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76ers' Sunday Morning Shootaround: The Iverson Twitter Takeover

In this edition of the Sunday Morning Shootaround, Scott O'Neil announces some very unfortunate plans, we lay out EVERY SINGLE POSSIBILITY for the Sixers come draft night, and Allen Iverson settles the hot dog/sandwich debate.

Derek Bodner may have six years of championship Twitter under his belt, but does he have a banner hanging in the rafters like A.I.?
Derek Bodner may have six years of championship Twitter under his belt, but does he have a banner hanging in the rafters like A.I.?
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Dear Scott:

Since you claim to be a loyal reader of Liberty Ballers, you must know that I'm not afraid to pull any punches when it comes to the team. So let me be blunt: Sleeved basketball jerseys are not just an affront to fashion but they are an abomination to all mankind.

Look... I know the horse has already left the barn on this one, but the people (read: me) need to have their voice heard on this one. Short-sleeved NBA jerseys are hideous, and they don't even sell all that well to boot. There are like a dozen teams going with the sleeved look, and I've never seen a single one of these alternates out in the wild.

The better move would be to design a boss 3rd jersey that somehow incorporates that ballin' Ben Franklin logo (if possible). If you need me in the room to make the final decision on that, have your people call my people. I'll bring the Papa John's.


I don't even remember the context of how this even came into being - all I know is that I've watched it at least a dozen times now.


If figuring out the Sixers' various draft outcomes makes your head bleed, then put down the TI-83 and check out this fantastic piece of work by Bon Taffer. We may or may not blow this up to poster size and bring it to the Liberty Ballers Draft Party. Speaking of which...

May God have mercy on us all.


Joel picks the RKO as his signature finishing move, admits that he's never been to Chipotle, and let's the world know that he gets "whatever he wants" when it comes to the fairer sex. Pretty sure another fine is coming down the pike for JoJo: How is it that he's never been to Chipotle?


This happened, and it was GLORIOUS. A few highlights:

Iverson said that Marcus Banks was the toughest defender that he ever faced. For those of you asking "Who the [redacted] is Marcus Banks?", the former UNLV guard spent eight years in the league after being selected 13th overall in the 2003 NBA Draft. For what it's worth, Banks was the co-defensive player of the year in the Mountain West Conference as a senior, so there's that.


When asked who the greatest Sixer of all-time is, A.I. said that it was the Round Mound of Rebound. There's really no need to lie to Charles like that, Allen. He's not going to throw YOU through a plate glass window.


Music (like all art) is almost entirely subjective, but debates about the "greatest" rappers of all time are both timeless and entertaining.

Personally, I don't have any serious issues with Iverson's selections. B.I.G. and Jay-Z are definite locks, and everyone on his list is a talented performer. Granted, Bubbachuck has a few notable omissions (Nas, Rakim, 2Pac, Kanye, Black Thought, etc.), but if these are his 10 favorite rappers, then... vaya con Dios.

In Friday's weekly wrap-up post on Liberty Ballers, Co-Managing Editor Jake Pavorsky (who enjoys the dulcet tones of Migos when he isn't handing out writing assignments) took umbrage with Iverson's inclusion of Redman on the aforementioned top 10 list. And despite the fact that most of Reggie Noble's best work took place before Jake made his debut on Earth, there's no reason to throw shade on the co-star of one of the greatest films in cinematic history.

Hell... discography aside, Redman's appearance on MTV's "Cribs" is enough to earn him consideration in the top 10. And come on: Does this look like the man who should serve as the arbiter of all things music?



Welp... that settles it.

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