Nick Sirianni rocks 76ers gear ahead of James Harden’s home debut, explains why he brought mini-hoop to combine
The NFL Combine officially started yesterday, and coaches and executives across the NFL are in Indianapolis for the event. Amongst them are Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni, who spoke with the media this afternoon.
When Sirianni approached the podium, he was spotted wearing a 76ers warmup hoodie, continuing his history of pandering to the Philadelphia community.
Earlier in the day, Sam Howell noted how the Eagles had prospects shoot basketballs into a mini-hoop, which multiple players confirmed. Daryl Morey agreed with the idea, with Philly making sure no other players like Ben Simmons ever step foot in the city again.
When asked about the hoop, Sirianni explained it was a Villanova basket, and he brought it to have a free-throw shooting contest to better find out prospect’s competitive level. During virtual interviews last season, Sirianni took part in rock-paper-scissors. Players seem to love both and although it’s surely zany, I absolutely love it.
Some of the Eagles head coach’s previous instances include when he wore an Allen Iverson shirt before their game against the San Francisco 49ers and a Julius Erving short-sleeved hoodie jersey before their game against the Buccaneers in October.
There are countless other instances of Sirianni rocking 76ers or some other sort of throwback Philadelphia gear. It’s whatever. Everyone in Philly is hype for James Harden’s home debut and the Sixers’ impending finals run.
I’m more insulted by the fact that no other members of the organization have shown their support for the Sixers in recent memory. DeVonta Smith attended a game but didn’t rock any team gear, and no Eagles, to my knowledge, welcomed Harden to Philly. Alas, most Eagles players likely have lives during the off-season and don’t spend their time on Twitter like I do.
If you wish to catch Harden’s debut against the Knicks, be sure to check it out tonight at 7:30 on ESPN.
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