Hello, Philadelphia. I hope you're enjoying this downright balmy weather we're having, at least compared to the deep freeze we just clawed back from. Today we're gearing up for the Sixers' big London game and recapping a surprise appearance in the city by Bill Cosby.
— Aubrey Nagle
Today the Sixers play the Celtics, but it isn't any old matchup; they're across the pond in London, playing at the O2 Arena. Stateside, the tip off is at 3 p.m. — and you can watch it on TV or online.
Yes, the NBA is actually a big deal in Europe. But the Sixers are focused on one thing: beating the Celtics. Coach Brett Brown has been quick to stop European media calling Joel Embiid a superstar, whose backup Amir Johnson may be ill tonight. Rookie Markelle Fultz, by the way, still won't be playing.
But he couldn't let you off that easy. He asked restaurant folks, "What annoys you about patrons?" and they let their guard down, too. (Pro tip: don't snap your fingers at servers.)
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The plaintiffs are already planning to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. But, for voters hoping for a redrawn map, experts say another case, in which a group of voters filed a lawsuit against the state, is the one to watch.
Just this week, though, federal judges in North Carolina ruled that state's congressional map was unconstitutional because of gerrymandering and ordered it redrawn. Nationally, the issue is far from settled.
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