Thursday night’s Eastern Conference Semifinals game between the Sixers and Raptors was a lot of fun. Well, not so much if you’re a Toronto fan. If you’re a Sixers fan, though, it was pretty awesome. A dominant performance from Joel Embiid and company allowed the Sixers to take a 2-1 lead in the series. The energy at the Wells Fargo Center was palpable.
Among those in attendance for the Sixers’ big win were a number of Philadelphia Eagles players. Carson Wentz got things started by being one of the Sixers’ three ceremonial bell ringers prior to tip off:
Carson Wentz, Rhys Hoskins, JVR ringin tonight for Game 3! pic.twitter.com/eVB6MoGLxJ— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) May 3, 2019
Then we saw Zach Erz, Alshon Jeffery, and DeSean Jackson all sitting court-side next to Meek Mill, Michael Rubin, and The Answer himself: Allen Iverson.
This city’s different pic.twitter.com/rpIPrZpCKC— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) May 3, 2019
Love Alshon rocking the Kelly Green hat to match his Randall Cunningham jersey. (We all know Alshon is a big Kelly Green guy.)
The attendance list doesn’t end there, though. New Eagles offseason acquisitions Jordan Howard and Malik Jackson were also in the building on Thursday night.
Pretty cool to see Eagles players taking a break from their offseason workout program to bond together and show some brotherly love to one of their neighbors. I’m sure the Eagles will continue to have a big presence if the Sixers continue to win.
Game four is set for Sunday at 3:30 PM ET.
May 3, 2019