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Wayne Simmonds met Will Smith at the Sixers game last night

Mar 22, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT

It was a big night at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

For starters, the Atlantic Division-leading 76ers hosted the scorching New York Knicks and whatever’s left of Linsanity. So that was big.

There were also plenty of celebrities on hand, including 76ers minority owner/happyness pursuer Will Smith, filmmaker/Knicks fanatic Spike Lee and newly acquired Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans.



(Ryans is not the guy in the creamsicle shirt, in case you were wondering.)

Also in attendance were a pair of Philadelphia Flyers: Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds.


(Sitting between them? Daniel Briere. /rimshot)

It proved to be a big night for Simmonds, who tweeted that he got to meet Smith during the contest.


It remains unclear if Hartnell was granted an audience with the Fresh Prince (or if he was reduced to hanging with Carlton), but if there are any further developments on that front, we’ll be sure to let you know.

PHT: Your home for NHLers and their brief forays into celebrity.

(h/t to Crossing Broad for the pics)

  1. obamablowz - Mar 22, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Wow, Glad you felt the need to post this.

    • Mike Halford - Mar 22, 2012 at 2:46 PM

      It was fairly earth-shattering news.

  2. xxshookonexx - Mar 22, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    The interaction verbatim:

    Wayne: Hello Mr. Smith? I’m a huge fan. Loved you in Hancock. Your son was way better in The Karate Kid than that white guy….anyways, I’m Wayne Simmonds, I play hockey for the Flyers. You know what hockey is, don’t ya?

    Will: Security!!

  3. unknowneric - Mar 22, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    I came in here to make a snarky comment, but there is no way I can top that Daniel Briere crack.

    • govtminion - Mar 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM

      One of those jokes that writes itself, but remains hilarious.

  4. Stiller43 - Mar 22, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    You mean two black guys went to a basketball game?

    Crazy day in sports news.

  5. namriverrat69 - Mar 22, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Stop the presses!! They went to a hockey game instead.

  6. vismund11 - Mar 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    I will take this story over another Sidnet Corsby story. Today’s headline “Sidney Crosby has some nachos and watches a movie at home.” enough

  7. pacoj68 - Mar 23, 2012 at 3:32 AM

    he went because he was tired of being the only brotha in the group. He was also tired of being around white mofos all the time. hahaha

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