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2016 Naismith Hall of Fame finalists announced

The 2016 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame finalists were announced on Friday, and it was hard not to notice three big names in NBA history are among the finalists. On top of the list were two of the best big men of their era in Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming, while one of the toughest point guards to ever play the game in Allen Iverson also appears at the top of the list of finalists...
Via The Comeback
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal headline finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Both are in their first year of eligibility. Allen Iverson and Newark native Shaquille O'Neal headline the list of 14 finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016, which was announced on Friday.  Iverson led the Sixers to six playoff appearances after being chosen with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, including winning...
Via NJ.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The top NBA All-Star moments since 2000

NBA All-Star Weekend has a rich history and a plethora of unforgettable NBA All-Star moments, from the memorable dunk contests featuring Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Spud Webb and Dr. J, to name a few, to the three-point competition in which Larry Bird called game before the game even started. Since All-Star Weekend history is usually reserved for the older crowd, we here...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘The X-Files’ takes a shot at the Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the easiest teams to make fun of in sports, so it should never come as a surprise when somebody decides to take a jab at them. The X-Files did just that. The episode that aired Monday night featured Mulder and Scully in Philadelphia. This led to the pair talking about the Sixers not being able to find the rim. The Sixers responded with the following...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers and StubHub are changing the ticket game

The Philadelphia 76ers may have trouble selling tickets to basketball games (even with tickets lower than the costs of beer), but that will not prevent them from attempting to be innovative with the way fans can purchase their tickets. The Sixers announced a new business partnership today that will make StubHub the new official ticketing partner of the NBA franchise and will introduce...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reacts: 8 is Enough

Brooklyn Nets 98 FinalRecap | Box Score 103 Philadelphia 76ers Nerlens Noel, PF 32 MIN | 8-11 FG | 0-0 3FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 4 STL | 3 BLK | 3 TO | 18 PTS | -3 +/-A quick start (4 pts. in early 1st Q) lead to a big night for #4. He also had 4 pts. in the 2nd & 3rd Q’s. Talk about balanced scoring. I thought his on-ball defense was solid last night. His dive to...
Via Philadunkia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets-76ers Preview

The Brooklyn Nets have won back-to-back games just twice this season. The most recent instance came two months ago against the Philadelphia 76ers. Joe Johnson and the Nets look to build on their best performance of the season and beat the 76ers again in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams Saturday night. The only thing preventing Brooklyn (13-38) from being at the bottom...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Pontius embracing “fresh start” with the Philadelphia Union after long stint at DC United

  It has been a difficult few seasons for Chris Pontius. The talented winger has been out injured a lot and found it difficult to keep up fitness. He started his career with a lot of promise at D.C. United but has been unable to play to his best ability due to injury setback. The player feels that a fresh start with the Philadelphia Union will help kick-start his career and get...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hudson hoops great O'Koren heads Hudson Catholic 2016 HOF class

Hudson County basketball legend Mike O'Koren, a three-time All-America at North Carolina who played eight NBA seasons, headlines Hudson Catholic's 2016 Hall of Fame class. Hudson County basketball legend Mike O'Koren, a three-time All-American at North Carolina who played eight NBA seasons, and five others have been selected to the Hudson Catholic...
Via NJ.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

After squandering 24 point lead, Warriors beat 76ers 108-105

The Golden State Warriors traveled to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The Warriors who came in as the best team in the NBA, while the Sixers came in as the worst team in the league. The Warriors squandered a 24 point lead but with less than second left Harrison Barnes hit a three point shot which helped Golden State escape with a 108...

Draymond Green admits to chasing triple-double against Sixers

Prior to Saturday's game between the Warriors and Sixers, you wouldn't have been alone in thinking Golden State would win the game comfortably. However, that wasn't the case as the Warriors needed a three-pointer from Harrison Barnes with less than second to go in regulation to escapee Philadelphia with a 108-105 victory. After leading at halftime 73-54, the Warriors were surprisingly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes' late 3-pointer lifts Warriors over 76ers, 108-105

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining and the Golden State Warriors escaped with a 108-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Klay Thompson had 32 points and Stephen Curry scored 23 points for the Warriors, who nearly blew a 24-point second-half lead. Draymond Green added 10 points and 13 rebounds for Golden State, which opened...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers were denied chance to talk to Kristaps Porzingis

Agents taking control of their clients’ draft situation is nothing new in sports. Agents are paid to set the demands for teams that wish to draft their client in all sports, from baseball to football to hockey and basketball. The draft process of Kristaps Porzingis was pretty much handled precisely to get him drafted by the New York Knicks, much to the possible chagrin of the...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ish Smith Effect

