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Tony Wroten wants the 76ers to wear some throwback jerseys

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.--With two NBA titles to their name since they moved to Philadelphia and multiple other Finals appearances, the Sixers have history. In the face of what is set to be another struggle of a season for the Sixers, third-year guard Tony Wroten wants to re-live some of that history in the form of throwback uniforms. Image from Hoop76...
Via Around the Arc
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jalen Rose Says Chris Webber Owes Fab 5 an Apology

In a recent interview, Jalen Rose spoke about Fab 5 member Chris Webber, who was noticeably missing from the popular 30 for 30 documentary on the group, saying that he needs to apologize to his teammates and the university for what happened. How do you feel about the new Fab Five documentary Chris Webber is going to do? JR: It’s not a legitimate documentary if the other four guys...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers sign former St. John's forward JaKarr Sampson

The 76ers have signed former St. John’s forward JaKarr Sampson to a partially guaranteed contract, an NBA source told the Inquirer's Keith Pompey. St. John’s coach Steve Lavin sent this tweet on the topic: Congrats @KarrSampson14 on signing with @Sixers! #sjubb #GoJohnnies. The Sixers have not made an announcement.
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Hangs Out With Allen Iverson (Photo)

V.A.’s finest and the reigning NBA MVP got together recently to exchange stories about what it’s like to drop 50 in any random arena on any given night. Kevin Durant posted a photo to his Instagram with him and the pound-for-pound best ever in NBA circles, Allen Iverson. Durant like so many NBA players of today, revered Iverson for changing the game and his reckless style of...
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: 76ers’ Nerlens Noel Crashes Couple’s Wedding

Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel played wedding crasher on Friday, snapping a selfie with the bride, groom and their wedding party. Noel shared the picture on his Instagram account with the caption: “One man Wedding Crasher! #Congrats.”  The post Photo: 76ers’ Nerlens Noel Crashes Couple’s Wedding appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
Via Basketball Bicker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers to open camp Sept. 30 at Richard Stockton College

It's official: The Sixers will hold training camp at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway Township this year. Training camp will begin Tuesday, Sept. 30, and extend through Saturday, Oct. 4. Currently, the Sixers have 16 players under contract, though Joel Embiid and Pierre Jackson are recovering from offseason surgeries and are not ready to return to the hardwood...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers predicted to be worst NBA team of all time

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.--USA Today began rolling out their ‘NBA Watchability Rankings’ for 2014-15 this week, and it’s safe to say that they don’t have very high expectations for the Sixers this season. The publication ranked Philadelphia’s franchise as the 30th, or least watchable team in the league for the upcoming season, citing their roster...
Via Around the Arc
8 days ago  |  Discuss

George Karl’s Harsh Words on the 76ers

“What is happening in Philadelphia should not be called ‘tanking’; rather, it should be called ‘destruction.’  The Sixers are at least three to five years away from even being a respectful — respectful — NBA roster.  They are worse than they were at the end of last year.  Three of the five starters barely played last season.  I understand building around talent...
Via Philadunkia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers lack veteran leadership

Check out the original article from Philly.com here.--Over the past fifteen months the SIxers have transformed from a middling team strapped with some chunky contracts for sub-star players to an extremely young team with copious cap space and financial flexibility. Outside of a couple older outliers, the team’s lineup could pass as a college roster, and the team’s highest paid...
Via Around the Arc
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mixtape Monday: Tony Wroten

One of the most unheralded young guards in the league, Tony Wroten incredible array of highlights could call for could make mixtapes longer than the Golden Gate Bridge. In need of some entertainment? Look no further than the mixtape of Tony Wroten. Filled to the brim with crafty, ankle-breaking crossovers filled with little remorse for the opponent, Wroten’s mix will leave you...
Via The League News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Hits The ‘Schmoney’ Dance In Philly Streets (Video)

Joel “Schmurda” Embiid is in Philadelphia, and took time out from his rehab to randomly hit us with his version of the ‘Schmoney’ dance. 76ers fans can’t wait until Embiid can catch a body on the court. I’ll let my readers be the judge.
Via Thacover2
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers coach Brett Brown says Dario Saric is NBA ready now

The Sixers aren’t interested in winning in the immediate future, preferring instead to acquire assets and young talent that has a chance to be special for years to come. The team has jettisoned all of its relevant veteran players to proceed with its rebuilding project, which favors player development above all else, the hope being that the dividends will be huge in the future...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid Fly to Spain to Support Dario Saric

The Philadelphia 76ers are still a couple of years away from being competitive in the Eastern Conference, but Michael Carter-Williams is doing everything he can to accelerate that process. The reigning Rookie of the Year went down to Brooklyn for the NBA Draft this year to support his new teammates, and now he’s doing the same at the FIBA World Cup. No. 12 overall pick Dario Saric...
Via Standing O Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Expectations And Michael Carter-Williams

