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Sixers teaching leadership lessons to Joel Embiid

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- There is only so much that Joel Embiid can do physically as he rehabs his right foot following surgery to repair a broken navicular bone. He can’t put pressure on the foot, he can’t run, and he of course can’t yet participate in any sort of contact activities. In other words, the young center from the University of...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Complete list of NBA players that have torn their ACL since 1970

If seems like several times a season we are subject to prominent NBA players injuring their ACL's, and missing a chunk of time as a result. The player's ability to get back to full-form after such an injury is always a concern, especially in older players, and it can be a scary sight to see.Now, thanks to The ACL Recovery Club, we have a complete compiled list of all NBA players...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie of the Year now Andrew Wiggins' to win

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.  -- These young guys can't catch a break.  The 2014 NBA Draft was one of the most highly-hyped drafts in recent memory. The depth of its talent pool drew comparisons to the famed ’84 and ’96 drafts as it seemed to be bursting with potential stars. There were several players who could have been the top pick in other...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels block causes a concussion

Check out the original story from Philly.com, here.-- Fans attending NBA games have relatively little to worry about. They don’t generally have to be concerned with objects flying at their face like in baseball, and they aren’t subject to Mother Nature as most attending NFL games are. Aside from another Ron Artest-like event, NBA fans haven’t had too much impinge on their...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams left off of ESPN's top 25 under 25 list

Check out the original article, from Philly.com, here.-- Recently, ESPN released a list ranking the top 25 players in the NBA under the age of 25. The list was chalk full of young studs and franchise cornerstones like Anthony Davis, Demarcus Cousins, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, and Paul George, as well as up-and-comers like Andrew Wiggins, Dante Exum, and Julius Randle. Even Sixers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko trade smart for Sixers

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- Regardless of if Andrei Kirilenko plays a single second for the Sixers this season, the trade the team made to acquire him from Brooklyn was a smart move. For Brooklyn the move was all about shedding salary. The Nets are desperately trying to trade away some salary and potentially gain back some assets, as the franchise’s...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers/Nets discussing trade involving Andrei Kirilenko

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- The Sixers have a lot of salary cap space, and according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski they are trying to use some of it. Image from rt.com According to Wojnarowski, the Sixers are working on a deal with the Nets that would send forward Andrei Kirilenko, who is in the final year of a $3.3 million contract, to Philadelphia...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Covington is emerging for the struggling Sixers

Check out the original article in its entirety from Philly.com, here.-- One of the biggest benefits of the Sixers’ current approach to rebuilding is the team’s ability to try out talent for future fit. By taking the emphasis off of individual game results in the present, the Sixers can use their 240 minutes of allotted court time each game to test out and evaluate players; a...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid and Steven Adams make a normal-sized man look really small

Joel Embiid and Steven Adams are tall. The man standing directly between them while they were having a post-game chat after the Thunder bested the Sixers in Philadelphia, is not.Photo taken by Michael Kaskey-BlomainIn reality, the man, who looked very surprised to have his picture taken, was probably of average height. He was just dwarfed by the two NBA big men.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams is putting up some big numbers

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- After a shaky start to his sophomore season, Michael Carter-Williams has been playing some much better ball as of late, and he has been posting some solid statistics. Image from USAtoday.com The reigning Rookie of the Year missed the first seven games of the season after being sidelined all summer following shoulder surgery...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sixers love narrowly avoiding the history books

On March 30th, the Sixers defeated Detroit for their first win in 27 attempts.  Had the Sixers lost that Saturday game to the Pistons, they would have broken the record for the longest losing streak in NBA history. Instead, with a win, the Sixers only tied the record for longest losing streak and thus are not all alone in bad NBA-team history books.  Image from thesportsquotent...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba's killer crossover

Kemba Walker possess one of the best crossovers in the NBA today. Hands down. There's no debate. You could argue about his ability as a pure point guard, or squabble about his shot, but when it comes to his crossover, there is no argument. The thing is lethal. Just ask Nikola Mirotic.Cold.Kemba's cross is one of the few good things the Hornets have going for them this season, as...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA All-Star jerseys unveiled

The 2015 NBA All-Star jerseys were released by Adidas today, and they are.. simple.  2015 NBA East All-Star Jersey2015 NBA West All-Star Jersey The jerseys have a nice, crisp look. I'm a fan of the minimalist approach.  Running down the side of the jerseys are five separate stars, each representing one of New York City's five boroughs:  Last but not least, the jerseys...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers become first NBA team to partner with DraftKings

