"The end wasn't supposed to look anything like this." That was the opening sentence from Elton Brand's essay on The Cauldron announcing his return to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Brand made it clear from the jump that he didn't sign with the Sixers to serve as a babysitter to Jahlil Okafor.That said, the team probably wouldn't have brought in the then 36-year-old if Okafor hadn't gone full Micky Ward on a Boston street last November.The former two-time All-Star spent most of the first two months of his second stint with the Sixers in a suit.When he did dress, he collected DNP-CDs like Joel Embiid collects empty pitchers of Shirley Temples. But one popular dating service is tracking users' age to charge older singles more for their quest to find love—or even a short-term hookup.
In an attempt to monetize its wildly popular matchmaking mobile app, Tinder has rolled out Tinder Plus, a feature that allows users new perks—like taking a second look at the one who might've gotten away with a hasty, accidental swipe.
The upgrade doesn't come cheap for Tinder users over 30, who will pay about a month, compared with a month for younger users.
The increased fee for users above a certain age is inciting an online debate about age discrimination from singles who don't think they should have to pony up more money for the same perks.
It was obvious to even the most casual observer that Brand's off-court role would be far more valuable than anything he could contribute while in uniform.
But every now and then, we learned that the Old School Chevy still had a little bit of gas left in the tank.
In the first quarter of the 76ers' 125-111 loss to the Detroit Pistons on March 13, Brand was the best player on the court for either team, notching eight points and rolling back the odometer a few thousand miles.