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76ers' Sunday Morning Shootaround: Gotta Go To Mo's

In this edition of the Sunday Morning Shootaround, we ride along with Michael Carter-Williams as he takes a trip to Modell's, look back at a 17-year-old Thaddeus Young, and show some love to our favorite sideline reporter.

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How do you know you've made it? When cameras from NBA Entertainment follow you around as you sign autographs at a local Modell's.

In all seriousness, this team is much more enjoyable to watch when Michael Carter-Williams is on the court. We still don't have any idea if he's a franchise point guard, but he's a much better player than some of us predicted he'd be at the start of the season. Sometimes, it's good to be wrong.


This picture was taken nearly eight years ago, yet both Thaddeus Young and Kevin Durant LOOK ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME (except neither of them would be caught dead in Reebok sneakers these days).

Not surprisingly, Kevin Durant was named the co-MVP of the game (25 points, five rebounds, four assists in 18 minutes), and was joined on the West team by a certain Sixer who hails from Seattle. Young's East teammates included former Georgia Tech teammate Javaris Crittenton (who always manages to bring a gun to a gunfight) and one-time Villanova star Scottie Reynolds. In fact, Young has had the best NBA career of anyone on the East team. And who says Billy King is bad at drafting talent?


You weren't getting this from Daniel Orton.


Let's ignore the fact that there's such a large block of lower-level tickets available in a single section for a moment... this is actually a pretty decent contest to win.

The game itself will probably suck (especially since it's the front end of a back-to-back for both teams who have to travel the next day), and the CSN swag bag can't be anything special (Michael Barkann autographed headshots, leftover "Great Sports Debate" T-shirts), but the chalk talk with Zumoff should be cool. Who knows... Molly Sullivan may even show up.

In unrelated news, Jake Pavorsky just entered the contest 237 times.

Speaking of Molly Sullivan...


The great soman319 asked to man the Liberty Ballers Twitter handle one night, and since none of us felt like tweeting that day we graciously decided to hand over the keys to the car.

The end result? A personal shout-out from the Sixers' sideline reporter. No... I'm not crying: It's just raining on my face.


1) The next 76ers' victory will come against _________?

2) Which two teams will meet in the Super Bowl?

3) The greatest Bull of all time is ________?

4) What did you have for dinner last night?


A bunch of Brandon Davies's friends (presumably) flew out from Utah to support our favorite backup big man.

Sadly, it appears that they chose the wrong game to attend. Davies's entire offensive output came during an impressive one-second stretch in the first quarter:

03:09 - Davies Jump Shot: Missed
03:09 - Davies Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)
03:09 - Davies Layup Shot: Missed

For those of you how don't know how we feel about Davies here at Liberty Ballers, let's just say that we'd prefer to have the kid below as the first big off of the bench:

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