Sixers' Joel Embiid to UFC heavyweight: 'I'd kick his a**'
Jan 21, 2018, 00:30
On the same night that Kyrie Irving was named an Eastern Conference starter for the 2018 All-Star Game, the Boston Celtics got a cold, hard taste of reality of what it's like to play a game without their transcendent leader on the floor. Of course four years ago, Embiid became a fan favorite for his use of social media. On the season, he's averaging 13.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 1.4 3-pointers per game.
The starters were announced on TNT an hour before tipoff of the Sixers' nationally televised game against the Celtics.
The players and media both had Simmons as their sixth choice, something the coaches will likely take into account when finalising the rosters next Tuesday.
"First off, I just had to make sure some of the major parts of my shoulder just weren't damaged", said Irving who added, "And then at this point it's just a strength program and doing what's best with that". Those numbers get doubled - fan voting counts as 50 percent - and added to the media and player ranking, gave the National Basketball Association their rankings for who will start the game.
In true Embiid fashion, he trusts the process, but doesn't want anything to do with someone who doubted him. "I thought it was best just to get a few tests and make sure everything's alright so, everything's cool". But I had to give it to Covington for basically being M.I.A. on the offensive end.
Embiid scored 10 in the third quarter and McConnell had nine points in the period, helping the Sixers pull away.
CAVALIERS 104, MAGIC 103: Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and Cleveland came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead at home. He hit some big time shots when the Celtics were trying to claw their way back into this game in the second half. The next year, Embiid tweeted that he was rejected by a famous girl.
Former Columbia Fireflies outfielder and 2007 Heisman Trophy victor Tim Tebow is headed back to Spring Training. It will be his second trip through spring training but his first as an invited guest from the get-go.
Cindy is working to get him back to the United States, but she said it could be 18 months before he even gets a hearing. The family, including daughter Soleil and son Jorge Jr. have been forced into therapy over the loss of their father.
Importantly, beside Gargol's body lay a belt - evidence that would later be the incriminating evidence that would crack the case. Gargol's father told the court how angry and sad he was about how short his daughter's life was. "Where are you?" she wrote.
Last season he netted 40 goals in all competitions and this season, so far he has scored 21 goals in 23 outings. Aubameyang, one of Europe's most renowned goal threats, has been linked to a potential move to North London.
However, on this occasion, Kim won't have any such worries and she's determined to take a proactive approach from the outset. Along with their security team, Kim and Kanye have made plans to keep intruders out.
Others welcomed the piece for spurring a debate over deeper cultural attitudes that normalize aggressive behavior toward women. You ignored clear non-verbal clues; you kept going with advances. "I'm so sad to hear this", Ansari replied at the time.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders continues to slice 'em and dice 'em - fake news stories, that is. Trump would not say whether he has ever spoken to Kim, whom he has mocked as "Little Rocket Man".
Apple to pay $38bn on overseas money pile
As part of its five-year investment plan, Apple said it will build another headquarters and hire some 20,000 people. The company also said they expected to pay about $ 38 billion for its one-time repatriation of cash back to the U.S.
Syrian army vows to eject USA troops
However, he shares Giraldi's view that the USA leadership wouldn't support the creation of an independent Kurdish entity in Syria. He said that Turkey may expand its operations after Afrin has been cleared. "Some people misspoke.
Snow warning for part of West Sussex
Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations. Ms Maxey said snow showers on Wednesday into Thursday could be heavy and persistent.
Israel destroys Hamas cross-border tunnel: army
Hamas initially said a typical smuggling tunnel was destroyed, but had no immediate response to the Israeli announcement. He said Israeli jets struck part of the tunnel and a new set of sophisticated "tools" destroyed the rest.