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Things get fun between LeBron and Sixers on social media

Things get fun between LeBron and Sixers on social media

All of the speculation regarding LeBron James potentially joining the Sixers in the offseason made Thursday night’s Sixers-Cavaliers matchup particularly intriguing.

How would James act on the court? How would the Sixers react to a guy they likely want to team up with next season?

Apparently, things are all good. Very good in fact.

Joel Embiid shared a few laughs with James during the Sixers’ 108-97 win and players on both sides showed genuine respect for each other despite the contest coming down to the wire (see observations). Well, until that little incident between Dario Saric and Jordan Clarkson in the final seconds (Saric later apologized).

Those good vibes extended to social media after the final buzzer.

Embiid got things started with a picture and a particularly interesting hashtag.

Although the big man later tried to walk back his intentions a little bit on Twitter.

“King James” got in on the lovefest with a touching Instagram post about his protege Ben Simmons.

Simmons was clearly touched and responded to James.

“Appreciate what you’ve done for the game, nothing but respect for you bro,” Simmons commented.

We’re not sure if this has anything to do with James possibly coming to Philadelphia or the players are all just having some fun at our expense. Either way, it’s fun to talk about.

Fan injured by Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during game

Fan injured by Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during game

This is taking food delivery a bit too far.

A woman suffered facial injuries when the Phillie Phanatic fired a hot dog into the crowd with his cannon during Monday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park.

“And then the next thing I know he shot it in our direction, and bam! It hit me like a ton of bricks. My glasses flew,” Kathy McVay, a Plymouth Meeting resident, originally told 6 ABC’s Sarah Bloomquist about the incident.

McVay said she went to a hospital and underwent a CAT scan to make sure that she didn't suffer a concussion.

“I have a small hematoma in my eye,” McVay said. “And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better. It's going to go down the side of my face.”

Per the report, the Phillies did reach out to McVay to apologize and “the Phanatic feels terrible about what happened” (although we’re not exactly sure how he explained that sentiment).

To her credit, McVay understands the ridiculous nature of her injury and is taking it all in stride.

"When I tell my brothers, they started laughing," she said to NBC10. "It's funny, it's a story I can tell people. My only thing is just to warn people just to be careful. Because you would think you'd get hit by a baseball instead of a flying hot dog."

Now that the public knows she’s OK, McVay can bank on people getting a decent laugh out of this one.

Rocky and Adonis return to Philadelphia in new Creed II trailer

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Rocky and Adonis return to Philadelphia in new Creed II trailer

The latest chapter in the Rocky Balboa saga is coming to theatres this Thanksgiving and the trailer for it dropped this morning.

Creed II picks up with Michael B. Jordan reprising his role as Apollo Creed's son, Adonis, coming to grips with fighting someone with the last name Drago — clearly a flashback to his father getting killed in the ring at the hands of Russian Ivan Drago.

Sly Stallone returns as the old and wise Rocky Balboa, dropping knowledge bombs instead of left hooks.

At least part of the movie takes place in Philadelphia, with a skyline shot showing up in the trailer. The first Creed movie had plenty of Philly flavor, so we're hoping we'll get a bit more in the sequel.