When the Philadelphia 76ers took Michael Carter-Williams with the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, no one was really sure what to expect. The 6’6” point guard out of Syracuse had been on general manager Sam Hinkie’s radar, but no one was sure how high on the team’s draft board Carter-Williams really was, especially after the […] Philadelphia 76ers: Expectations And Michael...
Via NBA Draft Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: The Masters of Tanking

Photo Credit: solecollector.com   What’s your view on the Philadelphia 76ers? Because the rest of the world don’t exactly class the Sixers as a championship calibre team. On the court, the Sixers aren’t the best to watch right now, and to be honest, they haven’t been for a couple seasons. The last two seasons combined the Philadelphia 76ers have a 53-111 record, not great...
Via Pass The Pill
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Will the Scoring & Wins Come From?

The possibility of a fewer wins in the 2014-15 season for the 76ers has become a harsh reality in the recent weeks.  The departure of Thaddeus Young has put this team in a spot where in addition to scoring and defense, reliability and leadership have now been added to list of major concerns for this 2014-15 roster.  For most of 2013-14, players such as Young (17.9 PPG), Evan...
Via Philadunkia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Injury Update: GM Sam Hinkie on rebuilding

The rebuilding process was further cemented when Thaddeus Young was traded to the Timberwolves for a first-round pick in 2015, along with Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved As the rebuilding process continues for the 76ers, who won just 19 games last season, the team signed first round draft pick Joel Embiid. Michael Carter-Williams , Nerlens Noel and Embiid could be a solid foundation...
Via NBA Injury News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Sign Hasheem Thabeet

Chicago Bulls: Sign Hasheem Thabeet By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers for well basically zilch, however the 76ers then waived him, so he is a free agent and is an excellent fit for the Chicago Bulls, who should sign him. He would fill their biggest and only need on the roster and since they...
Via HoopStuff
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Room For Improvement For New Sixer Alexey Shved

It turns out that the Philadelphia 76ers were involved in the trade that sent Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Just, Philadelphia’s participation didn’t look like what people thought it would. When the Love-Wiggins trade talks were preliminary rumors, it was believed that the Sixers would send veteran power forward [...
Via NBA Draft Blog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hinkie: Acquiring 1st Round Pick Was Key To Trade For 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers acquired a first round pick along with Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved in exchange for Thaddeus Young. The 76ers will likely receive the pick, which is originally belong to the Miami Heat, in 2015. "There were several components [that were enticing] and one is the first-round pick held by Miami," Hinkie said in a conference call yesterday. "...
Via RealGM
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Will Be Co-MVP Of The NBA Alongside Rihanna According To Joel Embiid (In NBA 2K15)

The above picture is Joel Embiid’s Twitter profile image because he is awesome. It seems that Joel Embiid’s pursuit of Rihanna will not end in our reality. Joel is prepared to take his wooing of RiRi from Twitter to the virtual hardwood. Move over LeBron, it’s Rihanna’s turn to get the Embiid-recruiting treatment. The Sixers rookie, and Twitter phenom, recently came across...
Via Next Impulse Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The 76ers' tanking could mean bonuses for all of their players

The 11 players currently on the Philadelphia 76ers are owed $24.25 million combined next season, or in clearer terms, about $1 million less than Amar’e Stoudemire will get from the New York Knicks. The team, which traded its most established player (Thaddeus Young) this weekend, is terrible, poised to challenge the 1972-73 Sixers for the worst record in NBA history. But the players...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Gm Wants Joel Embiid To Help Him Get Twitter Followers

Philadelphia 76ers Gm Sam Hinkie is not the most popular guy in town right now, and can could use a spike in his approval rating. Hinkie addressed the media Tuesday via conference call to discuss the organizations part in the trade that sent Thaddeus Young to the Timberwolves for another first-round pick. During the conversation Joel Embiid’s social media and Twitter popularity...
Via Thacover2
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders gives fans 'Get Out of Work' note for event

After an arduous, drawn-out process that seemed to last an eternity, the Minnesota Timberwolves will at long last officially introduce Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young, the players the team acquired in its long-awaited trade of disgruntled star Kevin Love. The team did announce the acquisitions in a newspaper ad shortly after the deal […] The post Flip Saunders...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel’s Rookie of the Year odds are 6/1

Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel sat out all of the 2013-14 season as he was recovering from an ACL injury that he suffered at Kentucky. Noel missed his entire rookie season and will now be a rookie this upcoming season. If the summer league was any indication of how good Noel can be then he could be Rookie of the Year. Unlike last year’s rookie class, this year’s class...
Via Total Sports Live
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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