The Sixers began this season miserably. Everyone expected a poor start by the team considering the injuries to the point guards and Robert Covington. Still, not many anticipated a start that was as disastrous as the 1-30 beginning to this 2015-16 season. The record was horrible but somehow it seemed like the team was playing worse than their record. The Sixers looked lost on both...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers watch Nicki Minaj watch them win

PHILADELPHIA — Nicki Minaj took a seat near the 76ers' bench and watched the worst team in the NBA hit the top of the scoring chart.Well, maybe not.The superstar rapper seemed a bit preoccupied while the Sixers put the ball through the (hoopty hoopty) hoop."Everytime I looked over she was looking at herself in the mirror," guard Nik Stauskas said. "I don't think she was really...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith, Covington lift suddenly decent 76ers past Phoenix

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ish Smith had 20 points and nine assists and Robert Covington scored 19 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 113-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Once 1-30 on Dec. 23 and challenging for the worst record in NBA history, the Sixers have since gone 6-9 and might not even end up with the worst record in the league. The Sixers led almost the entire...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

For 76ers, this is what 'state-of-the-art' looks like in Camden

The 125,000-square-foot building will be the largest practice facility in the NBA. Watch video CAMDEN -- While it remains a work in progress, the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday released a digital rendering of what its new "state-of-the-art" training facility coming to the Camden waterfront later this year is expected to look...
Via NJ.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Storm Postponed games in Philadelphia

Philadelphia PA: As the city of Philadelphia prepares for the first major snowstorm of 2016, it has forced a lot of games on Saturday to be postponed and they are the Following: Villanova vs Providence at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday at Noon been Postponed to Sunday at 1PM on FOX ICYMI: Due to the […]
Via Philly Sports Live
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Potential trade targets

The NBA trade deadline is approaching, and the Philadelphia 76ers have a chance to really shake up the team roster with some trades. The 76ers have accumulated multiple assets in the past few years, including players and draft picks that could be traded next month. Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel will definitely be traded if the 76ers make a trade. Noel and Okafor haven’t connected...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Something to Talk About…

After their convincing win last night in Orlando over the Oladipo-less Magic, the 76ers (6-38) are now 2-2 in their last four games. In fact if not for a horrific free throw shooting performance (13-25 = 52%) in their MLK Day matinee game against the Knicks, Brett Brown’s squad would be 3-1 in their last four games and riding a three game winning streak. While a friendlier schedule...
Via Philadunkia
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How many wins would the Sixers have with a full year of Ish Smith?

The Wish For IshThe short answer: assuming he didn't get hurt, 12. But the long answer is more fun. Let's get into it.Tonight in Orlando, the Sixers got their sixth win of the year against 38 losses, and their first against an Eastern Conference opponent. Beyond the obvious fact that any Sixers win is notable, this one was memorable due to just how many players contributed, especially...
Via Five Tool Tool
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton's double-double not enough for Magic in loss to 76ers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jahlil Okafor scored 20 points, Ish Smith had 13 points and 11 assists and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 96-87 on Wednesday night.Hollis Thompson added 17 points and Isaiah Canaan scored 15 for Philadelphia, which has won two of three to get to six wins on the season.Elfrid Payton led Orlando with 21 points and 10 assists, but the Magic were...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Okafor scores 20 as 76ers beat Magic 96-87

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Jahlil Okafor scored 20 points, Ish Smith had 13 points and 11 assists and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 96-87 on Wednesday night. Hollis Thompson added 17 points and Isaiah Canaan scored 15 for Philadelphia, which has won two of three to get to six wins on the season. Elfrid Payton led Orlando with 21 points and 10 assists, but the Magic were...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ish Smith: The Ultimate Journeyman Finds a Home

A diminutive point guard out of Wake Forest, Ish Smith has traveled all across the NBA in search of the right team. He has been traded, waived, brought back, traded and waived again by multiple teams. But it appears that Ish Smith has finally found a home, and it’s with the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers. In 2010, Ish Smith went un-drafted, then signed as a free agent with...
Via The Lottery Mafia
24 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers weighing options ahead of trade deadline

The Philadelphia 76ers look like a team that could use a nice trade. Hence why the team’s name continues to pop up in the news with less than a month to go before the February 18 trade deadline. The 76ers have just five wins this year, as in that number after four but before six. Five times the 76ers have walked off the court winners since the end of October while suffering 38...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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