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Joel Embiid Arm-Wrestles Justin Bieber, Calls Sam Hinkie The ‘GOAT’

Philadelphia 76ers’ center Joel Embiid was video-taped arm wrestling Canadian mega-pop star Justin Bieber then calls Sam Hinkie “GOAT”. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has already known to be a vibrant personality. When he first came into the league he tweeted at Rihanna and earned himself a date night with the singer. He also tried […] Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid...
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2 hours ago

WATCH: Justin Bieber arm wrestle Sixers center Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, due to injury, hasn’t played a minute in the NBA just yet despite being drafted back in 2014. But he does have one important athletic achievement to his name – beating pop star Justin Bieber in an arm wrestle. Friday night, Bieber and Embiid apparently hung out at Hyde in Los Angeles and challenged each other to a test of strength. The...
Via College Spun
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Philadelphia ready for Joel Embiid’s Debut?

It’s been an epic journey. Lesser players would have given up long ago. Lesser general managers would have walked away. Both stood their ground. Now it’s up to Philadelphia. Are you ready for Joel Embiid‘s NBA debut? This has taken on a story of legend already.  Before he ever steps foot onto a basketball court, […] Is Philadelphia ready for Joel Embiid’s Debut? - The...
Via The Sixer Sense
9 hours ago

Should the Sixers Keep Carl Landry or Richaun Holmes?

The Philadelphia 76ers may be forced to choose between Carl Landry and Richaun Holmes to slim their roster to 15. Should they choose youth or wisdom? The Philadelphia 76ers have a jam-packed roster going into training camp. An unofficial count of the recent reported signings and free agency acquisitions puts their roster at 21, and they […] Should the Sixers Keep Carl Landry or...
Via The Sixer Sense
11 hours ago

Ben Simmons Will Star In His Own Way

The Philadelphia 76ers long drought of finding a cornerstone player is over in the form of point forward Ben Simmons, but the Draymond Green comparisons are unreasonable. The Philadelphia 76ers will go into the next few years with confidence as long as Ben Simmons is at the forefront of the team. In his summer league […] Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons Will Star In His Own Way...
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11 hours ago

What Should The Philadelphia 76ers Do With Their Big Men?

The Philadelphia 76ers have one too many big men, but what should they do to solve the issue? It is no secret that the Philadelphia 76ers have a logjam in the frontcourt and need to make some changes as the season approaches. The million dollar question remains: what do the Sixers do with their “Big […] What Should The Philadelphia 76ers Do With Their Big Men? - The Sixer Sense...
Via The Sixer Sense
14 hours ago

Celtics reportedly unwilling to give up much for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics’ ongoing quest to find the right deal to cash in on all their assets continues to prove fruitless. According to a report by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, Boston is unwilling to give up much to acquire Sixers center Jahlil Okafor, citing in part concern with Okafor’s various off-court incidents of the last year. The Celtics have been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili talks interest in 76ers before sticking with Spurs

For Manu Ginobili, the Philadelphia 76ers were much more than a leverage piece for more money. It seems odd to think Ginobili might have signed with the rebuilding 76ers as opposed to sticking with the San Antonio Spurs, but it almost happened—which maybe isn’t that surprising considering this is the summer where Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors and Dwyane Wade...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is the 2017 NBA All-Star game coming to Philadelphia?

Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf makes a play to host the NBA 2017 All-Star Game in Philadelphia. The NBA pulled the event from Charlotte, NC because of the city's anti-LGBT legislation. News broke Thursday night that the NBA decided to pull the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC because of the state's anti-LGBT legislation. In turn, Gov...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

What Happens to the Roster Now?

With the addition of two first round draft picks as well as three free agent signings and, finally, the arrival of Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, the Philadelphia 76ers roster is bloated with 18 players. What happens now? On July 15th, Philadelphia 76ers twitter was in a fervor. Croatian star Dario Saric was in Philadelphia, […] Philadelphia 76ers: What Happens to the Roster Now...
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1 day ago

Report: Celtics’ likeliest trade scenario involves Jahlil Okafor

There’s been a ton of talk since the 2015-16 season ended that the Boston Celtics might add an upper-echelon player during the summer. The team was one of the finalists for Kevin Durant before he ultimately opted to sign with the Golden State Warriors. And while Boston did pick up former Atlanta Hawks All-Star Al Horford, rumors suggesting the team isn’t done haven’t quieted...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Positives & Negatives of Philadelphia 76ers in Summer League

