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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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lil B accepts invite to tryout for Sixers’ D-League team

    “Hoop Life mixtape i’mma try it out/I’mma try out, tryna’ make a route Up in the club like Dirk Nowitzki/See me on the court if you wanna diss me Lets play a game of 21, its really fun/I got half court shots and I’ll post you up” These are just a few of the bars that Bay Area rapper Lil B famously spat in his notorious diss track of Thunder superstar Kevin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Powerful, Fast and Reliable Internet for All Students in the Home

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post as a part of a campaign I’m doing with Verizon FiOS in Philadelphia. #FiOSPhilly Today’s Internet has brought about improvements in science, technology, communication and entertainment, but it has also brought about tremendous improvement in the educational aspect as well. Lecturers uses the Internet to supplement their lectures, also […]
Via Philly Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirilenko elected head of Russian basketball

MOSCOW (AP) Former NBA player Andrei Kirilenko has been elected president of the troubled Russian Basketball Federation. The ex-Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets small forward, who spent 13 seasons in the NBA, was elected unopposed at a conference Tuesday in Moscow - hours after his only rival, Russian national team general manager Dmitry Domani, withdrew from the contest. Kirilenko takes...
Via AP on Fox
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: The Point Guard Rotation

(Dec. 12, 2014 – Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America) By Myles Stedman: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Recently, we published an article on the Philadelphia 76ers’ starting lineup and rotation for next year. Now, we’ll take an in-depth look at one of their more stacked positions; point guard… Besides center, point guard is the positions where they are most interesting...
Via HoopStuff
8 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
8 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 Bloguin Best
8 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...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers center Embiid to miss season following foot surgery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is expected to miss the season following a second surgery on his right foot. Embiid's recovery should take five to eight months, the same timeframe the center was given following the first surgery last year. The Sixers were cautious with their prized prospect and held him out for the entire season. Team president Sam Hinkie...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks add depth to bench, sign 13-year veteran Richardson

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard-forward Jason Richardson. Richardson, a 13-year veteran, played in 19 games with the Philadelphia 76ers last season. He averaged 9.1 points before his season was shortened by a knee injury. When healthy, the 34-year-old Richardson has been an effective scorer. His career average is 17.1 points, including three seasons over 20 points...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Philadelphia 76ers continue their rebuilding efforts in the Eastern Conference, the team continued to solidify their youth movement. With the emergence of players like Nerlens Noel and Robert Covington along with adding rookie center Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia looks like an interesting team in the upcoming season. Check out some of their best highlights from last season in...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks sign ex-Badgers player Marcus Landry to free-agent deal

The Bucks have signed 29-year-old free-agent forward Marcus Landry, a Milwaukee native and former University of Wisconsin player. The team announced the move on Monday afternoon. After starring in high school at Milwaukee Vincent, Landry played four years for the Badgers and went undrafted after college. He's played professionally in the NBA, the D-League and overseas since his Wisconsin...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
12 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
13 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
13 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to Break the Silence

I sat on this post for 24 hours to wait and see if my anger / extreme disappointment with the 76ers franchise and their continued silence on the Joel Embiid surgery front would subside.  Needless to say it has not, so it’s time for a rant. On Tuesday fellow Philadunkia scribe Michael Kaskey-Blomain authored a well crafted post on the questions created by the delays in Joel...
Via Philadunkia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor and Dario Saric have a history

When Dario Saric eventually joins the 76ers, potentially next summer, it will not be his first time competing with Philadelphia's most recent prized pick, Jahlil Okafor.Back in 2013, both Okafor and Saric participated in the FIBA U19 World Games in the Czech Republic. Okafor represented the United States, while Saric played for Croatia. Both players were named to the All-Tournament...
Via Around the Arc
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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