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76ers' Sunday Morning Shootaround: Summer League Champions

In the edition of the Sunday Morning Shootaround, we celebrate the Sixers' NBA championship, take a dip in a Las Vegas pool, and marvel at the recruiting skills of one Joel-Hans Embiid.

The Philadelphia 76ers just won the summer league version of the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Rejoice.
The Philadelphia 76ers just won the summer league version of the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Rejoice.
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Literally 1/3 of the Liberty Ballers staff is in Las Vegas right now gushing over the NBA debut of Sean Kilpatrick. But while young Jake Pavorsky is frantically calculating Jordan McRae's PER, the charming L.L. Pavorsky is spending his afternoons sitting poolside at the Encore after grueling mornings of playing golf on championship-level courses. Only one of the Pavorskys is doing Vegas right.

Due to the way my bank account is set up, the Encore is a bit out of my price range. However, from what I've read, it appears to be a charming little boutique hotel.

Vegas Pro Tip No. 1: NEVER go to Vegas in July or August unless you absolutely have to.
Vegas Pro Tip No. 2: NEVER stand in direct sunlight - it gets hot in the desert.


As of this tweet, Kyle Neubeck will no longer be writing for Liberty Ballers. LeBron Kyle is a fantastic leader, athlete, teammate and person, and we are all sorry to see him go. We wish him well in his future endeavors.



(* NOTE: These are not the best - merely the first ones I was able to come up with at 7:00 on a Sunday morning.)

Andre 3000, "International Players Anthem"
Busta Rhymes, "Scenario"
Canibus, "4, 3, 2, 1"
Cappadonna, "Winter Warz"
Common, "The Bizness"
Drake, "Stay Schemin'"
Eminem, "Renegade"
Kanye West, "Run This Town"
Lil' Kim, "Quiet Storm"
Method Man, "The What"
Nature, "Banned from TV"
Notorious B.I.G., "Brooklyn's Finest"
Notorious B.I.G., "Victory"
Pusha T, "So Appalled"
Pusha T, "New God Flow"
Snoop Dogg, "Nothin' But A G Thang"
UGK, "Big Pimpin'"


Just look at the help defender on this play. LOOK. AT. THE. HELP. DEFENDER.

In case you're wondering, while the move Wroten pulled is called the "Shammgod" (named after former Providence standout God Shammgod), it was actually invented some three decades ago. Don't say we never taught you anything here at LB.


False. The guys at LA Fitness had better jump shots.


This has nothing to do with the 76ers - this is strictly here for your enjoyment.


Joel Embiid: NBA center/part-time recruiter/soothsayer.


1) John Calipari
2) Whoever convinced Dante Exum to go to the Australian Institute of Sport
3) Rick Fox ("He Got Game")
4) Nick Nolte ("Blue Chips")
5) Mike Krzyzewski
6) Pat Riley
7) Bill Self
8) Sean Miller
9) Bill Donovan
10) Joel Embiid
312) Derrick Rose


He obviously hasn't seen the last couple of seasons of either of these shows. For the record, the answer to this question should always be "The Wire" unless you don't have HBO, at which point "Arrested Development" is an acceptable response.


The Sixers won these on Friday. TANK THIS.

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