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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
7 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
9 hours 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

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

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 Associated Press
13 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 Associated Press
16 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 Associated Press
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

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

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
22 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
23 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers to Retire Dolph Schayes’ Number

The Philadelphia 76ers are set to honor the recently deceased Dolph Schayes by retiring his number 4 uniform on Saturday, January 23rd. Schayes was one of the original NBA stars, and really help set the tone for the leagues legitimacy. Nerlens Noel will continue to wear the number 4 on the back of his jersey, however. Noel said: “I take the responsibility of wearing the Sixers...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ish Complicated: How Ish Smith Has Reinvigorated The Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers are finally playing good basketball!Well, kind of.Since acquiring Ish Smith from New Orleans in late December, Philly has won three of its last nine games, an impressive feat considering they managed only one win in their first 31 contests. Smith, the architect of these wins, is a 6'0" career backup who went un-drafted in 2010. On paper he's not exactly...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Police: Jahlil Okafor had gun pointed at his head in October

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor has found himself involved in more than one off-court incident since he was drafted earlier this year, and the details from one of them are quite terrifying. According to an incident report obtained by TMZ, Okafor had a gun pointed at his head outside a nightclub in October. Previous unconfirmed reports indicated that Okafor had a gun drawn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Silver isn’t a fan of 76ers' rebuilding strategy

The 2015-16 Philadelphia 76ers are on pace to be a historically awful team, and the franchise’s struggles are a product of purposeful tanking. NBA commissioner Adam Silver isn’t a fan of the strategy. While appearing on FiveThirtyEight’s “Hot Takedown” podcast (h/t Kurt Helin, PBT), Silver responded to a question if, as the commissioner, he is OK with the way Sam Hinkie...
Via Sportsnaut
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Brown signs two-year extension with Philadelphia 76ers

Front office changes may have hit the Philadelphia 76ers, but coach Brett Brown isn't going anywhere anytime soon.Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported Friday that Brown has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep the coach in Philadelphia through the 2018-2019 hoops season. It is an interesting development since there was shuffling in the team's front office...
Via Yardbarker
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers owner wants to sell, buy NFL London franchise

Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris reportedly is interested in selling off his NBA franchise and trading up for the NFL’s first London team, according to Mitch Lawrence of Forbes. “Philadelphia Sixers billionaire owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer are gunning to own the first NFL team in London, industry sources tell Forbes. ‘They’re more interested in getting...
Via Sportsnaut
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Dario Saric expected to play for the 76ers next season

Good news, Philadelphia basketball fans: Help is on the way!Croatian superstar Dario Saric will be joining the 76ers next season, according to his father. Father of Dario Šarić confirmed that his son will play next year for @Sixers . — Vedran Modrić (@vedranmo) December 2, 2015 Saric, the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, has been tentative about joining the Sixers...
Via Yardbarker
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Comedian Hannibal Buress blocks the 76ers on Twitter

It doesn't look like professional sports and Twitter are meshing too well in Philadelphia these days.First, Brandon Graham earned his own hashtag after blocking some unmeasurable number of followers.Then, there was the exchange between the 76ers' account and comedian Hannibal Buress. Please don't tweet me. Blocked. https://t.co/GWb74dIvhK — Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess...
Via Yardbarker
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jahlil Okafor fight video No. 2 released

Jahlil Okafor appears to have punched and gone after multiple people during his street brawl outside a Boston nightclub last week. TMZ published some footage last week that allegedly showed the No. 3 overall pick violently shoving one person and sending another to the ground with a punch. You can see that video here. On Wednesday, TMZ released another video that apparently shows...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jahlil Okafor stopped for driving 108 mph

It’s not been a good week for Jahlil Okafor. News broke Sunday morning that the Philadelphia 76ers rookie center was reportedly arrested for driving 108 miles per hour on the Ben Franklin Bridge about three weeks ago, per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. This news comes just days after it was revealed Okafor had gotten into a street fight with hecklers. During that...
Via Sportsnaut
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

What the eventual arrival of Dario Saric will mean for 76ers

Trust the process. Across social media and the fronts of t-shirts, this is the statement Philadelphians are clinging to. Waiting, sometimes impatiently, for success that hasn't come since A.I. Sam Hinkie has given the team some hope during his tenure, drafting promising players such as Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. However, none of his draft choices have had immediate positive...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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