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NBC gives script commitment to comedy inspired by Ben Simmons' life

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NBC gives script commitment to comedy inspired by Ben Simmons' life

Ben Simmons, his half-brother Sean, LeBron James and one of the hosts of the most popular Sixers podcast are teaming up for an NBC comedy.

Wait, what?

According to Deadline Hollywood, NBC has given a script commitment to "Brotherly Love," a single-camera comedy inspired by Simmons’ life. The show “centers on a unique sibling relationship within a multi-ethnic family.” Simmons has one sister, Liv, and four half-siblings, including his brother Sean, who will serve with Ben as a consulting producer.

In the show, the family pursues their dreams "while navigating life in the spotlight in Philadelphia, a passionate city where sports is in your blood, and your blood is always boiling,” which sounds like a terrifying thing to depict in a comedy but also, if we’re all being honest with ourselves, kind of true.

Michael Levin, a co-host on the Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast and former writer for Liberty Ballers, is a co-writer and co-executive producer for the show. 

He credited a certain beloved former Sixers GM.

Oh, how does LeBron fit in?

He’s one of the executive producers through his production company, SpringHill Entertainment. James and Simmons already have a close relationship, so it’s no surprise he’d want to be involved with this new venture.

For Levin, this incredible turn of events is ultimate proof that it pays off to Trust the Process.

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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. 

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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