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LeGarrette Blount shows he can hoop and fire up Eagles fans

Before he runs the rock this Sunday at the Linc, LeGarrette Blount showed he can shoot it a bit, too.

The Eagles' running back took in the Sixers-Celtics preseason game on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. During warm-ups, he fired a healthy three-point jumper and drained it. (OK, he got some help from a few of the other basketballs en route to the rim, but who cares?)

You've got to love Blount's celebration of the made jumper. Fans are hoping he's celebrating touchdowns on Sunday when the 3-1 Eagles host the Cardinals.

Sounds like those fans are ready.

When the Sixers featured Blount on the scoreboard and played "Fly, Eagles, Fly," the Wells Fargo Center erupted.

Enjoy here, courtesy of NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jessica Camerato.