In addition to being so talented, Embiid is extremely popular with the fans because of his outgoing personality and social media engagement, as well as his rare basketball skill set for a man of his size. “He’s got the public on his side,” said a league source. “It’s a public relations nightmare (for the Sixers).” While the Sixers have declined to comment on an Embiid extension since the free agency period began July 1, managing owner Josh Harris told me June 23 that the organization is “focused on it.”
The crowd chased after Markelle Fultz and swarmed around, people holding thier phones high to capture a photo or video. The No. 1 pick looked around and knew exactly the message he wanted to relay to Sixers’ fans ahead of the upcoming season. “Trust the process,” he said. “That’s all I’ve got to say.”
Isaiah Thomas gave his all to the Boston Celtics the last two seasons, turned himself into an All-Star and a clutch performer in the process, and had nothing to do with the trade that sent him to the Cleveland Cavaliers and brought back Kyrie Irving. So why are a couple of Celtics fans burning their Thomas jerseys?
The Utah Jazz and Vivint Smart Home Arena announced today an agreement with Ticketmaster, the global market leader in ticketing, to become the new ticketing provider for Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz and a premier sports and entertainment venue in the Intermountain West located in downtown Salt Lake City. The sale of Utah Jazz single-game tickets will begin on Monday, Oct. 2 with the Ticketmaster platform through Ticketmaster.com, the new Utah Jazz mobile app, the Ticketmaster mobile app, the Utah Jazz website or by phone at (801) 355-SEAT.
While participating in New York’s Dyckman Basketball Tournament, newly acquired Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell lit up the court. While the game was in Manhattan – not Brooklyn, where he will play next season – he was still welcomed like he was playing at a home court. Like a scene out of a movie or an old NBA Street video game, fans rushed the court before Russell took a game-winner on Wednesday evening. As he hit the shot, he was mobbed with excited spectators thrilled to see him rise to the moment.