Prospect Tears Down Rim at Sixers Workout

When you’re competing for a spot on an NBA roster, you’ve gotta down whatever you can to stand out. And if that means ripping down the facility’s rim, as prospect Paris Horne recently did, so be it. Via “Toward the end of Sunday’s predraft workout, Paris Horne went up to dunk the ball and came down with the rim. Horne was one of four prospects working out for the 76ers at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. ‘I went up and dunked, and the next time I looked it was on the floor,’ Horne said of the rim. ‘They were pretty excited, surprised. We just walked down to the other end and kept working out.’ Horne said that ‘hopefully’ taking down the rim would stick in the team’s mind. Horne, a guard, was joined in the workout by guard DeAndre Liggins (Kentucky) and big men Josh Harrellson (Kentucky) and Lavoy Allen (Temple). Sunday’s workout was Allen’s second with the Sixers. None of the prospects are expected to be drafted during Thursday’s 2011 NBA draft, although one or two could sneak into the second round. The Sixers hold the No. 16 and No. 50 picks in the draft.”