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A tribute to 76ers legend Darryl Dawkins

On Thursday afternoon, the NBA and the Philadelphia 76ers lost an ambassador for the game of basketball. They also lost a legend in Darryl Dawkins. One of the NBA’s most beloved and original characters passed away at the age of 58, and it sent shockwaves around the basketball world. The 6-foot-11 forward from Orlando, Florida — also from the planet Lovetron — helped change...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the starting five for the Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are starting the upcoming 2015-2016 NBA Season very soon, but the question is, who will be starting? The Sixers have a great pool of young talent they can use, so they will have to be careful in choosing worthy starters. Tony Wroten Starting off at point guard, the Philadelphia 76ers will be starting Tony Wroten. I truly believe Wroten is worthy of a starting...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins Passed Away at 58

Philadelphia PA:  The entire basketball world lost one of its great players on Thursday as, Darryl Dawkins passed away at the age of 58 from a heart attack. He was known mostly for his powerful dunks which also saw him shattering  2 backboard in 1979. Dawkins received the nickname, “Chocolate Thunder”, from Stevie Wonder.  Dawkins was drafted 5th overall in […]
Via Philly Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers owner donates $3.5M to local nonprofit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League - the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group. The PAL supports disadvantaged youths by pairing them with police officers who volunteer to direct sports, educational and cultural programs. Team owner Joshua Harris, a graduate of the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shedding Light on Stauskas

Sam Hinkie and the 76ers were non-factors on the free agency market this summer and instead chose to add to their roster in other ways. With the No. 3 overall pick at the 2015 NBA Draft Hinkie added Jhalil Okaffor, a 6-10, polished post player with an NCAA championship ring.  Okafor showed some flashes of greatness during summer league action in Las Vegas and it appears that the...
Via Philadunkia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dario Saric plans to join Sixers in 2016

Finally, some good news for Sixers fans.Dario Saric, the team's second lottery pick in the highly-hyped 2014 Draft who is currently playing in Turkey, revealed to Sportando that he plans, or at least hopes, to join the Sixers next summer."Next summer, I will probably, finally, go where I want, to the biggest basketball league in the world," Saric stated. It is imperative to do more...
Via Around the Arc
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dario Saric expects to join Sixers next season

The Sixers selected Dario Saric with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but the plan at the time was for him to remain overseas for at least two seasons.Saric attempted to get out of his deal with his Turkish team to make the jump this year, but no agreement could be reached.In a recent interview with a Croatian newspaper, Saric seemed excited about the prospect of coming...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA star Kirilenko hopes to rescue Russian basketball

MOSCOW (AP) After spending more than a decade in the NBA, former All-Star Andrei Kirilenko is taking on what may be his biggest challenge yet - rescuing basketball in his native Russia. Since Kirilenko helped his national team win Olympic bronze in 2012, Russian basketball has gone into a tailspin. The national team is in danger of failing to qualify for next year's Olympics and...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Not Another Power Ranking: #29 Philadelphia 76ers

Welcome, friends and readers, to the second installment of Not Another Power Ranking.  If you missed out on last week’s piece, the starting point in our adventure of 30 teams, click here to catch up. Let’s break right into it ladies and gentlemen, the team that tells you to “trust the process” and tells you that this ain’t no game because we are ‘talking about practice’...
Via Total Sports Live
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Embiid might not be ready for start of 2016-17 season

    Joel Embiid already missed his entire rookie season and is set to miss the upcoming season. What’s crazy is that he might not even be ready for the start of what would be his third season since being drafted. Reporter Keith Pompey said in a video posted to the Philly Inquirer’s website that the Philadelphia 76ers would like to see Embiid back in Oct. 2016. “Talking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: 2015-2016 Schedule Analysis

I’ve looked at the Sixers’ newly released schedule quite often since it was released last Wednesday. It’s a fairly typical schedule, with only a few things worth noting. Here are the things I picked out to analyze: The Sixers have zero nationally televised games this season. However, they play twice on NBA TV. Those games are November 9 versus the Chicago Bulls, and November...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What is Joel Embiid’s future with the Philadelphia 76ers?

