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Nick Nurse Ditches Coaching Duties Mid-Game to Fanboy Over Eagles’ Jalen Hurts in 76ers Arena

Published 11/27/2023, 9:24 PM EST

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The Philadelphia 76ers are leading by a significant margin against the Los Angeles Lakers. Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey are doing what they do best, running riot on the court. However, amidst the game in the Sixers’ Wells Fargo Center, coach Nick Nurse ignored his coaching duties and went to the stands.

What exactly led him to do this? It is not that he would have been disappointed at his boys’ display. They were instead, getting the better of their opponents. You will be surprised to know the reason.

Nick Nurse fanboying over Jalen Hurts

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The Philadelphia Eagles star and one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts, was present to witness the match. It seemed like Nick Nurse forgot that his team was playing a match against LeBron James’ Lakers. He went up to Jalen and clicked pictures with him. The rest of the audience though finding it amusing, appreciated the move from Nurse.

Jalen’s presence was undoubtedly well-received by the Philly fans. They were evidently delighted to have their star quarterback among them. They even greeted him with applause. The 25-year-old put up an impressive display himself, against the Buffalo Bills. He was accompanied by his Eagles teammate, Darius Slay. They both were in a cheerful mood, having won three games in a row.

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Nick Nurse’s boys wreaking havoc

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The Sixers finally managed to clinch a 138-94 victory against the Lakers. Their gameplay, needless to say, was more agile. Maxey and Embiid especially managed to bucket a lot of threes. Their scores stand at 31 and 30, respectively. LeBron is the highest scorer for the Lakers with 18 points. This stat alone shows how the Lakers underperformed with such a heavy-weight squad.

The Sixers were mostly brutal in the fourth quarter, where they scored 41 points, in comparison to the Lakers’ 14. LeBron, AD, and the Lakers’ management helplessly saw what unfolded before their eyes. They faced the biggest defeat of this season, keeping in mind the win margin.

The Sixers are taking are taking on the New Orleans Pelicans on 30th November. What are your predictions for that match? Comment below to let us know.

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On the other hand, this loss once again reminded the Lakers that they are somehow too much reliant upon LeBron and AD. If they do not look to solve this, bigger problems are heading their way.

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Aviroop Mukherjee

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Aviroop is an NBA writer for Essentially Sports. His love for basketball initiated from his school days, where he at times practiced with the school basketball team. Following the League since 2018, he's in awe of King James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Sameen Nawathe