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76ers' Sunday Morning Shootaround: Green Light Special

In this edition of the Sunday Morning Shootaround, a former Sixer gets tabbed for a Congressional seat, Brett Brown gives everyone the green light, and Scott O'Neil spends his days listening to Wale and Fabolous.

This is Tony Wroten's world and we're all just living in it.
This is Tony Wroten's world and we're all just living in it.
John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Not sure why NBC Philadelphia saw fit to publicize my private ballot, but I guess that's the price we have to pay for democracy...

Apparently, I wasn't the only one: TWO people from Camden County thought that Allen Iverson was an ideal candidate for a Congressional appointment (I had no idea Mike Baumann was still registered to vote in NJ, either). There were some other interesting names as well:

- Oprah Winfrey
- Coffee
- Hillary Clinton
- Santa
- Me
- Jesus / Jesus Christ / God (pretty sure He has more important things to do)
- Mickey Mouse
- Princess Peach
- MasterChief
- F U Norcross (I don't think that's a real person)
- Flapjacks A. Lobster


Brett Brown might want to revisit this post-haste: 6 games in, and SEVEN players are already averaging 2+ three-point attempts per contest, and the team's Offensive Rating is last in the NBA. But the news isn't all bad: K.J. McDaniels (7-for-15) has been keeping defenses honest, and Tony Wroten - Tony Wroten! - has emerged as a competent shooter. But the green light has also led Christapher Johnson to pull the trigger 24 times, and that's 24 times too many.


Pretty sure I've watched this clip as many times as Spike Eskin has posted a picture of Kermit the Frog drinking tea.


Before his first game back on the bench, Joel Embiid blessed his teammates (and Vine) with a Shmoney Dance. The 2014-15 Philadelphia 76ers: The most lovable 0-6 team in American sports history.


I can't explain it, but I love pieces like this. Not only is the photography/layout appealing, but it's cool to get a behind-the-scenes look at the people involved in the day-to-day operations of a sports team. I learned a couple of things while reading this article:

1) Working for the Sixers looks like it might be fun. However, at 35, I'd probably be one of the oldest people on the staff. Which wouldn't make it all that different from writing for Liberty Ballers.

2) From what I can tell, they hire a lot of their employees fresh out of school. Kids: Internships are very important - get on that.

Anyway, there were a few bits that stood out:

Tony Wroten, 21, NBA point guard

Do you have different shoes for home and away? Nah, it just depends. I'm very superstitious so if we win that game, I'll wear the same shoe. But if not, I definitely change it up.

Tony Wroten has 82 different pairs of shoes?

Scott O'Neil, 44, CEO

Favorite artist/band you're listening to? Pandora's hip-hop BBQ station.

I fired it up, and the first song that came on was Wale's "Bad." Tell me that you can't picture O'Neil listening to this in his office while taking aim at a Larry Brown dartboard.

Carrie Kmetzo, 28, Director of Group Sales

Favorite artist/band you're listening to? Justin Timberlake. I'm a recovering boy band addict, so I love listening to "The 20/20 Experience."

Hold up... a 28-year-old director who loves Justin Timberlake and is sensible enough to shop at H&M? Carrie: Do me a favor and follow Tanner Steidel (@tsteidel) on Twitter. He wants to slide into your DMs and ask you a question. Hope you like Ja Rule.

Paul Beckles, 27, Manager - Sixers Camps

Favorite part of your job? Being able to help kids develop their basketball skills. I'm a big kid at heart.

So HE'S the one we have to thank for Brandon Davies's emergence this season?

Ted Glick, 22, Sales Associate

How do you approach your style for work versus style for everyday life? I wear riskier patterns and colors outside of the office. I'm a huge fan of polka dots.

Hello, Kwame The Boy Genius - it's nice to meet you.


Liberty Ballers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the person (or persons) who hacked Derek Bodner's Twitter account.

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