Philadelphia 76ers Rumors
Ben Simmons plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, and wrote “Egg Boy” on the side of his egg-yellow shoe for his team’s winning game against the Charlotte Hornets. Simmons was also praised for writing “Pray for NZ” on the side of his shoes for a game on Saturday (NZ time). 17-year-old Will Connolly, known by most as ‘Egg Boy’, became a cultural icon after he smashed an egg over the head of right-wing Australian Senator Fraser Anning on Saturday.
When asked about hosting Boston tomorrow, Brett Brown tells reporters in Charlotte he just got finished FaceTiming with Joel Embiid. “I can’t wait. We’re excited.”
Boston has won 17 of the last 19 regular-season meetings, the last of which was a 112-109 victory in Philadelphia in February. Embiid believed he’d been fouled by Al Horford in the final minute — the NBA’s Last 2-Minute Report would later agree — and was fined for his public criticism of the officiating that included profanity. He used more profanity the next night when explaining why he was so angry. “It was against Boston again which I (expletive) hate. I’m sorry, which I hate,” Embiid said.
Basketball-Reference: Last night was Joel Embiid’s second game with 40+ points, 15+ rebounds, and 5+ assists. He’s the only player since 1983 to do that more than once in his first 3 NBA seasons pic.twitter.com/yVKWZvKpFk