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Sixers’ Joel Embiid talks viral Ben Simmons tweet on ESPN’s SportsCenter

Joel Embiid is still claiming he had no idea what his infamous Ben Simmons reaction tweet meant.

Speaking on SportsCenter early Thursday, Embiid tried to convince ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt that he didn’t know what the image in the viral tweet — which featured a well-dressed man in sunglasses quietly posing for a photo — meant.

“I just say, you know, a nice man in a nice suit with glasses on,” Embiid said, attempting to hold back a large smile. “I just thought it was a great picture.”

Embiid’s description of the image isn’t wrong, but he’s leaving out why it became a meme. It was originally posted in 2015 by music producer Big Fendi, who took a picture of himself at his greatest hater’s funeral to make sure he was dead. The meme has become a way for people to react online when something happens to

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Bears Rumors: Allen Robinson Contract Talks ‘Slow’; WR Looks to ‘Smash’ 2022 FA | Bleacher Report

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The Chicago Bears and wide receiver Allen Robinson reportedly aren’t close to reaching an agreement on a long-term contract prior to Thursday’s deadline for franchise-tagged players.

During an appearance on SportsCenter on Sunday, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler said discussions between the Bears and Robinson have been “pretty slow” and there “has not been much momentum.”

Fowler noted there is a “decent chance” Robinson will play out the 2021 season on the franchise tag with the goal of putting up big numbers so he can “smash” free agency in 2022.

The 27-year-old Robinson is set to enter his fourth season with the Bears, and he is coming off back-to-back campaigns with over 1,100 yards.

After recording 98 catches for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019, he followed it up with 102 grabs for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns last season as the Bears’ unquestioned top wideout.

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1 Word Used To Describe Packers’ Talks With Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Philadelphia.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Philadelphia.

Friday, July 2 is the deadline for NFL players to opt out of the 2021 season and still retain a good portion of their salaries. And the Green Bay Packers have been working to ensure that quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t take that route.

Appearing on SportsCenter on Thursday, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported that there have been talks between Rodgers and the Packers ahead of the deadline. He made it clear that those talks are “early” and that “nothing substantial” has been done.

But they are talking. And that’s bigger news than arguably anything we’ve heard in months.

Rodgers has until tomorrow to opt out of the 2021 NFL season. However, there have been no reports indicating that he intends to do so.

If he doesn’t, Rodgers will potentially start facing significant fines for failing to show up to mandatory events

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ESPN’s Nicole Briscoe Talks Journey to Motherhood to ‘Destigmatize Miscarriage and Infertility’

Saren Cassotto Photography Nicole Briscoe and family

When Nicole Briscoe and her husband decided to start trying for a family, she noticed it wasn’t “going according to plan” — but never could have anticipated the journey that was ahead of her before she was finally able to become a mother.

Now 40 and mom to daughters Blake James, 4½, and Finley Evers, 7, with husband Ryan Briscoe, the ESPN SportsCenter anchor opens up to PEOPLE in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week about her own road to conception, which was filled with numerous hurdles.

Nicole and Ryan, 39, tried for 15 months to conceive on their own with no luck, then turned to fertility treatments — which, for the couple, amounted to six intrauterine inseminations (IUIs) and, when those didn’t pan out, multiple rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Luckily, their daughter Finley was born after that

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