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It’s the first Friday of the NBA season and you know what that means: a brand new season of ESPN’s NBA Countdown! Gone are Magic and Michael Wilbon. In their place, Doug Collins and Sage Steele. Returning to the set, and giving the people what they want, are Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who didn’t take long to drum up some sorely-needed controversy from an ESPN set (that includes all ESPN sets). At one point, a discussion about Kevin Durant led to Jalen listing the multiple times he came up short in high school and college championship games — the most famous being the 1993 NCAA championship game. In the course of his comments, Jalen managed to slip in a nasty upper cut to Chris Webber’s ego: “Fortunately, I wasn’t the one who called the timeout“. We call it an upper cut because Jalen’s been taking small jabs at Webber ever since The Fab Five aired as part of ESPN’s “30 For 30″ documentary series — jabs that range from subtle frustration to playful sarcasm, yet, ultimately, all kind

76ers and Evan Turner likely to part ways

76ers guard Evan Turner can see the writing on the wall, and I think he senses that his future won’t in Philadelphia. The franchise that is full rebuild mode, decided to pass on offering Turner his fourth year extension, and now their are questions about Turner’s future with the franchise. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 76ers and Turner are not on...

Bulls Take On Eastern Conference Powerhouse 76ers

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports It’s going to get old prefacing every post with “I’m an idiot,” but hey — the Sixers are now 2-0. Meanwhile, I’m sitting at 0-2 as far as pregame predictions go. Let’s get my prediction for this one of the way ’cause I’ll probably be eating my words eventually — Sixers lose tonight. The Bulls have too much going on in the interior...

Raptors point guard D.J. Augustin off to solid start

Raptors point guard D.J. Augustin has learned plenty in five years in the league - and being ready when the games are for real is one of those things. Augustin, who got the nod as Kyle Lowry’s backup following the pre-season, got that spot primarily on reputation. Raptors head coach Dwane Casey knew what he would get when the “popcorn started popping,” which is how he describes...

Gani Lawal Signs One-Year Deal With Olimpia Milano Of Euroleague

Gani Lawal has signed a one-year contract with Italian club Olimpia Milano of the European League, agent Errol Bennett of Three Eye Sports told RealGM. Lawal’s representatives had been finalizing his agreement in recent days, and the two sides signed Saturday afternoon. Lawal also received strong interest from a Turkish team. With Olimpia Milano, he joins former Cleveland Cavaliers...

Starting Lineups: Michael Carter-Williams Takes The Stage As Allen Iverson Exists

The Philadelphia 76ers are supposed to be terrible this year — potentially historically, comically terrible. And more likely than not, they will be. In fact, it would surprise exactly no one if the Sixers lose badly tonight against the Washington Wizards. But for one night, the Sixers were incredibly fun to watch, toppling the defending […]The post Starting Lineups: Michael Carter...

Amir Johnson does the “Thriller” dance in zombie make-up

Although, we are a couple of days removed from Halloween, the below video of Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson doing the “Thriller” dance is still relevant. Why you may ask? Well, because an NBA player doing the Thriller dance is always relevant… *** Amir Johnson image courtesy of Getty Images

76ers surprise again, beat Bulls

Rookie Michael Carter-Williams had 26 points and 10 assists and Spencer Hawes added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers continued their stunning start to the season, beating the Chicago Bulls 107-104 on Saturday night. Pegged to be one of the league's worst teams, the Sixers (3-0) have opened the season with wins over Chicago, Washington and two-time defending...

Michael Carter-Williams’ Monster First Quarter vs Heat (VIDEO)

The 76ers are supposed to be tanking for Wiggins, but if Michael Carter-Williams has it his way, there might not be a need for Wiggins here in Philadelphia. The 6’6″ rookie out of Syracuse started his 76ers career off on the night that Allen Iverson officially ended his, and both brought enough star power to the building to carry the 76ers to a highly unlikely opening night upset...

Chicago Bulls Vs. Philadelphia 76ers – Game Recap

Final Score: Chicago Bulls, 104 – Philadelphia 76ers, 107 In a stunning game, the Philadelphia 76ers came back down 20 to defeat the Chicago Bulls. Michael Carter Williams absolutely dominated on Derrick Rose, gathering steals, as well as points and boards to help lead his team to victory. The 76ers struggled early, but had even ...The post Chicago Bulls Vs. Philadelphia 76ers...

76ers-Wizards Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers' season-opening win over the defending NBA champions was enough of a surprise in itself, but the performance of Michael-Carter Williams turned plenty of heads. He's not exactly basking in the moment, though. After a stellar debut, the rookie point guard looks to guide Philadelphia to its first 2-0 start in seven years Friday night as it visits the...

Rudy Gay throws down monster dunk on Larry Sanders

As it has been previously noted before, we here at That NBA Lottery Pick love “poster dunks” and earlier tonight, Raptors star Rudy Gay had a nice one against the Milwaukee Bucks. Watch as Gay rises over Larry Sanders for the slam dunk attempt in the second quarter: *** Rudy Gay image courtesy of Getty Images

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon dressed as Lindsey Vonn & Tiger Woods on ‘PTI’ today

Serious props to Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon for their costumes on Pardon The Interruption today. Pretty spot on outfits if you ask me. Although you may think Tony would be kind of embarrassed to dress as a girl, he was probably just glad to have hair for one episode. The post Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon dressed as Lindsey Vonn & Tiger Woods on ‘PTI’ today...

More outlets continue to drop Redskins nickname

The tide of voices against the Washington Redskins' name seems to be growing. Slate may have started it in early August when they decided to not use the Redskins' name in their coverage, but Peter King and Bill Simmons soon followed suit, dropping the term from usage on their sites (The MMQB and Grantland, respectively) in late August and early September. The Kansas City...
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