this surreal moment between two NFL teams.

Details at the time of writing were scarce, but it according to Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Redskins offensive tackle Morgan Moses went down on a late hit from Jets CB Trumaine Johnson, which started a brawl that involved more than 30 players and spilled into an area where fans were watching practice.

Phillips also reports that two fans began fighting and had to be separated by police.

We’ll update this story once more details become available.

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