Via the Sixers:  PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 2, 2014 – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that DraftKings, Inc. is the team’s Official Daily Fantasy Game Partner. DraftKings, a United States-based company, offers fans a variety of daily and weekly fantasy sports contests for cash prizes, with awards immediately following each game. With the announcement, the Sixers...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony should have signed with the Chicago Bulls

Carmelo Anthony was apparently very close to signing with the Chicago Bulls this past summer. He eventually ended up staying in New York, but a case can be made that he should have signed with Chicago.The Bulls as currently constructed, even without Carmelo, are one of the East's top teams, and along with the Cavaliers, are the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference in the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dario Saric named Euroleague MVP for the month of November

Some good news for the Sixers, sort of. At least their lottery pick is playing well.. elsewhere.Image from standingosports.comSaric was named Euroleague MVP for the month of November with averages of 15.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest. He is the youngest player ever to receive the monthly Euroleague award.Saric isn't expected to come over to join the Sixers for at least two...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers force and commit a lot of turnovers

Check out the entire article, from Philly.com, here.-- The Sixers are far from one of the NBA’s best teams on paper, but they have also been sabotaging their own best efforts at competing with tons of turnovers. It is often believed in basketball that the team that controls the turnover battle puts themselves in the best position to win the game, and the Sixers have been doing...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

That time Nelly described how great it was to be Nelly

Being Cornell Haynes, aka Nelly, in the early 2000's was probably pretty sweet.On the heels of the success of his breakout classic Country Grammar, Nelly was one of the most popular artists in hip-hop, and his popularity even crossed over industries, as the St. Louis rapper was featured in movies and television shows, and he even launched a clothing label or two.Image from commandtalent...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers to host sneaker conference Shoetopia prior to Saturday's game against Dallas

Last March, Shoetopia, D.C.'s premier sneaker conference, took over the Wells Fargo Center for a Saturday Afternoon prior to a Sixer showdown with Detroit. Photo taken by Michael Kaskey-Blomain at ShoetopiaI attended and covered the event, which proved to be an excellent atmosphere for sneaker enthusiasts, better known as sneakerheads, to buy, sell, barter, and just admire some...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Caption this photo of Michael Carter-Williams and Evan Turner

"Don't worry, you guys will win one eventually."@therealmikekb two guys with broken jump shots have a laugh about getting paid millions— Philadunkia (@philadunkia) November 25, 2014@therealmikekb Glad to see you're not suited up tonight, Michael.— Tom Blomain (@TomBlomain) November 25, 2014I made it out fam, soon you will too. RT@therealmikekb: Caption this photo: pic.twitter...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams' early second season struggles for the Sixers

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- Michael Carter-Williams continues to round in to shape after May shoulder surgery kept him sidelined for the summer and greatly hindered his ability to work on and improve aspects of his game. The reigning Rookie of the Year has played in less than 10 games so far this season and thus it is too early to make any sort of...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels should start for the Sixers this season

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- K.J. McDaniels first tattoo was his initials, K.J., on his left bicep. He got the ink the summer after he had completed eighth grade. Situated slightly below his initials on that same arm is another tattoo that reads ‘Gods Will’ in a cursive font. While McDaniels’ upper body is covered in ink, those two tattoos...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Richardson expects to play this season

Check out the original article, from Philly.com, here.-- Although he hasn’t played in an NBA game in almost two years, Jason Richardson remains signed to the Sixers, and despite the widely-held belief that he may stay sidelined for the entire season, the former Slam Dunk Champion has other intentions. When asked prior to the Sixers’ loss to the Celtics Wednesday at the Wells...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe thinks that the Kentucky Wildcats would beat the Sixers in a seven-game series

Ha-ha. The age old argument of if a college team could beat a professional team. Funny that this debate rages on every time a college team is really good, or a professional team is exceptionally bad. The answer is, of course, that the professional team would prevail, but hey, people like silly arguments.Check out the original article, from Philly.com, here.-- Despite the Sixers...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Turner has a cool E.T.-themed chain

Evan Turner, by nature of his name and not because he looks sort of like an alien, is often referred to as E.T. Sharing in the nickname E.T. is popular film alien, E.T. Thus, it is only logical that E.T. (Turner) would get an E.T. (alien) chain. Because of the whole E.T. thing.The chain is pretty cool though:Image from balldontlie.com
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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