Jimmy Butler is currently on the Miami Heat and so far, the team has been much better than anyone expected. Of course, Butler chose the Heat over the Philadelphia 76ers who are a favorite to win the championship this season. Last season, the Sixers were on pace to win it all but one play sent them packing. That one play was when Kawhi Leonard scored a buzzer-beater in Game 7 the second round. The Raptors ended up winning the title while the 76ers were sent packing.
Now, Butler is speaking out about that defining moment and how it affected his career. As Butler explained, he still thinks about it and how things could have been different had they gone all the way.
“It just goes to show you how fragile life is. Not just basketball. Life,” Butler told The Athletic. “How things can change in an instant, in the snap a finger and it hurts because you think about what could’ve been. What happens if we win that game? Do we win a championship? Am I in Philly? All these ifs. Who knows?”
If Butler were still on the 76ers, they would easily be favorites to win it all this season. Despite this, it seems like both the Heat and Sixers have benefitted from each other’s moves.
In the action-packed film Gemini Man, Will Smith’s character is confronted by a younger, cloned version himself. The premise has gotten fans thinking about what they would tell, or ask, their younger selves, and on the red carpet premiere Gemini Man, Fox Chicago reporter Jake Hamilton wanted to know what question the actor would have for 20-something-year-old Will Smith.
“Oooh,” Will said as he thought about his answer. “Probably Wild Wild West,” he said as the movie set he would go back and visit. “I’d go back to the Wild Wild West set] and I would say, ‘Asshole, why didn’t you do The Matrix?” He then laughed at his own joke, but for those that didn’t know, back in 1999, Will was approached by the Wachowskis, who only had one film to their name at the time, to star as Neo. The actor wasn’t too impressed with the Wachowski’s pitch, so he opted to film Wild Wild West over The Matrix.
“It turns out they are geniuses,” Will stated earlier this year when he talked about turning down the epic role. “Keanu was perfect, Laurence Fishburne was perfect,” he added. “So I probably would have messed The Matrix up. I would have ruined it, so I did y’all a favor.”
It’s been a rocky start to the season for the Philadelphia Eagles as they have lost two games in a row and sit at a record 1-2. The team isn’t getting what they expected out star quarterback Carson Wentz, all while some the pieces around him have faltered as well. One the players who has struggled the most so far is wide receiver Nelson Agholor who has been having a case the butterfingers this season. Fans are starting to get annoyed with these dropped passes and that anger manifested itself in a hilarious way Monday morning.
A Philly man by the name Hakim Law was walking down the street in the early morning when he saw a building on fire. Law says he went over to help and at one point, he detailed how he was being thrown babies out the building, which he promptly caught. During his explanation the dramatic scene, Law made sure to get in a dig at Agholor.
“My man just started throwing babies out and we was catching them, unlike Agholor and all his mishaps,” Law said.
Needless to say, it’s clear Eagles fans are upset this season and are willing to voice their displeasure even when it’s a matter life and death. You have to respect it.
It’s no secret that the NFC East is one the most competitive and coveted divisions in all football. Every single team, the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles all have championships which means there is a lot history there. One the biggest rivalries in the division went down on Sunday as the Cowboys defeated the Giants by a score 37-15.
In a clip posted to Twitter, it appears as though Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper decided to throw shots at the Eagles in the middle their game. At one point, Prescott connected with Cooper for a touchdown pass which led Prescott to ask “hey, was that easier than Philly?”
This particular exchange is significant because it comes a season after Prescott and Cooper lit up the Eagles, combining for three touchdown and 217 yards. It’s clear Prescott and Cooper have a ton chemistry and that Eagles thrashing is still very much on their minds. The fact they would reference it during a game against the Giants just speaks to their competitive nature.
Both the Eagles and Cowboys are favored to win the NFC East so it will be interesting to see how their rivalry plays out this season. These squads always make for some interesting matchups.
Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez have been disagreeing for some time when it comes to the custody their daughter. Things started when Stevie accused Joseline keeping their daughter away from him forcing him to file for full custody claiming he was concerned for his daughter’s wellbeing. A few weeks later after Stevie got a court order to visit his daughter in Miami, Joseline still kept him away from her leading to her arrest and little Bonnie Bella put in the custody her father.
Joseline clapped back and requested her daughter be returned home immediately but by the looks the duo’s latest shares on Instagram, they’ve finally come to an understanding when it comes to their daughter. As per a post shared by Stevie, you can see Joseline seated next to her new man with Stevie, friends and their daughter all at one restaurant table.
In another image, Joseline and her new man pose with Stevie and his wife Faith Evans as well as their daughter. “Amazing show tonight #FaithEvans #StevieJ #goodvibes #philly,” she captioned the image.
Clearly, the exes have reached an agreement that will benefit them when it comes to time spent with their daughter and that’s only good news for Bonnie Bella.
A “director’s cut” edition Solange’s hauntingly beautiful, visual album When I Get Home is set to hit art museums and theaters across the States as next week. This edition will take the form an extended version the short film, which was released back in March alongside her album. It’s set to preview “new scenes and musical arrangements”; and boasts a runtime 41 minutes – just 8 minutes longer than its original release.
The elongated When I Get Home, “director’s cut” is set to hit streaming services on August 5th, following after a month-long run in theatres and museums, premiering on July 7th at Houston, Texas’ Museum Fine Art. The screenings are set to take place in Houston, New York, Cincinnati, LA, Paris, New Orleans, Boston, Miami, London, and Philly, amongst others. In a statement about her film, the ever-eloquent Solange said “when I was younger I would fear what the people called the Holy Spirit and what it would do to the men and women around me. I never wanted it to catch me, and was terrified on how it might transform me if it did! Much this film is a surrendering to that fear. After a really tough health year and the loss the body that I once knew, the film is an invitation for that same spirit to manifest through me and the work I want to continue to create.”
Philadelphia 76ers All Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler is one several superstars set to become a free agent this summer – and he knows he’s in line for a massive pay day. Butler stands to make much more money if he resigns with the Sixers on a five-year deal, but he won’t be hurting for cash either way.
“Technically I think, knock on wood, I will get a max contract anywhere I choose to go,” Butler said, per Marc Narducci The Inquirer. “So if you are talking a four-year, five-year, that is more than enough money anyway. I think I still have more than enough money now from my first deal.”
Butler will be eligible to sign a five-year $188 million max deal if he returns to the Sixers. If he signs elsewhere, the most he could make his $141 million over four years.
In regards to his impending free agency, Butler recently told reporters, “I haven’t thought about (free agency) too much…You always want to be able to win. I think that’s key for sure. You’re looking at coaches. You’re looking at the city. There’s a lot that goes in to it.”
Butler, who turns 30 in September, averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.8 steals in his 55 regular season games with Philadelphia this season.
Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers were court side for Game 5 in Milwaukee last night, as their Bucks crushed the Boston Celtics to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The sports power couple have been a fixture at Bucks games during their post-season run, and fans have surely taken notice.
During Wednesday night’s TNT broadcast, cameras panned to the court side celebs just in time to catch an opportunistic fan shooting his shot at Rodgers’ girl. The fan, who was seated behind Patrick and Rodgers, served the NASCAR star a drink and refused to take her money for it making for a pretty awkward moment. He even threw in a drink for Patrick’s friend – but nothing for the Packers QB.
Everything else was smooth sailing for Bucks fans last night, as Milwaukee coasted to a 116-91 victory behind another stellar performance by MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak finished with a game-high 39 points to go along with 16 rebounds and four assists in the elimination game.
The Bucks and their fans will now await the winner the Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers series, which Toronto currently leads 3-2. Game 6 that series, taking place in Philly, is scheduled to tipf at 8pm ET tonight, airing on ESPN.
