The new big man in town, Bryce Harper, went to the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night to take in the Sixers game against the Milwaukee Bucks. He rubbed shoulders with some of the previous biggest (little) men in town.
Harper was in attendance and rang the bell prior to tip off -- something he'll surely do many times during Phillies games across the street this summer.
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When Bryce made his way to his seat in a suite, he was seated alongside Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. Rhy Hoskins was also in the suite as were all of the aforementioned players' significant others. Talk about some serious Philly sports firepower right there.
And then later in the game, the Sixers shared an image of a couple of legendary No. 3's meeting in the bowels of the Center. I'd love to hear the conversation between Allen Iverson and Harper.
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was also in the building, sitting a bit closer to the court. Rapper Meek Mill was also in the building and took a photo with A.I. Which got me wondering: what's the perfect storm of Philly sports stardom in a Rat Pack sort of way? Obviously you had Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid on the court last night. In terms of the Flyers, aside from Gritty, you'd have to go Claude Giroux or maybe a fun-loving guy like Scott Hartnell from years past? Recently retired players that could fit the bill from other teams would have to include Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and maybe Pat Burrell just for fun. Is anyone in recent Eagles memory a bigger name than Brian Dawkins? He'd fill the fedora quotient. Nick Foles could be fun in a clean and wholesome sort of way.
My Philly sports Rat Pack would consist of A.I., Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Kendall Jenner, Carson Wentz, Jason Kelce, and Gritty. We got a good portion of that in the building last night.
Who is in your Philly sports Rat Pack?