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Marco Belinelli posts loving message to Philly and its fans

Marco Belinelli posts loving message to Philly and its fans

76ers fans will never forget Marco Belinelli even if his short stint in Philadelphia has come to an end.

That's because he hit the wildly impressive shot in the Confetti Game to send it to overtime. 

He said on Thursday that he hopes to be back playing in Philly next season but that remains to be seen.

Either way, Belinelli posted a heartfelt message to his Instagram account:

Philly, I trusted the process since day one and I gave you all my commitment till the last second on the court. You gave me your unconditional love and support. Not the end we wanted, but I am sure that was just the begininnig for the Sixers. 
It’s time to come back home🇮🇹 for some rest ... thank you Philadelphia, thank you Sixers, this is The Style of Play I Love.
I would love to comeback and play in this jersey

“See you next year," he said to end his exit interview day media session.

We'll see about that.

More on the other Sixers vets who may or may not be back next season right here.

A mascot's guide to quarantine

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A mascot's guide to quarantine

Yes, we’re missing our nightly puck drops, tip-offs and first pitches. But, don’t forget our beloved mascots of Brotherly Love also affected by the pause in the sports world.

As we do our best to pass the time, let’s look back at Gritty, Franklin and the Phillie Phanatic’s Instagram feeds for isolation inspiration.

*Swoop, we love you — we just have ways away before kickoff. Plus, you also don’t have an Instagram.

Have a photoshoot

Franklin ‘Fit Check

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Spotted: 2 Legends 👀

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Put that self-timer on your phone to good use.

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100% that Grit. #Grizzo

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Just be mindful of what you decide to post.

 

Have a dance party

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*whispers* Wham!

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Dance like nobody’s watching. 

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A little Kid, a little Play 😋

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As much as we love a properly executed Kid ‘n Play, maybe pass on the dance duets. Or maybe take a page out of Matisse Thybulle’s book, Franklin.

 

Chat with your Pet

They don’t require toilet paper and are pretty good listeners.

 

Read a Book (Or Two)

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I just like to read the pictures

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Follow along with Tobias Harris, if you’re feeling up for it.

 

Design a tattoo

Perhaps modeled after some of our furry mascot friends?

 

At Home Makeover

Try out a new look or two for your post-isolation debut.

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Brotherly. Love.

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Hopefully, you’re friends will be supportive, too.

 

Meditate

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Yes, this is how I watch road games. #PhilaUnite

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Find your zen.

 

Maintain Proper Hygiene

We would not recommend hiding in a trashcan during this time.

 

Practice Social Distancing

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Cartwheelin’ into the weekend 🙌

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No.

Nope.

A+ for content, F for social distancing.

Clearly, they need to work on that — but hopefully now you have some ideas to fill the days.

Stay safe out there, folks.

Pick some PPA violations and we'll tell you which Philly athlete you are

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Pick some PPA violations and we'll tell you which Philly athlete you are

Is there anything more Philly than a Philadelphia Parking Authority violation? 

There is no greater sadness than walking out to your car, spotting that slim white and blue envelope on the front window from the distance, and just knowing it signifies: they got you. 

To those of us whom have fought this long battle, we salute you. While the PPA may have temporarily suspended some of their violations, we know it's only a matter of time before they emerge back and stronger than ever.

So, we've decided to create this handy little quiz for you to determine your Philly athelete personality, depending on the type of violation you will likely recieve next.