Joel Embiid is going to miss another NBA season due to surgery on his right foot. Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers center, is looking to be a draft bust, after his second surgery in two years. Not playing a minute in the NBA is a bad sign for a player who some believed to be a number one pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Philadelphia 76ers knew what they were getting into with Embiid...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Embiid Was the Right Choice

Even though Joel Embiid allegedly had a second “successful” surgery on his right foot today (still no official comment from the 76ers organization) and his basketball future is extremely uncertain, I  maintain that Embiid was still the correct selection for the 76ers at the 2014 NBA Draft. If the team had passed on some high-level perimeter production in the form of Andrew Wiggins...
Via Philadunkia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Still In Rebuilding Mode, 76ers Might Finally Turn Corner in 2015-16 Campaign

When you think about the Philadelphia 76ers, the first word that comes to mind is patience. The Sixers were, yet again, among the worst teams in the NBA last season with a dreadful 18-64 record, and as a result, were granted the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, which they used on Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor. With yet another season on the horizon in their extensive rebuilding...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: What Should Be Their Second Unit?

  Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America By Myles Stedman: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Recently we published an article on what the Philadelphia 76ers’ starting five should be for this upcoming season. Now, we take a look at how they should structure their bench. With a starting five of Tony Wroten, Nik Stauskas, Jerami Grant, Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia...
Via HoopStuff
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Duke teammates take passes at Kendall, Kylie Jenner

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones were close in high school and played their college basketball together at Duke, so they might as well date two sisters, right?  That’s apparently what the former Blue Devils’ stars are thinking, anyway.  Okafor, now with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Jones, now with the Minnesota Timberwolves, tweeted at Kendall and Kylie Jenner at roughly the same...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor showcasing his offensive repertoire in NBA Summer League

We are in the heart of summer league play and all eyes have been on the top picks ready to make an immediate impact on their team. It’s just summer league, and the competition is nowhere as daunting, however, it’s exciting to see the potential of many of these young prospects and what they may be capable of doing in just a matter of years when they are fully adjusted to the NBA...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid needs another surgery, will miss season

It might be too early to claim that Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid’s career will end up going the way of other big men of the past, Greg Oden and Sam Bowie included. However, his early-career injuries are starting to raise some major questions marks. According to CSN Philly, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft is set to have a second surgery on his right foot...
Via Sportsnaut
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers on winning side of atrocious salary dump by Kings

In the Summer of 2013, the Golden State Warriors gave up two likely late first round picks in order to clear the space to sign Andre Iguodala. In the Summer of 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers gave up Tyler Zeller and a first round pick in order to clear the space to sign LeBron James (though he had not committed yet). In the Summer of 2015, the Sacramento Kings gave up Nik Stauskas...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Taking a look at the Philadelphia Sixers' latest horde

​ For the second consecutive year, the Philadelphia 76ers entered the draft with a high lottery pick (No. 3 in both seasons) and a truckload of second-round picks. In 2014, the 76ers had a second lottery pick and five second-round picks, giving them seven in total. But, after four trades on the night of that draft, the 76ers came away with six players in total, plus a future...
Via The Sports Post
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith: Drunk Allen Iverson story is a ‘flat out lie’

Stephen A. Smith insists Allen Iverson was not intoxicated when the former NBA star went on his infamous “practice” rant in 2002, and Smith defended Iverson in the most Stephen A. Smith-way possible on Friday morning. During the latest edition of the insufferable “First Take,” Smith spent more than five minutes ranting about how close...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Biography: Allen Iverson once threatened to have wife killed

  Allen Iverson was a great basketball player. He was not, however, a very good person — at least according to allegations in a new biography about the former NBA superstar.   The book “Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson” was written by journalist Kent Babb and released earlier in the week. Deadspin’s Drew Magary read the biography...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

In defense of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

The Philadelphia 76ers did not win the NBA Draft lottery. Cue the laugh-out-loud op-eds in which holier than thou columnists mock Sam Hinkie for the futility of his strategy because, God forbid, he actually did something different. We get it, Deadspin, you’re the smartest guys in the room and you need all of us to know it, but maybe let a guy have more than two seasons on the...
Via The Sports Post
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers roll out 'updated brand identity' with new logos, unis

While the Philadelphia 76ers continue it’s longtime residency in the NBA’s cellar, the organization — as directionless and failing professional sports franchises are wont to do — are in the process of what is being referred to to as an “updated brand identity” ahead of the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery. The team posted images of...Read More The post 76ers rolling out ‘updated...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sixers' rebuild bears fruit in Nerlens Noel

By Josh Naso / @silverfox8008 It has been a rough few years for Philadelphia 76ers fans. The team has lacked significant relevance since Allen Iverson was traded away in 2006...... The post Sixers’ Rebuild Slowly Bears Fruit With Nerlens Noel appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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