Elton Brand and Brandon Jennings decided to mess with me: the basketball prophet (not really). I wanted Josh Smith to be a Sixer (I even had five reasons) and I wanted Jennings to make his choice on the 11th (so he could get an endorsement with Apple, or go to Cisco).
It's pretty much a lock that Smith won't come to the Sixers. Brand will take the cap space and the only way he'll go to Philly is a sign and trade. I don't disagree with the move, but I had no idea it was going to happen (did anyone?). The Sixers lacked scoring up front and Elton will fix that.
Has anyone noticed that Elton likes to mention how great his agent is? I watched the videos over at ESPN and he loves to mention his agent.
The deal with Brandon Jennings is he made his decision a couple days before iPhone day! Now I know he chose Europe and would go with Cisco, but I think he could really get more money out of raining on Apple's parade (not that they're direct competitors, but both are techie).
Either way, I loved writing those stories! More to come soon!
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