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Mike Scott Finally Responds After Eagles Tailgate Fight

Engaging in a full-out brawl against Philadelphia fans probably isn't how 76ers forward Mike Scott pictured himself when he re-signed with the team back in June.

The Virginia native responded on Twitter after a video of him throwing haymakers at Philadelphia Eagles fans while wearing a Washington Redskins jersey surfaced. One of the Eagles fans present at the tailgate went on The Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic and stated that a racial slur directed towards Scott was used, which is likely what prompted the physical altercation.

It's a good thing Scott won't hold the entire city of Philadelphia accountable for a bunch of idiots that didn't even know he was an NBA player. It's hard to imagine anyone blaming Scott for wanting to play elsewhere following the incident. It looks like Scott loves Philly, though, and remains happy to be a Sixer.

Both Scott and the Sixers have other things to focus on. After being sunk by the torpedo that was Kawhi Leonard's Game 7 jumper, the team added Al Horford (who has shut down Giannis Antetokounmpo in the past) and two-way bulldog Josh Richardson.

With these additions and all the returning stars, Philadelphia looks poised for a deep run in the postseason.