Aug 31 2008
Elton Brand at at Brother Jimmy's pool party in Puerto Rico

Elton Brand’s Summer Refresh at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ Pool Party in Puerto Rico

This July, Elton Brand signed a 79.8 million dollar contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. Coming off a serious Achilles injury that kept him on the bench until the last month of the 2007-08 NBA season, Brand said he felt reborn.. “This is like a second chance. I’ll be 30-something in a year or two, so it’s very important to go out there and win something I’ve been on the youngest team in the league, the lowest-paid team in the league. And we made the best of it, but it’s definitely time to win. All of a sudden you’re relevant and ready to play some ball.”

Brother Jimmy's pool party in Puerto Rico

With two months to go before the NBA season begins, Elton Brand is making sure that ankle is in perfect shape and well rested. He’s spending this Labor day weekend in Puerto Rico. Yesterday he was at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ pool party with the likes of..

Lance Bass and.. um, a friend at Brother Jimmy's pool party in Puerto Rico

Lance Bass.. and friend.

Alfonso Riberio, Jamie-Lynn Sigler at Brother Jimmy's pool party in Puerto Rico

Former Soprano girl, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Alfonso Riberio, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Joey Fatone at Brother Jimmy's pool party in Puerto Rico

And Carlton.

Hah! That’s the only reason I posted this.. an Alfonso Ribeiro sighting.

Images: (McCarthy/Wireimage)

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 Mon, Sep 01, 2008 - 11:01 am

Brand makes the Sixers a legit contender to come out of the East. The Celtics are still better, but the 76ers, on paper, are right there with the Magic, Cavs and aging Pistons.


2 Chris G. Mon, Sep 01, 2008 - 9:06 pm

Hard to argue with that, even with Brand you would think the sixers would need a consistent outside threat, but they clicked the second half of the season and won games without any other ‘big’ name than Iguodala. Brand will only make it tougher, especially on the defensive end.

I’m sure about this.. Brand = first round fantasy pick. Hmm, shouldn’t say that too loud, someone in my league might read this. wink

3 Baller Tue, Sep 02, 2008 - 12:14 am

I have to disagree with the first 2 post, without an outside threat Brand makes them better but I will not be shocked if they were ousted in the first round of the playoffs again. Other teams will just clog the middle force Brand to pass the ball out and force the outside shooters to clang the ball off the rim. If they get an outside shooter then I will be ready to put them in the second round of the playoffs.

4 LAC Tue, Sep 02, 2008 - 2:46 am

Brand is a traitor!!! the sixers are going nowhere without any shooting and an overpaid AI.

5 I Agree Tue, Sep 02, 2008 - 2:48 am

Brand is a bigtime traitor. BUT AI is a baller

6 d Wed, Sep 03, 2008 - 9:59 am

they have brand and dalembert, thats like 20+ rebounds a night and they in the weak east, hell let them fly