‘I SHOULD HAVE WALKED AWAY,’ SIXERS MIKE SCOTT SAYS OF FIGHT

By Mary Gartner

Today is Sixers media day at their Camden training facility, and Mike Scott anticipated a question or two about his dust-up on Sept. 8 in an Eagles parking lot caused by his appearance in a Redskins jersey:

“Looking back on it, I always play devil’s advocate with myself, I definitely should have walked away before it got to that point,” Scott said. “You know I’m the professional. I got to be the bigger person and you walk away, but once you keep going. Once you keep going, I mean he was popping hella s—. He was going off. Maybe it was the microphone.

“I walked up in there. Once you take it to the next level, throwing all the [racial] slurs out there, now I have to see if you match the energy,” Scott said during 76ers media day. “That’s what happened. I definitely got to be the bigger person.”

He doesn’t hold any ill-will toward Eagles fans:

“He was talking crazy. He took it to the next level,” Scott said. “ …But yeah man, you got to be the better person. I’d definitely say that, but as far as sympathy, I don’t feel any for those individuals. What a day.”

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