Tyneeha Rivers walked into Barclays Center for the NBA draft with her son http://www.redskinsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-derrius-guice-jersey , Mikal Bridges.
Like any parent, she was full of emotions: pride, excitement – just a bundle of nerves.
But Rivers had somewhat of a parental advantage, she works for an NBA team Ben Gamel Seattle Mariners Jersey , the Philadelphia 76ers. So when her son – who starred at Villanova – was taken by the 76ers with the 10th overall pick, she couldn’t believe it.
”It’s amazing” Rivers, vice president of human relations for the 76ers, said in an ESPN interview with her son sitting in front of her wearing a 76ers baseball cap after he was drafted. ”It’s an experience I’ll never forget. I’m so excited he’s coming home to be part of our Sixers family. It’s amazing.
Unfortunately Richard Rodgers Color Rush Jersey , it was a fleeting moment, thanks to the sometimes cruel business side of basketball.
The 76ers put a quick end to the fairy tale – hometown hero who led the local school to national championships and now about to join the surging hometown NBA team – by promptly trading Bridges, who they took with the 10th overall pick, to the Suns in a deal they felt was too good to pass up. Philadelphia got Zhaire Smith (the 16th overall pick) and a 2021 first-round pick for the rights to Bridges.
And though the storybook ending lasted only a few minutes for Rivers http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-isaiah-oliver-jersey , she and her son didn’t walk away empty handed.
After all, being a top-10 pick in the NBA draft is something to celebrate – in Philadelphia or Phoenix.
The Philadelphia Eagles have surprised a fan who woke up groggy from recent dental surgery asking, ”Did I miss the Super Bowl?!?”
She has two tickets for the big game in Minneapolis.
Haley Parks’ father tells NJ.com the team reached out on social media Friday, offering his daughter the tickets.
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Her father posted a video on Facebook this week showing the 21-year-old Rutgers student coming out of anesthesia after having her wisdom teeth removed. She babbled about the Eagles through a mouth of cotton packing. The video had been viewed more than a million times.
The Eagles face the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Information from: NJ.com, .