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Mo’ne Davis takes Kevin Hart to school
Little league World Series pitcher Mo’ne Davis has never hid the fact that while she loves playing baseball with the Taney Dragons, basketball is her game of choice. Already a member of the varsity squad for her high school, Davis showed everyone just how good she is when she took part in the All-Star Celebrity Game during the NBA All-Star weekend.
Davis finished with four points, when you consider she was playing against people twice her age, isn’t that bad. But more importantly, she humiliated fellow Philadelphian Kevin Hart with a spin move and layup that has to be seen to be believed.
Davis has said that her eventual goal is to play in the WNBA someday. It looks like she is well on her way.
Noel and Covington take part in Rising Stars Challenge
Speaking of the All-Star Game, both Nerlens Noel and Robert Covington played in the USA vs the World Rising Stars Challenge on Friday. The World squad ended up with a 121-112 victory behind Canadian Andrew Wiggins who finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Victor Oladipo and Zach LaVine led the US team with 22 points a piece.
As for Noel and Covington, both had an off night, with Noel only good for four points and four rebounds in his 17 minutes while Covington, who has been red hot from beyond the arc as of late, finished with only two points and three rebounds.
Michael Carter-Williams, who had to sit out the Rising Stars Challenge due to injury, watched the game from the bench after being introduced with the rest of the team.
As everyone knows, while the Sixers have been showing progress and clear signs that the Hinkie Plan is working, the New York Knicks are headed in the opposite direction. At 10-43, they have the worst record in the NBA and it’s not going to get better with Carmelo Anthony saying he plans to “shut it down” after the All-Star break.
So you have to feel for for lifelong Knicks fan Irving Bierman and the frustration he’s feeling. In fact, Bierman got so mad, he emailed Knicks owner James Dolan to call him out on the decisions he has made since taking over the team in 1999.
In response, Dolan eamiled the following to Bierman
“Why would anybody write such a hateful letter. I am.just guessing but ill bet your life is a mess and you are a hateful mess,” Dolan wrote. “What have you done that anyone would consider positive or nice. I am betting nothing. In fact ill bet you are negative force in everyone who comes in contact with you. You most likely have made your family miserable. Alcoholic maybe. I just celebrated my 21 year anniversary of sobriety. You should try it. Maybe it will help you become a person that folks would like to have around. In the mean while start rooting for the Nets because the Knicks dont want you. Respectfully James Dolan.”
Damn. That’s harsh. I can honestly say I could never see Josh Harris saying something like that to even his harshest critics. And there have been several.
Just goes to show why the Pope and the Democratic National Convention are coming to Philly.
And in honor of our new mascot, I give you the Sixers Dancers with a bit of Franklin too.
See you next Sunday.