DeVonta Smith mistakenly called ‘former Eagle’ on Wells Fargo jumbotron at Sixers Game 4

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Eagles receiver DeVonta Smith was in the building Sunday night at Wells Fargo Center, taking in some playoff basketball between the Sixers and visiting Miami Heat. The former Heisman winner was shown on the jumbotron midway through the first quarter, where he was mistakenly referred to as a “former” Philadelphia Eagle.

Smith, who led the Eagles with 916 yards as a rookie in 2021, took the mix-up in stride, making light of the situation on Twitter.

Powered by 31 points from James Harden (accomplished on 8-of-18 shooting including 6-of-10 from three-point range), the Sixers cruised to a decisive eight-point win, evening the series at 2-2. Joel Embiid, who missed Games 1 and 2 with a fractured orbital bone suffered in Philadelphia’s first-round series with Toronto, played through the pain, contributing 24 points, 11 boards and two assists in his 38 minutes of court time. Former Sixer Jimmy Butler netted a game-high 40 points for Miami with most of his damage coming after halftime (25 second-half points).

The Sixers’ victory capped an eventful day at the stadium complex with the Phillies hosting a doubleheader against the Mets (the result of Saturday’s rainout) at nearby Citizens Bank Park. With so much happening in Philly sports, you can understand fans, including this groggy Sixers supporter seated courtside at Game 4, beginning to show signs of fatigue.

Rest up, champ. Tuesday’s Game 5 in Miami is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET on TNT.

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