Prior to Tuesday night’s pivotal Game 5 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors, New Balance will be releasing a limited edition “2-Way” sneaker pack designed by Kawhi Leonard.
New Balance revealed teaser images the special edition drop last night, showcasing a blue, black and gold OMN1S along with a premium 997 Sport built on a black and gold colorway. The Kawhi Leonard x New Balance “2-Way” Pack is set to drop tonight at 7pm ET.
Kawhi and the Raptors enter tonight’s game tied 2-2 with the Sixers, coming f a 101-96 victory in Philly on Sunday. Leonard has been on an absolute tear in the second-round, averaging 38 points per game in the four games thus far.
Tonight’s Game 5 in Toronto, airing on TNT, is set to tipf at 8:00pm ET.
Take a closer look at some more teaser images the Kawhi x New Balance “2-Way” Pack in the IG post embedded below, and be ready for the drop at 7pm ET.
Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jimmy Butler and Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley won’t be suspended for their roles in the fight that took place during Game 4 in Brooklyn on Saturday. However, Butler and Dudley have been issued fines – Dudley was fined $25,000, while Butler received a $15,000 fine.
The incident occurred roughly halfway through the third quarter the Sixers’ 112-108 victory over the Nets on Saturday. Dudley and Butler were both ejected, while Joel Embiid was hit with a Flagrant 1.
According to Tom Moore the Bucks County Courier Times, Embiid says he’ll be paying Butler’s fine.
“I’m going to pay the fine,” Embiid said after Saturday’s game, per Tom Moore.
Embiid also shared his thoughts about Jared Dudley after the Sixers secured a 3-1 series lead.
“First all, he’s a nobody,” Embiid told TNT Dudley. “And when opponents try to do stuff like that, that’s just to get us out the game. Especially, I’m too valuable for my team. That’s why I didn’t react. I did not do anything and I did not think that was a flagrant foul because I played the ball, too. But in that type situation I just got to stay composed and be mature.”
Game 5, taking place at Wells Fargo Center, is scheduled to tipf at 8:00pm ET on Tuesday night.
Kris Humphries is now a retired basketball participant who might or is probably not extra acknowledged for his relationship with Kim Kardashian than his expertise on the court docket. Kris and Kim started courting in 2010 and obtained engaged in May 2011. Their marriage lasted a complete 72 days and Kim filed for divorce on October 21st.
Kris has now opened as much as The Player’s Tribune, writing an open letter on his profession and his relationship with Kim. “Look, I ought to have recognized what I used to be entering into,” he wrote. “I used to be positively naive about how a lot my life was going to alter. But the one factor that actually bothers me is every time individuals say that my marriage was pretend.”
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Kris defined that whereas the world he entered is not completely actual, he and Kim’s “relationship was 100% actual.” When the connection began to show, he mentioned “it sucked” and having to take care of that along with his family and friends was embarrassing. “But when it performs out so publicly, in entrance the world, it’s an entire different degree. It was brutal,” he added.
“I keep in mind having this second once I was getting booed so laborious in Philly, and I believed to myself, “Why precisely are they booing me, although? Is it simply because I’m That Guy from TV? Do they suppose I used to be attempting to be well-known? Is it as a result of they suppose I disrespected the sport basketball?”
He added: “The final one killed me, as a result of all I’ve ever needed to be recognized for was basketball.”
Bryce Harper was one the largest free brokers in the marketplace this season and for good cause. While he could not have the most effective stats within the league, he had a famous person character that draws a ton eyeballs to the game. It solely is smart staff just like the Philadelphia Phillies would need to signal him to an enormous 13-year contract. The staff is at the moment in Spring Training proper now and earlier than right this moment, Harper hadn’t hit a house run with the staff. That all modified this afternoon although when Harper stepped as much as the plate within the staff’s matchup in opposition to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Going up in opposition to pitcher Sam Gaviglio, Harper blasted the ball over the appropriate area wall to attain his first ever house run as Philly. Unfortunately for Harper, the house run will not rely in the direction of his stats because it’s nonetheless preseason, though the dinger will certainly assist his confidence because the season approaches.
