Feb 19, 2013, 10:33 AM EST
Not only did Jrue Holiday show he’s one of the best young point guards in the NBA at the All-Star Game down in Houston over the weekend, he also showed he’s one of the most multitalented by absolutely killing a version of a Rihanna song. It was a fake love song compilation that was played…
Feb 18, 2013, 11:29 AM EST
There are two types of people in this world: those who enjoy life, and those who enjoy sweatpants. Luckily for you, I prefer the latter, and spent my entire Saturday night on my couch, knuckle deep in a bag of Doritos, watching every minute of the NBA’s annual semi-interesting, kind of lame, sort of amazing,…
Feb 17, 2013, 11:41 PM EST
As a 22-year-old first-timer (and third-stringer) at the All-Star Game, all you can really hope to do is get a couple buckets, provide maybe one memorable highlight play, and generally try not to embarrass yourself. Our All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday did precisely that at tonight’s ASG, going 3-6 in his 15 minutes of game…
Feb 16, 2013, 9:37 PM EST
Respect to Jrue for representing the Sixers well at the Taco Bell Skills Competition this year. He beasted the first round of the Skills Challenge, finishing it in a second-best 29 seconds, but ran into a buzzsaw in Damian Lillard, who beat him by less than a second than a first round. In the second…
Feb 16, 2013, 10:24 AM EST
It’s hard to read the on-court relationship of Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner sometimes. For every time Jrue drives to the basket and hits Evan at the elbow or in the corner for a wide-open three, it seems like there’s two or three times where they both try to take the ball up into the…
Feb 15, 2013, 6:11 PM EST
Jrue Holiday has been the best thing (occasionally, the only good thing) about watching the Sixers this season, and for his efforts to make our team watchable—usually in vain, but at least the boy tries—he was invited to hobnob with the NBA elite at All-Star Weekend this year. Not only will he be playing in…
Feb 15, 2013, 4:20 PM EST
This new commercial featuring Dr. Julius Erving makes me want to drink nothing other than Crown Royal for the rest of eternity. So smooth. Here’s a video on the making of the song featuring “For the Love of Money” by the O’Jays as remixed and added to by Big K.R.I.T and 9th Wonder. They talk…
Feb 14, 2013, 2:20 PM EST
The only thing we can think of that could make the “Barkley at 50″ special Comcast SportsNet will be airing next week better is if it was 2.5 hours longer. Okay, and maybe if that was a Yuengling instead of a Diet Coke in front of him. Seriously, Sir Charles sitting around telling old stories for all of us to enjoy and ripping on how bad his former teammates were? Instant DVR.
A Cartoon In Which Andrew Bynum Gets Kidnapped By Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, and Ilya Bryzgalov. Okay Sure.
Feb 14, 2013, 11:27 AM EST
First of all, the premise to this cartoon is a little bit hard to believe. I mean, in what bizarro world do Allen Iverson and Charles Barkley have the motivation to stage a kidnapping. And of a 7-foot giant no less.
Sixers at the Break: The Five Pleasant Surprises and Ten Crushing Disappointments of the ’12-’13 Season So Far
Feb 14, 2013, 10:28 AM EST
Suffice to say, this season hasn’t gone to plan for the Philadelphia 76ers. After a blockbuster trade in the off-season, the team was supposed to retool around their new franchise center, with our other young players stepping up to fill the shoes of our recently departed core pieces and our newly acquired veterans filling in nicely around them as complementary role players. At first, everything went as anticipated—with one very large exception, as the centerpiece of the team’s future showed up late to the party, and then showed up really late, and then maybe decided he wasn’t gonna come at all. Things unraveled from there.
Feb 14, 2013, 1:40 AM EST
On this Valentine’s Day, it’s worth remembering one thing: it’s better to have swagged and lost than to never have swagged at all.
Feb 13, 2013, 6:09 PM EST
No gift for the Sixers right now could be greater than the gift of not having to play basketball for a little while. (Well, getting the Funny-Looking Kid With the Big Hair back and healthy and with a newfound lust for life would be nice too, but Christmas is still at least a couple months away.) They’ll get to enjoy that all-too-rare privilege soon enough, as All-Star Weekend will grant all of them but Jrue Holiday a week free of their depressing professional responsibilities, but first they have to go through the motions of a game in Milwaukee, against the 25-25 Bucks.
Feb 13, 2013, 11:40 AM EST
In keeping with the Golden State Warriors’ intentions of wearing sleeves this season, Adidas has also promised that more NBA teams will be donning the look. So, we started thinking over what a Sixers alternate-sleeve jersey might look like and gave our best shot at a couple mockups. [photos inside]
Feb 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EST
We already showed you Blake Griffin’s rather sick facial of Spencer Hawes during which he may have switched hands in mid-air, as well as cute little Evan Turner’s trying-not-to-laugh reaction to it. But thanks to the good people over at the NBA YouTube channel, we’ve got a full video of all of the crazy dunks the Clippers threw down on your Philadelphia 76ers last night.
Feb 11, 2013, 11:15 PM EST
Evan Turner’s reaction to Blake Griffin posterizing Spencer Hawes may be my favorite ET moment of the season.
