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Start time, route path, and all the Eagles Super Bowl championship parade details

Start time, route path, and all the Eagles Super Bowl championship parade details

There's a party on Thursday in Philadelphia. Have you heard?

The city of Philadelphia and Mayor Jim Kenney announced all of the details of the Eagles Super Bowl Championship Parade this morning at a press conference at City Hall.

"Knuckleheads should stay home," Kenney said of the big day on Thursday.

Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. also said Sunday night was a crowd like the Philly Police Department has never seen — "It totally morphed the Phillies celebration in 2008 by leaps and bounds."

So expect Thursday to be huge.

The parade will run from the sports complex in South Philly up Broad Street towards City Hall, turning up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and culminating in front of the Museum of Art.

The schedule has the parade beginning at 11 a.m. from Broad and Pattison with the event in front of the Art Museum set to start at 1 p.m. It will air on television on NBC 10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Fans are obviously encouraged NOT to drive anywhere near the parade route or in center city. Travel on SEPTA is recommended.

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Here's all of the official info from the city:

Official event information including route and times

Date: Thursday, February 8.

Parade: Kicks off at 11 a.m. at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, heading north toward the Art Museum. The parade will last approximately two hours.

Formal Celebration: Begins at 1 p.m. in front of the Art Museum. The program will last approximately two hours.

How to watch

NBC10 is the official broadcast partner for the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII Championship Celebration. The celebration will air live on NBC10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia. It will also stream on NBC10.com and NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.

Courts and schools affected

All Philadelphia public and parochial schools will be closed on Thursday, February 8.

All Courts and Philadelphia Courts offices will be closed. If you are scheduled for Jury Duty on Thursday, February 8, 2018 do not report for service. You will be rescheduled at a later date. All critical Court services are expected to remain operational.

Philadelphia City Council has cancelled its stated public meeting for Thursday.

Trash and recycling

Trash and recycling pickups are suspended on Thursday, February 8. Thursday’s pickups will be made on Friday, and Friday’s pickups will be made on Saturday.

Parade route and road closures

Motorists should avoid the areas along and around the parade route, including Broad Street, Center City, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Drivers should use alternate routes and allow for extra time when traveling in the area. Some bicycle lanes around the Parkway are also affected.

There will be significant travel delays on Thursday. Additional road closures and lane restrictions may be necessary during the event to maintain public safety.

Streets will begin to reopen as early as conditions allow on Thursday, February 8. Most streets should be reopened before the morning rush hour on Friday, February 9. Commuters should allow for extra time on Friday morning, however, as there may be residual delays as operations return to normal.

Transit and parking

All visitors are encouraged to take public transit when coming into Philadelphia. SEPTA is operating a special Eagles Parade schedule with details available online at SEPTA.org.

There will be parking restrictions along and around the parade route. These restrictions go into effect at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, and extend into the late evening on Thursday, February 8. Cars parked in temporary no parking zones will be relocated. A full list of the affected streets is available online.

If at all possible, visitors should not drive into Center City. If, however, driving is necessary, the City encourages drivers to park in off-street lots and garages along the Parkway, Broad Street, or near the stadium complex. The Philadelphia Parking Authority also has a list of garages online. If visitors must drive, they should contact individual parking facilities for rates and availability ahead of time.

There will be no enforcement of meter and time limit regulations on the day of the parade.  Safety violations such as parking too close to the corner, fire hydrants, blocking crosswalks, and double parking will be enforced.

There will be significant travel delays on roadways and street closures immediately before, during, and after the Eagles Parade.

Kevin Hart and Ben Simmons get icy on LeBron James

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Kevin Hart and Ben Simmons get icy on LeBron James

Kevin Hart had his favorite basketball player from his hometown Sixers on his YouTube show “Cold As Balls” in an episode the diminutive funnyman dedicated to the city of Philadelphia.

Hart takes extra special care of Ben Simmons as he’s getting in and out of the ice bath to make sure there’s no freak accident that could derail the Sixers’ title run this season.

Hart, who is frequently seated courtside at Sixers games, asked Simmons his thoughts on Hart’s infamous trash talking.

“There was this one time against the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade — you were talking sh** to him the whole time — he hit a big shot right in my face. I remember I was like, ‘Why is Kevin talking to him! He’s got to sit down and enjoy the game,’” Simmons said.

Hart brought up the meeting LeBron James, a mentor of Simmons', took with the Sixers during his free agency this past summer before he opted to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

Simmons said Philly may have been more of a consideration earlier in James' career, which kind of implied winning may not be James’ sole focus in Los Angeles. Yep. Hart and Simmons joked that the Sixers don’t need him anyway.

“We got this,” Simmons said.

Perhaps the best moment from the icy chat was when Hart asked Simmons what he would say to Simmons' Rookie of the Year competition Donovan Mitchell if he had the opportunity.

“Nothing,” Simmons said with big smile. “He knows.”

The two also talk Philly, video games, burner accounts, wild animals, Australia, Bentleys, and much more. You can watch the segment below. It's pretty much the polar opposite of Joel Embiid on "Hot Ones."



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Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid share special moments with legendary Dirk Nowitzki at All-Star Game

Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid share special moments with legendary Dirk Nowitzki at All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game is a polarizing event. Some people find it to be a no-defense embarrassment while others revel in the pure entertainment of a glorified three-point shooting contest with a smattering of impressive dunks mixed in.

As Dwyane Wade put it during a mid-game interview, the game is a chance for the legends of the league on their last leg to interact with the young guys they’ll pass the torch to when they finally retire.

Credit to NBA commissioner Adam Silver for giving Wade and Dirk Nowitzki a final curtain call down in Charlotte this past weekend. The gesture paid dividends.

Nowitzki entering the game on Sunday and promptly drilling a handful of long three pointers was among the most wonderful moments of the weekend.

It also allowed the Sixers' young stars to interact with a guy they both marveled at as kids growing up watching the NBA.

Simmons even had an up-close look at Nowitzki's game when the Dallas Mavericks' legend hit a three in his face.

It provided some great levity as well when the TBS cameras captured Nowitzki thanking Simmons for not really D’ing him up on the play.

“Appreciate it, kid.”

Simmons had a chance to talk about what Nowitzki meant to him following his first All-Star Game victory.

“He is one of those guys that came over from overseas, dominated the game and changed it,” Simmons told reporters following the game. “Just the way he played the game, he played the right way, was not a selfish player, and was always willing to give the ball up and he could also score it. One of those guys who had a huge impact internationally for guys like me, Joel and so many others.”

Embiid also had the chance to share in a Dirk moment prior to the game when the two were interviewed together.

“When I started playing [basketball] back in 2011, one of my coaches gave a tape of all the great big men and [Dirk] was part of it. I remember the only move I used to do, I would catch the ball on the block, dribble, spin, and then his fadeaway off of one leg. I used to do it all the time. That’s when I started getting better and learning the game," Embiid said.

A smiling Nowitzki looks on and says how humbling it is to hear he inspired the next generation of stars.



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