Found December 06, 2011 on
Ball Don't Lie:
Two weeks ago, we noted that little-loved Philadelphia 76ers mascot Hip Hop, a bunny rabbit with some real 'tude, would be replaced (although the team itself said that he was retiring to a Pennsylvania farm, which suggests he had to be put down). Most people cheered the move, because Hip Hop was terrible. The Sixers and their consultants from Jim Henson's Creature Shop could almost certainly come up with something better.
The franchise has now come up with three finalists to be voted on by fans at Sixers.com (via PBT). However, it appears as if the front office may have hired intoxicated vagrants outside a local Wawa as additional consultants. The three choices are: Big Ben, a cartoon version of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin; B. Franklin Dogg, a rockin' dog apparently related to Poochie D; and Phil E. Moose, an animal not found near the city. These ideas can't miss!
After the jump, check out more information on the finalists, along with my very serious analysis...
BEST OF MAXIM
. News out that the Lakers have signed former UCLA sharp-shooter, Jason Kapono. In the scale of what's expected to take place across the NBA landscape (and in LA in particular... hello Mr Howard?), it's a minor move - but one I like. Kapono's a great shooter - and that's something that LA desparately need. With whoever LA end up on on the floor with, there...
The 76ers will let forward Thaddeus Young, a restricted free agent, test his value on the open market.
Wasserman Media Group’s Greg Lawrence confirmed with ESPNNewYork.com that his client Jason Kapono is interested in the Knicks.
Lawrence said Kapono, an unrestricted free agent who played for the 76ers last season, would be “a great fit in coach [Mike] Dantoni’s system.”
“Jason has interest from several teams and we are in the process of trying to [...]
Restricted free agent Thaddues Young met with the Denver Nuggets today and according to Ken Berger of CBS things went really well. He even tweets that another conversation is upcoming. I did say, restricted free agent, so his former team the Philadelphia 76ers will have a chance to match any offer he’s given.
@KBergCBS: “Good conversation” today between #Nuggets and RFA Thaddeus...
Jason Kapono is visiting the practice facility of the Lakers for a free agent visit.
Former Wizards coach Eddie Jordan has returned to coaching – though not how you would expect. Less than two years after he was fired by the Philadelphia 76ers, Jordan is coaching the freshman basketball team at his alma mater, Archbishop Carroll.
Jordan was the most successful Wizards coach in recent memory, leading the franchise to 197 wins and four playoff appearances before...
The Philadelphia 76'ers killed their former mascot, Hip Hop, a couple of weeks ago. Now, they're trying to settle on a new one, and I'm not sure any of these are any better
* A 7-foot tall rendition of Ben Franklin, named "Big Ben."
* B. Franklin Dogg, the All-American pet, adapted from artist drawings from the day nestled under the table beside Franklin.
Jason Kapono, who played collegiately at UCLA, was most recently with the Sixers.
Much to the delight of local basketball fans the Sixers new ownership group put the much maligned mascot Hip-Hop out to pasture.
The killing off of the Rat-King-like mascot was a good marketing tool as well -- he wasn’t inspiring any merchandise sales like the Phillie Phantic does. But the replacements created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop could actually make 76ers fans yearn...
Marc Zumoff, the televsion voice for the Sixers, sat down with us to talk about several topics surrounding the upcoming season. Among those topics were the mascot, Doug Collins, and Andre Iguodala.
You can check out Marc's website right here. Our interview is after the jump.