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Philadelphia farm unveils awesome ‘Trust the Process’ corn maze

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Sam Hinkie’s vision will never die — at least if the Philadelphia agriculture industry has anything to say about it.

R&J Farm Market, a Philly-area farm, unveiled an epic “Trust the Process” corn maze over the weekend, complete with the slogan and the 76ers logo.

The Sixers brass, both players and coaches alike, has fully embraced the rallying cry, especially since Hinkie resigned as their general manager in April 2016. But try as the team may, they will likely never surpass the rightful devotion that the hometown fans have for their beloved and almighty Process.

Brett Brown enjoys Sixers fans’ ‘Trust the process’ chant

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Philadelphia 76ers fans have, at least to a certain extent, embraced the infamous “process.” Coach Brett Brown is fine with that.

Fans have recently taken to chanting “Trust the process” when Joel Embiid shoots free throws, and Brown is all for it.

“I do [like it],” Brown said Sunday, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “I do. You know, I think we need something like that in this city and I’m not frowning upon that. We want to have some fun.”

There is, of course, a bit of sarcasm associated with the chant, but that doesn’t bother Brown either.

“I think it’s all good,” Brown said. “I’m personally at a stage that you get — and I say this in a positive way — you’re sort of numb to scrutiny. You’re numb to taking the massive amounts of hits that we’re all — and I say it personally, with the team — you feel hardened. You just got another layer of armor. And so the fans standing, the fans on us, the fans with us — I see our world clearly and we’re not blinking.

“We’re not going to veer to the right or the left. And when the crowd gets going with ‘the process’ and Joel anoints himself ‘Trust the process,’ there’s a side of it, I say, ‘Good for the crowd, good for Joel,’ and none of us are going to take ourselves too serious.”

Embiid, for what it’s worth, has embraced “the process.” Sixers fans are apparently willing to go along with it. For a team that has been so bad for so long, they’re entitled to a little fun.

76ers issue apology to Sevyn Streeter after national anthem incident

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The Philadelphia 76ers have apologized for blocking a singer from performing the national anthem because of a message she had written across her shirt at their home opener Wednesday night.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Sixers said they were “wrong” for pulling Sevyn Streeter and invited her to perform at another game in the future.

Streeter says she was told just minutes before she was scheduled to take the floor that her performance had been canceled. The team asked her to change her wardrobe because the shirt she was wearing said “We Matter” across the front. You can see a video her the R&B singer’s reaction here.

Sixers players were reportedly upset over the team’s decision, which was acknowledged in the statement.

76ers fan who flipped bird apologizes, hints Russell Westbrook called him fat

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The Philadelphia 76ers fan who made an inappropriate gesture at Russell Westbrook Wednesday night has apologized for his actions, though he claims the Oklahoma City Thunder star provoked him.

Richard Harkaway, a practicing urologist and self-proclaimed “part-time comedian,” issued a statement to Philly.com on Thursday.

“As a part-time comedian I realize that my words and actions are sometimes inappropriate,” Harkaway said. “In this instance, after standing up to boo and being provoked by Russell Westbrook calling attention to my being overweight, my action in response was clearly inexcusable and I am embarrassed. I sincerely apologize to my fellow Sixers fans, the Sixers organization, my colleagues and patients, and to Mr. Westbrook for my behavior.”

Harkaway was caught by television cameras flipping Westbrook the double-bird after Westbrook converted a basket and was fouled. While he was removed from his seat by security, he was supposedly allowed to remain inside the arena for the remainder of the game.

Westbrook did shout something toward the crowd before Harkaway flipped him off, though it’s unclear who the shouting was directed at. You can see a video of the exchange here.

As for the amount of money Harkaway must have wasted by being kicked out of his courtside seats, Philly.com notes that public records show he lives in a $1.3 million condo at Trump Place in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The urology business must be booming.

Evan Turner on being booed by 76ers fans: ‘Jesus was hated too’

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For the second time since becoming a Boston Celtic, Evan Turner returned to Philly to face his former team — the 7ers — and he did not receive a warm reception. Turner was booed by Philadelphia 76ers fans at the Wells Fargo Center every time he touched the ball. That didn’t stop the point guard from feeling like royalty.

When asked if the boos bothered him, Turner offered some fantastic thoughts.

“Before the game I signed like 100,000 autographs, I’m kissing babies and what not and all that stuff,” Turner said sarcastically, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. “I’m getting my hand kissed by people; I got little girls come up to me fainting.

