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LeBron James Wished Ben Simmons a Happy Birthday, So Obviously He’s Going to Be a Sixer (Tweet)
On Wednesday Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons tweeted at LeBron James and Twitter went bonkers.
The assumption, of course, was that Simmons’ tweet had something to do with recruiting LeBron to come join the Sixers when his contract with Cleveland is up after next season. And that’s pretty ridiculous…or so we thought.
As it turns out, on Thursday LeBron tweeted back at Simmons to wish him happy birthday. So obviously Twitter was right. LeBron IS going to join the Sixers next year. Because nobody just wishes someone happy birthday without some secret, ulterior motive, right?
LeBron’s tweet even included an inside joke. Take a look:
Happy Bday to my lil bro @BenSimmons25!!! That boi 21 now. Uh-Oh!! Let’s go have a Shirley temple with a twist. ♂️♂️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 20, 2017
Shirley Temples are what you order when you can’t or don’t drink alcohol. However, LeBron wasn’t just telling Simmons to get a Shirley Temple with booze.
You see, it just so happens that Shirley Temples are the favorite drink of Simmons’ goofy teammate, Joel “The Process” Embiid. And no, I’m not joking. The dude never shuts up about them:
This server has no chill. All I want is a shirley temple — Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 23, 2014
Man I’m so cheesed right now…… They don’t make Shirley temples the same way everywhere #FavoriteDrink
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) October 6, 2014
Ben Simmons thought LeBron’s reference to Shirley Temples was hilarious:
appreciate it bro
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) July 20, 2017
Do you hear that weird buzzing sound? It’s the sound of 10,000 Sixers fans getting “2018-19 NBA Champions” tattoos.
Hat Tip – [FTW]