The Phillies are set to make their season debut on March 28th at Citizens Bank Park in opposition to the Atlanta Braves. It will probably be fascinating to see how Harper performs and whether or not or not he can assist the staff win a World Series.
Boston Celtics All Star level guard Kyrie Irving reportedly plans to overlook a pair video games down the ultimate stretch the common season, to make sure that he’s as properly rested as attainable for the NBA playfs.
The Celtics (43-28) are presently seeded fifth within the Eastern Conference, only a half recreation again the Indiana Pacers, and three again the third seed Philadelphia 76ers. However, Irving is not too involved with the place the Celtics fall within the common season standings, in accordance with Mark Murphy the Boston Herald.
Boston will tackle the Sixers in Philadelphia tonight with a chance to comb the season collection. Additionally, the Celtics (Three-Zero in opposition to Philly to this point this season) can clinch a playf spot with a victory and an Orlando Magic loss.
Irving, who’s averaging 23.7 factors, 7.1 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per recreation, is anticipated to be within the lineup. Gordon Hayward, nevertheless, has already been dominated out. Hayward remains to be within the NBA’s concussion protocol after he collided with Atlanta Hawks huge man John Collins over the weekend.
Celtics vs Sixers, airing on ESPN, is scheduled to tip f at 7pm ET tonight.
After being chosen first total by the Philadelphia 76ers, there have been some fairly excessive expectations bestowed upon Markelle Fultz. Sharing the court docket with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, many thought Fultz might be the piece that might assist propel the 76ers to an NBA Finals look. Fultz wasn’t capable of meet these expectations whereas in Philly as a shoulder harm saved him out the lineup for almost all his time there. At the commerce deadline this yr, Fultz was traded f to the Orlando Magic which he was grateful for on the time, saying he was glad to get a recent begin someplace else.
Since being traded, Fultz has continued to rehab his shoulder and in keeping with head coach Steve Clifford, Fultz will probably be sitting out the remainder the season to verify he is wholesome for subsequent yr.
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“Fultz is] nonetheless rehabbing his shoulder and he’s not even capable of actually do a lot on the ground but. It’s a fairly important shoulder harm,” Clifford defined to SiriusXM NBA Radio. “I’d say he’s beginning to perform a little bit, however it will be very tough for him to get again this yr.”
The Magic are presently combating for one the ultimate playf spots within the East as they’re ranked 10th within the Conference with a document 30-36.
Last week, Bryce Harper signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. It was an enormous contract that lastly spelled the top the Bryce Harper sweepstakes that had plagued a lot the MLB fseason. While Harper hasn’t even performed a sport but with the crew, he’s already occupied with the long run the franchise. Harper will likely be 39 when his contract expires and it is clear that he needs to take advantage of it. While speaking to the media, he hinted at recruiting Mike Trout, who is taken into account one of the best participant in baseball. Trout turns into a free agent in 2020.
“I believe baseball’s value about 11-and-a-half billion . I believe some it ought to return to the gamers, as effectively,” Harper mentioned in accordance with Sports Illustrated. “I am making like $26 million] a 12 months or one thing like that, so I believe that is going to have the ability to deliver another guys in as effectively to have the ability to assist this group win. I do know there’s one other man in about two years that comes up f the books, so we’ll see what occurs with him.”
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The famous person doubled-down by calling Trout out by title and ensuring that individuals know that Philadelphia is a good place to play.
“I can actually put that religion in myself having the ability to say we are the Philadelphia Phillies and we wish everybody who needs to come back to Philly,” Harper defined. “If you do not assume I am gonna name Mike Trout to come back to Philly in 2020, you are loopy.”
Trout is presently enjoying for the Los Angeles Angels, though he has acknowledged that if he have been to play for another franchise, it might be Philadelphia.