“Once the game started, it was like, ‘What the hell is going on?’ I was like, ‘This is weird. Did they take all the good people out?”

That wasn’t the best part.

“I don’t worry about it anymore,” Turner said of the boos. “I don’t want to sound super weird, but Jesus was hated too. At the end of the day, I just worry about the stuff that’s important. If it makes you happy to boo me, go ahead. I’m still happy. I put all that stuff behind me.”

Saying you don’t want to sound weird before comparing yourself to Jesus Christ is like hurling a huge insult at someone but saying “with all due respect” first.

As James Herbert of Eye on Basketball noted, Sixers fans really have no reason to boo Turner mercilessly. Sure, their team used the No. 2 overall pick on him in 2010 and expectations were high, but Philadelphia’s struggles were hardly Turner’s fault. Maybe the Sixers shouldn’t have valued a guy who runs out of gas in his Ferrari so highly.

76ers fan gets 2015 NBA champs ass tattoo

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Has there been a power shift in the Eastern Conference now that LeBron James has returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Somewhat, but one Philadelphia 76ers fan doesn’t think it’s enough to prevent his team from winning an NBA title next season.

As Deadspin pointed out, some whacky Sixers fan recently thought it was a good idea to get a “76ers 2015 NBA champs” tattoo. Unfortunately, this isn’t just any tattoo — it’s an ass tattoo. Click below the jump if for some reason you want to see the real deal:

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Andrew Bynum on booing from Sixers fans: ‘I thought it was a little weak’

Andrew BynumCleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum made his return to Philadelphia on Friday night, and he entered the game to a chorus of boos from Sixers fans in the first quarter. As you know, Philadelphia acquired Bynum in a trade two seasons ago and he never appeared in a single game for the Sixers because of injuries.

After the game, Bynum didn’t seem offended by the reception he got. In fact, he seemed disappointed for a strange reason.

“I thought it was a little weak honestly,” Bynum said, via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com. “I thought it would be much worse.”

Sixers fans continued to boo Bynum every time he touched the ball and checked back into the game. He said he was entertained.

“I was smiling the entire time,” Bynum said. “It was funny to me.”

Bynum played a season-high 18 minutes, scored four points and grabbed five rebounds. He was hardly a game-changer, and the Sixers ended up getting the best of the Cavs. At least he enjoyed his evening.

Andrew Bynum booed in return to Philly (Video)

Sixers fans boo Andrew BynumAndrew Bynum was booed by 76ers fans in his return to Philadelphia on Friday, just like we all expected.

Bynum was booed upon checking into the game as a member of the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers with around 3 minutes left in the first quarter. He was later met with “Bynum sucks” chants.

Sixers fans have a reputation for being notoriously tough on opponents, so you knew they would be hard on Bynum, who was a big acquisition by the team two seasons ago and never played in a game with them because of multiple knee problems. It doesn’t help that Bynum doesn’t seem to have any remorse for the way things went with his season in Philly.

Video via @BeyondtheBuzzer

Kevin Garnett rips Sixers fans as ‘fair-weather’

Kevin Garnett was feeling pretty saucy after the Celtics’ 16-point win in Game 5 over the 76ers, so he decided to pump up his fan base while taking a swipe at Philly’s. When asked to compare the two fan bases after Boston’s win, Garnett jabbed Sixers fans.

“Not even close. You got fans (in Boston) and then you got fair-weather fans (in Philly). Take it how you want,” Garnett said.

“This crowd sparks you. It doesn’t take much here,” he said of the Boston fans. “Speaking about this crowd, it’s like plugging in. You’re enthused from 48 minutes on from the tip. I can’t see the difference from minute-to-minute. I feel like every minute I look up I see my family, I see people yelling, I see the drunk fat guy. I can’t decipher one from the other. This crowd is ridiculous. I love it.”

Garnett is no stranger to letting loose in postgame comments, so this shouldn’t surprise us. He’s motivated by slights and enemies, so maybe he’s trying to rile up Philly fans before Game 6 on Wednesday night. We know Sixers fans will certainly have it out for him. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get any batteries thrown at him.

Below is video of Garnett’s comments via Ben Rohrbach of WEEI:

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Fat ass 76ers fan jiggles his rolls (Video)

This was easily the most disturbing image of the playoffs. Fat Sixers fan up there says he would have beaten Charles Barkley in the shirt-off. Sorry bro, not unless you crapped out half a person. Ugh, that was disgusting.

What’s incredible is that Kevin Garnett managed to knock down free throws even with that guy jiggling his rolls in the stands. Observe:

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