Kevin Durant joined The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for another episode of the latter’s podcast and Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons came up.
Before the topic of this year’s rookie class was broached, KD and Simmons go over the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade (KD believes anything Woj tweets), KD’s impressive social media presence, how big of an impact the James Harden trade had on his career, the Mayweather-McGregor fight, some ghost talk, some sneaker talk, and much more.
A reader submitted question asked KD what rookie he is most looking forward to facing this season.
“I know he ain’t play no games but you been around the league for a year you know how it is. You got a leg up on the rookies. I’m looking forward to playing against him.”
Ben himself seems to have echoed that sentiment and has said as much to Philly fans about the work he's put in over the past year and the improvements he's made to his game.
Lonzo Ball is currently the favorite to win Rookie of the Year at +225, followed by Dennis Smith at +300, then Simmons at +500. Jayson Tatum is also at +500 and Simmons' teammate Markelle Fultz comes in next at +800. All odds via Bovada.
You can listen to KD on the BS pod below:
We've seen Carson Wentz orchestrate a victory celebration before. But he's never had a dance partner quite like his new wife Maddie Oberg.
As we wrote Monday, the pair got married over the weekend up in Bucks County in what looked like a beautiful affair. Wentz shared some photos from the lovely day.
And now some of the fun has started to pop up on the internet. Like their introduction for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Wentz.
The intro has a bit of Pam and Jim from "The Office" wedding vibe before a "Dirty Dancing" fake out leads them into the "Thriller" dance that includes much of their wedding party.
Looks like a good time to me.
Wentz also shared a teaser video of their day on his Instagram:
Villanova head basketball coach Jay Wright shared some images of his players receiving their championship rings today.
The Wildcats received the rings for their impressive run in the 2018 NCAA Tournament that was capped by a dominant performance over Michigan in the title game.
Guard Phil Booth shared a video showing off his new bling, complete with his name engraved on the side.
It's quite the piece of hardware for an organization that doesn't pay its athletes. Gotta win a championship to earn the bling.
Here's a closer look courtesy of Mike Sheridan.