“You got kids who take off from school, you got people who this is a life experience for them to be at a parade for a Super Bowl for a city, and you go up there and go into a 15-minute, profanity-laced tirade? So the idea that the team would cut him over a speech that was universally beloved in the city of Philadelphia seems ludicrous, even for a hot take from a retired media personality.It’s ridiculous,” Francesa said of Kelce’s speech, apparently unaware it only ran for just over five minutes. Somebody should have taken a hook and pulled him off. I was in the car when I heard it and people were replaying it like it was the greatest thing in the world. Appearing on WOR 710 AM Tuesday night, Francesa, known as the “Sports Pope” in media circles, ripped Kelce and his speech to host Sal Licata, calling it “profanity-laced stupidity,” and said the Eagles lineman sounded like “a total moron.” Francesa also compared Kelce to Le Bron James, but he didn’t mean it as a compliment. You got kids who take off from school, you got families who this is a life experience for them to be at a parade for a Super Bowl for a city, and you get up there and go into a 15-minute, profanity-laced tirade? In fact, the only real issue is the speech was so memorable, it has dominated all the coverage of the Eagles’ parade.Back in 2016, Francesa went into full “get off my lawn mode” and called James classless for cursing in front of “women and kids” during his own speech at a parade in Cleveland celebrating the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA Championship. As Mc Lane notes, a year ago Kelce was on the trade block, but moving him now would be inconceivable.22, 2017, with a 2017 second-round pick for Tiago Splitter and two 2017 second-round picks.
The 6-10 three-point specialist was averaging 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 46 games this season, including 40 starts.The Sixers previously acquired Ilyasova, 30, on Nov.1, 2016, from the Oklahoma City Thunder, along with a 2020 first-round draft pick, in exchange for Jerami Grant.The Cavs were in Sacramento for two days before the game, and James had been antsy. When it does, that's when I'll stop playing."The nerves never showed.That afternoon he had lunch with Moses Malone, who told him stories about his rookie season to help pass the time. James was under control from the start, moving smoothly.Boozer was open rolling away from the screen, but James wanted the shot. The rookie would make his first three shots and finish the quarter, his first, with 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals."His reputation certainly preceded him," Kerry Kittles told ESPN of a young Le Bron James, who was playing just the 69th game of his career.