It was impossible to walk or drive around Las Vegas this week and not have that hashtag engrained in your mind. It was everywhere. On billboards, hotel exteriors and hand-written signs taped to fences. It has become a common hashtag for a community to rally around following adversity but Las Vegas isn’t your typical community as a tourist oasis for many.
Most people who pass through for the weekend view it as a lovable punchline, a place where you quote lines from “The Hangover” and “Swingers” and promise yourself you’ll never return — before you invariably do a few months later.
Here’s how a perfect storm of calamity would have to unfold for Embiid to earn any less than the full $146.5 million: Across each of the final four seasons of the extension, ending with the 2022-23 season, the 76ers could waive Embiid for a financial benefit if he’s lost because of a contractually agreed-upon injury that causes him to miss 25 or more regular-season games and if he plays fewer than 1,650 minutes, league sources said.
“I wouldn’t try to sum it up in a word; I wouldn’t try,” Del Rio told reporters. “We’re working hard at it. We’re close, but no cigar.”
It doesn’t even look as close as Del Rio makes it out to be. Amari Cooper (28 yards, five catches) and Jared Cook (14 yards, two catches) were again missing in action. Both of Carr’s interceptions were more the fault of the intended receivers — although, again, Carr’s timing was off. Lynch cooled off in the second half after an effective first half.
A 2-4 record, last place in the AFC West and the specter of a four-game deficit to the Chiefs in mid-October — none of these seemed possible going into the season, and assuredly were not after two weeks.
Now it’s possible that the team that started 2-0 is the one that couldn’t be believed, and the one that has played since is the real thin