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Joel Embiid misses half court shot to win fan $25,000 at Drake concert

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Joel Embiid misses half court shot to win fan $25,000 at Drake concert

We all know Joel Embiid is a man of the people, a lovable fan favorite in Philadelphia.

But he missed out on a chance to earn another big fan Sunday night.

At his concert at the Wells Fargo Center, Drake brought Embiid on stage with a chance to win $25,000 for a fan if he made a half court shot.

The night before, a fan nailed the shot from half court.

Given that Embiid is, you know, an NBA All-Star, and that fan is not, you'd think he'd have a pretty good chance.

But anything can happen on a half court shot, and things unfortunately did not go as planned for Embiid, who also missed his two lower-stakes shots before the big $25,000 attempt.

After the disappointing miss, Drake, a Raptors superfan, still made sure he gave Embiid his props.

"The good news is you're going to have a great season with the Sixers," he said.

Training camp opens for the Sixers on Thursday with media day. The team's first preseason game is Sept. 28 at the Wells Fargo Center against Melbourne United.

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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