The Matt Cord Show With Steve Vassalotti

The Matt Cord Show With Steve Vassalotti

The Matt Cord Show With Steve Vassalotti

Last night, February 5, 2024, the Philadelphia 76ers went head-to-head with the Dallas Mavericks. With Joel Embiid still out with an injury, the team lost 118-102.

The Sixers were down four regular starters, including Joel Embiid. He is out for a displaced flap of the meniscus in the left knee.

He will move forward with a procedure on that knee that will have him out for a significant amount of time. Anyway, back to Monday’s game.

Gina, who is in MGK’s digital department, told me she was going to the game with her family. It was for her dad’s birthday. She sits right next to me, and just outside the studio I broadcast from every day.

Her dad, Ron, is a huge Sixers fan! I love her parents, Sarah and Ron, and Gina helps out a lot with all things digital and social media.

In a last-minute turn of events, Gina got to sit courtside, less than a foul shot away from Joel! In fact, it was even closer. She was close enough to foul him!

Gina sent me all of her photos from her amazing night. She said it fulfilled her dad’s childhood dream. She and her dad had a blast being that close to the players. They were close enough to hear trash talk clearly!

Here are my and Gina’s photos from the night:

  • Kyrie!

    kyrie irving

    I snapped this picture of Kyrie Irving during the game. He was chirping with the fans.

  • The Sixers Bench

    mo bamba, tyrese maxey, and danuel house on the bench

    Gina got this photo of the Sixers bench. In this pic, you can see Mo Bamba, Tyrese Maxey, Ricky Council IV, and Furkan Korkmaz. The bench was pretty clear here. It was in the first quarter.

  • So Close To Joel

    joel embiid, patrick beverly. and mo bamba on the bench

    Gina was very close to Joel Embiid, as you can see. He came and sat on the bench after the game tipped off. She was shocked when he walked over and sat so close!

  • Kelly Oubre Warming Up

    kelly oubre warming up

    Before the game, Gina got photos of the players warming up. Here is a good shot of Kelly Oubre Jr. preparing for the game. You can spot Patrick Beverley in the photo as well.

  • Melton and RoCo Next To Gina

    gina and her dad next to robert coviington and deanthony melton

    I snapped this picture of Gina and her dad, Ron, sitting courtside. Check out who was next to her! None other than Robert Covington, aka RoCo, and De’Anthony Melton. They popped over to sit next to her as the game was ending. She got a fist bump from Melton!

  • Gina, Her Dad, and Kate Scott

    gina, her dad, and kate scott

    Before the game, Kate Scott was walking out to start the television broadcast as I went over to talk to Gina at her seat! Gina and Kate have met a few times, but I formally introduced Ron to Kate. I got this great picture of their smiling faces!

  • Luka Dončić

    luka doncic

    Luka! The ma was in the house. I snapped a photo of Luka Dončić during the game. The Mavericks pulled out the win with help from this guy right here.

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