Summer League is watched by only the truest of fans. Only the most dedicated take 2 hours out of their summer day to watch a game in which arguably 10% of players on the floor will make the league. You know I absolutely tuned in. Summer League is a league for improvement and a first look at some of the bright new stars in the NBA. How did the 76ers fare? A lot of Ben Simmons coming...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers believe future could be bright after dismal seasons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Without playing a game, the 76ers will still spend this summer in the cellar. No, not because of their offseason. No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons has created a stir in Philly that has the Sixers stealing lazy summer headlines for the first time in years. Dario Saric's arrival from a Turkish league after two years overseas was greeted with cameras and fans mobbing...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas criticizes Ben Simmons for resting during summer league

Ben Simmons didn’t play in the Philadelphia 76ers’ Las Vegas Summer League game on Wednesday, and you can count Isiah Thomas among those who weren’t happy at that. Thomas, who was doing color commentary for NBA TV’s broadcast of the game, was critical of the decision, going as far as to chastise Simmons for not playing and needing a rest after such a brief summer league...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers sign prospect Saric 2 years after draft-night trade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers have signed international prospect Dario Saric two years after they acquired his rights on a draft-night deal. Saric was originally drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft and he was quickly traded to the Sixers for Elfrid Payton. The 22-year-old Saric, a 6-foot-10, 243-pound power forward, played...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia 76ers biggest loss on Thursday had no score

On Thursday night, the Philadelphia 76ers lost a close game to the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 84-81 in the Las Vegas Summer League. While the loss knocked them out of tournament play, it wasn’t close to their biggest loss of the day. Jerami Grant and Ben Simmons both sat out during the game, watching it from the end of the bench with Jahlil Okafor. However, the biggest missing...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas rips Ben Simmons for sitting out games in Summer League

Isiah Thomas is not impressed with Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers decided to rest Simmons in the club’s fourth Summer League game and Thomas wasn’t too pleased with the decision. “He should be playing tonight. You’ve got people coming into the building, they want to watch him play.  He’s a rookie. Taking selfies and signing autographs, I mean you’re 19. Earn...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How will Dario Saric fit in with the Philadelphia 76ers?

The Philadelphia 76ers will finally be signing Dario Saric to a contract for the upcoming season, according to Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly. Saric will come to play for the team after two years of playing for the Turkish professional basketball league. Saric will be a great addition to the team, but one has to wonder what role he will be playing in Philadelphia. Saric has shown...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Colangelo: Sixers ‘absolutely not’ comfortable with three centers

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo made the clearest assessment yet of the team’s plans for their three young big men — namely, somebody’s getting traded. Colangelo told SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday that the team isn’t comfortable having Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, and Joel Embiid all on the roster. He also said, however, that the Sixers wouldn’t make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor rips trade rumors on Twitter

Jahlil Okafor doesn’t like you, sources. The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man took to Twitter recently to clear the air on how he felt about the constant trade rumors: One second I'm reportedly upset to be in Philly, then the next I'm upset about trade rumors and having to leave Philly. — Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) July 11, 2016 Which one is it? Source please confirm...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 76ers' Jerami Grant throws down monster dunk in Summer League

Tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers-Philadelphia 76ers NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was billed as a showdown between the top two picks in this year’s draft: Ben Simmons (76ers) and Brandon Ingram (Lakers). However, nobody told Philly forward Jerami Grant not to steal the show.  Grant just threw down a hellacious dunk on the head of another LA rookie, big man Ivica Zubac. It...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers rookie Simmons dazzles in NBA Summer League

The Philadelphia 76ers recently finished up their final game in the Utah Summer League, and one thing that stood out the most was the impressive skill set of Ben Simmons. Simmons showed why he deserved to be the number one overall pick in the NBA draft, but he still has some things that he has to work on. The one thing that really was impressive about Simmons was his passing...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers forward Dario Saric may remain overseas

It was just recently that it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that young international sensation Dario Saric would be joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the upcoming NBA season. That no longer seems to be the case. Citing sources close to the situation, the Bucks County Courier Times reported on Friday that the former lottery pick may in fact remain in Turkey, primarily due...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers to play Ben Simmons at point guard

Former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie may be gone, but the new regime is already making decisions that could affect the development of No. 1 pick Ben Simmons. Head coach Brett Brown said the team plans to play the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Simmons at point guard in the future. And he was very clear: Not point forward, point guard. “When I say point guard I mean point guard,” Brown...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Brown: 76ers will play Ben Simmons at point guard

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown has lofty expectations for No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons in the coming years. Among other things, he says he expects Simmons to play point guard, though he made it clear that won’t be happening this upcoming season. “He would be all over the place,” Brown said, per Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. “It seems quite reckless to...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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