We’re one day away from a pivotal 2019 NBA Draft, one day away from the 76ers filling in several areas of needs with young collegiate players, and one day away from seeing which draft pick will fall victim to the strangest curse in all of professional sports….the curse of the 76ers 1st round draft pick.
The 76ers took a massive poutine shit in the Great White North in front of a national audience, and in turn gave the rest of the NBA step-by-step instructions on how to dismantle their entire game.
Despite putrid shooting in the first half, the clearly superior Toronto Raptors rallied to defeat the Sixers by double digits after completely negating two of their three best players through the night. Jimmy Butler kept the Sixers in it with 38 points, but when Ben Simmons is doing his best impersonation of the Invisible Man for 99% of the game and Joel Embiid is getting dominating by Jonas Valanciunas, it’s not going to end well.
And end well it did not.
Joel Embiid took to the courts of Philadelphia over the weekend on a whim and decided to slaughter all of the goofy white guys who dared get in his way. The videos, captured in all of their ball-busting glory on Twitter, are fabulous.
Take a look and cower as Embiid viciously dunks on any hipster that dares get in his way:
So good. I could watch them all day long.
Glad you got it out of your system, Joel, because Lou Brown has some sage words of advice for you after the jump:
Jesus Christ. All I can think about watching these clips is Joel dunking on some loser, coming down from the rim and landing on someone’s foot and tearing every single ligament in his knee.
For anyone playing basketball in South Philly where Joel has been known to show up, if you see the big man strolling over to the court to play you should be courteous, let him into your game, and for the love of god don’t play any defense against him whatsoever. Do you really want to be caught on someone’s iPhone as the guy Joel lands on and misses the next season because he tore his ACL after you gawked at his windmill dunk and didn’t get out of his landing zone?
Because if you do end up as that guy you’re going to be drawn and quartered by the furious Process Trusters in this town for ending the 76ers next season before the summer league.
Get out of his way, let him throw down a dunk, take a selfie, and then thank god that he didn’t get hurt on your court.
I’m breaking out in a cold sweat just thinking about it.
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No. NO. NO NO NO NO NO. You stay away from him, Joel. STAY AWAY FROM HIM ::gets out spray bottle and sprays water on him when he walks over to Lavar Ball::
Embiid, god damnit, you can not become all chummy with anyone in the Ball family. Everyone enjoyed it much, much more when you were lobbing horrendously funny tweets at that melonhead’s futile efforts to keep his sons relevant and in the public eye.
This Instagram post…
Hello, I’m Sarah McLachlan. Right now, the Lakers need you more than ever after what happened last night against 76ers. Your call says, I’m here to help. Please call, right now.
Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid should be locked up after the severe beatings they doled out over 48 minutes. It was so cruel, so brutal, the duo had to flee the state and the premises of their crime before local law enforcement officials could apprehend them.
Please call to put a stop to the violence you can see after the jump.
Oh boy. Oh boy oh boy oh boy. In a press conference today Brett Brown noted that he believes Joel Ebmiid’s minutes in the first game of the season on Wednesday against the Washington Wizards will likely only be “in the teens” … and the panic button has been pressed.
It was surprising news for Embiid, who told reporters he was “bummed” and could likely play upwards of 30 minutes in the opener, but would have to abide by the minutes restriction.
Did anybody really expect him to have no minutes restrictions in the opener? He’s played less than 25 minutes all preseason, but somehow he’d be cleared to play 35-plus in the opener? Uhh…no. No he would not.
But that didn’t stop pretzels from raining down on poor Brett Brown.
And the fans do not like this one bit! AND HERE COME THE PRETZELS! Head Coach Brett Brown now on the field, pleading with the fans for some kind of sanity.
And a barrage of pretzels now knocking Brown unconscious. Wow. This…this is a black day for basketball.
I am here and now declaring “AND HERE COME THE PRETZELS!” to be the official statement for any time Philadelphia fans overreact on Twitter.
AND HERE COME THE PRETZELS:
Bryan Colangelo has an obvious tell, and it spells doom for the 76ers. Can you spot it? What’s the key difference between these two pictures?
At first glance, they look similar. Hell, he’s even wearing the same blue blazer and white button-down combination…but look at the collars. The picture on the left is Colangelo from this morning’s media day session where he stammered his way through an “update” on Joel Embiid’s health. Sure, he’s not ready for 5-on-5 yet, but is on track for their “intended goal” to participate in the regular season.
The picture on the right is when he was able to introduce the Sixers #1 overall pick Markelle Fultz to the media.
Now, notice the collars in both pictures….the collar on the right is tickling his jawbone, it’s exuberant, full of life, peacocking its way into the hearts and minds of the fans everywhere.
Look at the collar on the left. Definitely doesn’t come close to his jawbone. It’s wilted, limp, almost sallow. It’s sickly, unconfident, decidedly un-starched.
The conclusion? Colangelo’s collar height and collar vivacity, its “joie de vivre,” if you will, is his tell.
The collar on the right is his good news collar. Coincidence that he wore it while showcasing his greatest triumph as yet with the 76ers by procuring Markelle Fultz? I think not.
The collar on the left is his bad news collar. A vague timetable for Embiid’s return, denial of showcasing Jah for a trade, making excuses for why they’re signing front court has beens….he’s lying and he shows it through his collar height.
He knows something else, he just isn’t saying it verbally. Come clean with us, Bryan, we deserve it. You’re not fooling anyone.
LOOK TO THE COLLAR FOR YOUR ANSWERS.
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