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Why Shayne Gostisbehere had to delete his Twitter app

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Why Shayne Gostisbehere had to delete his Twitter app

Shayne Gostisbehere on Wednesday penned a beautifully-written piece on The Players' Tribune crediting his sister, Felicia Gostisbehere, for pushing him to be an NHL player.

Gostisbehere also touched on his love of the Florida Panthers growing up, how Pavel Bure inspired him as a kid and how hockey in Florida was never the same after Bure left. He wrote about being drafted by the Flyers, falling in love with Philly fans, the rookie season that captured the city and the three overtime game-winners in his first NHL season.

"My exact reaction was, What the f*** is happening right now?" Gostisbehere wrote of when he saw an electronic billboard Walt Whitman Bridge.

As jaw-dropping as his rookie season was, his sophomore campaign with the Flyers was a fall back to earth. Gostisbehere underwent hip surgery and faced adversity throughout, including three healthy scratches.

"I know people made a lot of me being a healthy scratch last year," Gostisbehere wrote. "It was tough to deal with, yes, but I understood it."

Gostisbehere wrote he's happy he went through the up-and-down season in 2016-17. He feels it made him a better hockey player, but there was one thing he did away with: one of the applications you're probably reading this on.

I won’t lie, though. I had to delete Twitter off my phone. During my rookie season, I loved scrolling through my mentions and interacting with fans, but when it wasn’t going well it was hard. You can only read “you’re a one-hit wonder” so many times before you go crazy.

Don't worry, Gostisbehere is still on Twitter. You can follow him @s_ghost14. Last week, he also created The GhostBear Foundation, an organization that "supports ill and disabled children, as well as at-risk or endangered animals."

To read Gostisbehere's full piece, click here. It's well worth the time.

Joel Embiid takes shot at Aron Baynes on Twitter

Joel Embiid takes shot at Aron Baynes on Twitter

With the Sixers eliminated, Joel Embiid was asked at his end-of-the-season press conference if he had a prediction for which remaining team would win the NBA championship.

His response was short and simple.

"Nah," he said, "I don't care."

However, Embiid looks like he's still keeping some tabs on the NBA postseason.

And, watching from afar, he's apparently not too impressed with Aron Baynes.

If you recall, during the Eastern Conference semifinals series in which the Sixers fell to the Celtics in five games, Embiid and Baynes had their moments.

Lots of physicality. A few minor scuffles. And this monster dunk by Embiid.

That's probably what the Sixers' big man was referring to when he tweeted Monday night during Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Celtics series.

Could this play have prompted the tweet?

Baynes probably isn't focused on Embiid or Twitter right now in the heat of the Eastern Conference Finals, but maybe he'll be asked about the tweet during media availability sessions before the series goes to Game 5 Wednesday.

The 31-year-old from New Zealand, a role player not known for tons of offense but with a championship ring, can become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. We'll have to see where he plays next season, but let's hope some matchups with Embiid are in the near future.

Eagles teammates expose Nelson Agholor's golf swing

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Eagles teammates expose Nelson Agholor's golf swing

Fortunately for Nelson Agholor, he doesn't make a living off his golf swing.

Instead, he gets paid to make plays on the football field, something he did plenty of during a career year last season, helping the Eagles win their first-ever Super Bowl title.

But that didn't prevent his teammates from ribbing him Monday.

Zach Ertz and Wendell Smallwood exposed their buddy by posting videos of Agholor golfing not so well (to put it nicely) on their Instagram stories, which you can watch here.

It clearly looks like Agholor is a beginner at the sport of golf. Give him credit for trying. Known for being one of the hardest workers in the Eagles' locker room, it wouldn't be surprising to see, with time, Agholor develop that golf swing.

But for now, he's going to draw some comparisons to Charles Barkley.