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Summer School: Tony Wroten

There is no denying that the relationships between NBA players on and off-the-court has changed over the last 15 years.  In this era of AAU basketball, powerhouse sports agents, mega sneaker contracts and social media, the majority of today’s NBA stars are well connected to each other and former players.  Thus, tey have no problem texting an on-the-court rival for advice or...
Via Philadunkia
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Rumors: Minnesota interested in Thaddeus Young

At this point it's unclear how close we are to a resolution in the Kevin Love saga, but we've heard plenty of rumors in the meantime. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers may be finding themselves in the thick of things.Stein reports that the Wolves have interest in Sixers forward Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for Love should they decide to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel will be reunited on court this season for the Sixers

Finally. Nerlens Noel had to sit on the sideline for a season, but after over a year of anticipation, he made his debut this summer and showed signs. Good signs.Sixers' reigning Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, and Noel were AAU teammates back in the day in Boston, and come late October, they will be reunited on the hardwood as they both suit up for the Sixers.The...
Via Around the Arc
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Legends of Summer…76ers Style

Long before the NBA’s marketing juggernaut placed it’s time, money and television network fully behind the Orlando Pro Summer League and the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, the only time a hoop head like me got to watch his favorite pro ballers in the off-season was on the rare occasion where one of them would drop in for a run at the local summer Pro Am.   Back in the day...
Via Philadunkia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Is Sam Hinkie Lucky Or A Genius?

Philadelphia 76ers: Is Sam Hinkie Lucky Or A Genius? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The man who runs the 76ers, Sam Hinkie is either lucky or a genius. There is no middle. Which one is he? Let me walk you through this, but I am leaning towards lucky and clueless. Yes he seems to be an excellent drafter, but was it luck? In the Michael Carter Williams draft, he...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Injury Update: Joel Embiid's surgeon optimistic about center's future

The Philadelphia 76ers went into the off season with more questions than answers following a dismal 19-win season, which included a 26-game losing streak. The Sixers have had solid play in the summer league from Nerlens Noel. The hope is that Noel, along with Michael Carter-Williams and this year's first round draft pick Joel Embiid, that the Sixers have something to build upon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid humorously hollers at Kim Kardashian on Twitter

Joel Embiid's Kim Kardashian Twitter holler is the best Kanye West diss.
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Surgeon: A Return This Year is Possible

photo credit: /Robin Craft/ Flickr.com via Photopin.com NBA- The surgeon who performed surgery on Philadelphia 76ers rookie (C) Joel Embiid said on Wednesday that it’s a possibility that Embiid may still be able to play in the 2014-2015 season. The surgeon, who name is Dr. Richard Ferkel, told reporters “It’s certainly possible that he could come back this season,” Dr. Richard...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers fan gets ’2015 NBA Champs’ tattoo on his ass (photo)

A Philadelphia 76ers fan, apparently undeterred by the fact the team suffered through a colossally miserable season during the 2013-14 NBA regular season campaign, staggering to a horrible 19-63 record — the second-worst record in the league — went out and put his money where his, uh, butt is by getting a “2015 National Champs” […] The post Philadelphia 76ers fan gets ’2015...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Impact of Nerlens Noel

For Philadunkia nation, the Orlando Pro Summer League is worth watching for many reasons.  We get the chance to see our 2014 high 2nd round draft picks take the floor.  We get to see Travis Bader, the 3-point specialist, fight for a spot on the team.  Fans also get to see the emergence of high-flying, St. Joe’s product Ronald Roberts, Jr. making highlight reel plays. All of...
Via Philadunkia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can Sixers Get For Absorbing Lin?

Recent reports from ESPN’s Chris Broussard and Liberty Ballers’ Jake Fischer have singled out Philadelphia as an increasingly-likely destination for international sensation Jeremy Lin and his “poison-pill” contract. In Sam Hinkie’s year-long quest to stockpile assets, he has repeatedly shown a willingness to eat unwanted deals (see: Granger, Danny & White, Royce), so...
Via Fightin For Philly
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Could Be Heading to Philadelphia

With superstars LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony on the free agent market, teams all across the NBA are looking to unload some cap space and clear up some room for either of the duo on their squads. The Houston Rockets are one of those teams, and have the contract of Jeremy Lin — who is due to make $15 million this season — on their payroll. The Rockets are reportedly  trying...
Via Fightin For Philly
26 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers draft Joel Embiid with No. 3 pick

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Joel Embiid with the third overall pick in the NBA Draft. Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his right foot and underwent surgery last Friday.  He will need four to six months to fully recover. Embiid, a native of Cameroon, averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this past season as a freshman at Kansas. Embiid was unable to attend...
Via Sports-Glory
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The 76ers logo: Now with more Ben Franklin!

Professional sports teams tinker and make adjustments to their logo’s all the time.  The Philadelphia 76ers just made a change that I’m sure many fans will like. In the photo courtesy of RealGM, the 76ers have added a dribbling Benjamin Franklin as their secondary logo. I think it’s kind of cool.
Via Thacover2
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel pays $10K in child support, not sure if he's the dad

Nerlens Noel hasn’t played in a minute in the NBA, but he is already dealing with NBA off the court style issues. Noel didn’t wrap up and had a baby by a woman who he had no intention of being with. Then because he either didn’t have the proper legal advice or just was trying to do the right thing, he signed paperwork acknowledging that he was the father of the child. He was...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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