Feb 11, 2013, 6:55 PM EST
We might have had a chance with no Chris Paul—the Clippers staring point guard and perennial MVP candidate had missed about two-and-a-half weeks’ worth of Clipper games with a bone bruise, missing nine games, in which the Clippers went just 3-6, after starting the season a sparkling 33-11. But he’s back now, the Clips handled the Knicks at MSG yesterday pretty easily, and they’re just a much better team than the Sixers, especially with 3/5 of the team’s projected starting lineup still out with injury. The Sixers are gonna need big games from…well, just about everyone to have a chance in this one. Viewing without heavy intoxication is not necessarily recommended.
7:00 tip from the WFC. In other cheery news, Andrew Bynum talked to reporters today and findings are: He’s 20 pounds overweight, still feels pain doing basic drills, and would not use the word “optimistic” when discussing anything except for maybe his favorite Radiohead songs. Could still be a while!
Feb 11, 2013, 2:25 PM EST
Symmetry is nice. So when the Sixers were getting their butts kicked in by the Pacers last Wednesday night it’s only fitting that their acrobatic dunkers known as the Flight Squad failed in similarly spectacular fashion.
Feb 11, 2013, 10:13 AM EST
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: The Philadelphia 76ers trading Evan Turner this season, regardless of return, will be something I personally consider unforgivable. However, I acknowledge this is an emotional and highly irrational reaction of mine, based on the emotional investment I’ve made in following the highs and lows—more lows than highs, if we’re being honest—of his career up until this point. Trading him at this point for me would be like trading an occasionally irritating family member for Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations—even if there’s a chance it could make the group better, it’s just not something you even consider.
Feb 10, 2013, 12:29 PM EST
It’s like that time we interviewed him during his first Sixers training camp last year, asked him a bunch of questions about his toughness, desire and motor, and he told us that he likes to listen to “Moves Like Jagger” before games. It’s entirely possible that he does get hype to Maroon 5, but it’s also possible he was just messing with us.
Feb 10, 2013, 11:25 AM EST
Guys on 10-day contracts with the Sixers this season haven’t had the best of luck and their time in Philadelphia has been abbreviated. Maalik Wayns and Shelvin Mack couldn’t stick, but Jeremy Pargo made a solid case on Saturday night to be kept around. [video highlights below
Feb 9, 2013, 11:13 PM EST
Even down three of their five starters—or at least, three of the five guys you’d have thought might have started for this team when things were looking a lot sunnier at season’s beginning—you had to feel pretty good about the Sixers’ chances of beating the Charlotte Bobcats tonight. The game wasn’t pretty, and was often a lot closer than it should have been, but ultimately, the Sixers were able to take care of business, keeping the ‘Cats at arm’s length for most of the second half, with Jrue Holiday basically closing the door on them in the fourth with a couple key buckets. Evan Turner got off the schneid a little with his 16 points, Spencer Hawes ground out a respectable 17 and 9 game, and recently signed backup PG Jeremy Pargo impressed is his Sixers debut, scoring 12 with six dimes in 29 bench minutes.
But tonight was all about Lavoy Allen.
Feb 9, 2013, 6:54 PM EST
Let me make this clear in no uncertain terms: I support no trade scenario that Tony DiLeo could possibly devise that would include the shipping out of Evan Turner. Forget Basketball Reasons—I have lived and died with every song thing Evan Turner has done for the last two-and-half seasons now, and I am 100% unwilling to give up on him, regardless of the impact it may have on our basketball team. If, as that fink Marc Stein reports, the Sixers are shopping the Extraterrestrial, and if they end up dealing him, I will never trust this franchise (or myself, or anything) ever again.
Feb 7, 2013, 3:46 PM EST
Man, the Sixers may be struggling at record levels for this current squad, what with all the injuries and Evan Turner shooting 1 for 10 and the like, but Doug Collins makes it so hard to get angry with him when he gets in front of a camera and tells you his typical afternoon activities consists of watching Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, and all those Judge shows. No Wapner though, which is a bummer.
Feb 6, 2013, 9:35 PM EST
Ugly, ugly game. Few games against the ground-and-pound Indiana Pacers are pretty, but this one was especially hideous, with the Pacers closing off all driving lanes and playing the Sixers physical inside, forcing a whole lotta jump shots, which the Sixers obliged by not hitting. Remember how I said Jrue and Evan needed to have great games for the Sixers to win? Yeah, didn’t happen: Evan’s jumper was off all night, and he scored just two points with four turnovers, one of his worst games of hte season. Jrue was better but not much, shooting an astounding 7-22 with only three assists on the night. A game that was close at half got less so when the Pacers started hitting jumpers and the Sixers continued clanking, and the Sixers lost their first in four games, 88-69.
Feb 6, 2013, 6:15 PM EST
I still maintain the news about Thaddeus Young being out three weeks could have been a whole lot worse. By my calculations, he’ll only miss eight games—two of which the Sixers will probably win anyway, three of which they’d probably lose anyway, and three for which it’ll really suck not to have him. If this is the worst injury the Sixers have to go through this year—not counting the Funny-Looking Kid with the Big Hair, obviously—we should consider ourselves something vaguely resembling “lucky.”
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