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In this edition of the Sunday Morning Shootaround, Spencer Hawes tries his hand at karaoke, Evan Turner's ATM slip makes the rounds, and we catch up with a former Sixer who is the talk of the town in some place called Bendigo.

Brett Brown tries to put a stop to all of Spencer Hawes's singing. He fails to do so.
Brett Brown tries to put a stop to all of Spencer Hawes's singing. He fails to do so.
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So this happened the other day:

In unrelated news, Michael Levin may or may not scour every karaoke bar in Hollywood when the Sixers play the Los Angeles Lakers on December 29 (Levin and Hawes doing a rendition of Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald's "On My Own" would be priceless, however).

Thumbs down to Hawes, who not only sang Toby Keith's "Shoulda Been A Cowboy", but he hogged the mic and proceeded to do 7 more songs:

God Bless The U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood
Hey Ma - Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana
All My Rowdy Friends - Hank Williams, Jr.
Man In The Box - Alice in Chains
In Bloom - Nirvana
Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
Tupac Back - Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross


Evan Turner dropped a line from Drake's "The Language" alongside a picture of an ATM receipt that shows the Villain in the red to the tune of $48.81.

Turner obviously isn't broke (if he is, he should ask Wu-Tang Financial to manage his assets), but apparently some bloggers/writers made a minor fuss about the photo.

I don't understand what the issue is: Turner's banking situation is probably a lot like mine and Kevin Hart's. Besides, he didn't call out all bloggers, just the lame ones, the squares, the L7s. And there's nothing lame about us here at Liberty Ballers. Our lives are GREAT... after all, what's better than spending both a Friday and Saturday night in the house watching the team you cover get blown out by a total of 47 points?

There's no shade being thrown your way here, Evan. Just do us a favor: Next year, vote for US as the best local blogger. Thanks.


Former Sixer Ivan McFarlin plays for some team called the Bendigo Braves in the Australian Basketball Association. He first signed with the team in 2010, but after spending 2012 playing in China, McFarlin returned to Bendigo for a second go-round in the ABA. And then he made this video:

If you're expecting some sort analysis, we don't have any for you. Check that... here we go: Australia is weird. And be sure to stay for the end of the clip: McFarlin is actually a pretty decent singer (as evidenced by this video of him singing the Star-Spangled Banner).


Michael Preston has no love for Shelvin Mack, it seems. He does, however, have love for Federal Donuts, which we've shouted out in the past here on the blog:

For future reference: Get the Shabazzi wings next time (and every time that you go from now until the end of days). They will change your life.


It has to be a pretty cool feeling to be able to play with a virtual representation of yourself in a sports video game (and not someone you made in Create-A-Player mode). So you can't help but feel good for Tony Wroten these days: In his world, everything is coming up Millhouse. Sixers 2013-14: We Handle Our Problems #ButWeMakeMoreProblemsForOurselvesWithAllThisWinning