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  1. Lawsuit Filed Against Nick Young for Alleged Date Rape

    May 14, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT


    A woman has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages from Sixers guard Nick Young as well as a West Hollywood bar for an incident that took place in the summer of 2011 in Los Angeles. The suit alleges that the woman accepted a glass of champagne from Young at a bar and after drinking it,…

  2. Cartoon Wilt Chamberlain Pets a Cat

    May 14, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT


    Sort of like the Dock Ellis-LSD-No-Hitter video but with less drugs and more animals. PBS Digital Studios, as part of its Blank on Blank series, has set a 1992 interview with Wilt Chamberlain to animation. Beyond the images — which are worth watching at least once without much consideration as to the content of the…

  3. Watch Live: Sam Hinkie Introductory Presser

    May 14, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    The Sixers are about to introduce Sam Hinkie as the new President of Basketball Operations and General Manager. You can watch the presser live right here. We’d just like to remind you that this press conference and everything you’ve ever viewed on the Internet is made possible by numbers — ones and zeros, specifically. So…

  4. Larry Brown On Analytics: ‘They Just Don’t Work in Basketball’

    May 13, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT


    I am no stat geek, no sabermetrician. But I do like to think that I am an intelligent person who is very capable of realizing that in some instances, advanced statistics in sports can be used as a valuable tool in many settings. To what degree are they useful? The truth there is certainly open…

  5. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers’ Off-Season: #5. What Free Agents Should We Go After?

    May 13, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT


    For the first time in what feels like decades (and what is actually a half-decade), the Sixers are going to have cap space the summer. Finally free of the inhibiting contracts of Andre Iguodala (traded) and Elton Brand (amnestied + expired), the Sixers can finally be players in free agency once again. Now, just because…

  6. What Are The Odds The Sixers Win the Draft Lottery?

    May 12, 2013, 7:33 AM EDT


    They’re not good. But there’s a chance! After clicking over to this morning to see if there was anything about Sam Hinkie up yet (there’s not), I stumbled on a helpful post detailing pretty much everything you need to know about the NBA Draft Lottery which takes place in ten days on May 21st.…

  7. Woj: Sixers Tap Houston’s Sam Hinkie to Be GM

    May 10, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

    According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have tapped Houston Rockets assistant GM Sam Hinkie to be the next GM. Here’s what Sports Illustrated had to say about Hinkie when he first emerged as a candidate in Philadelphia: A leader in the league’s analytics movement who has been the Rockets’ second-in-command behind general manager Daryl…

  8. The Seven Best Reasons to Coach the Delaware Sevens

    May 10, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

    Gonzalez recently wrote a piece on outlining five reasons why becoming the next Sixers head coach might not be so bad for potential candidates. It was hard. It took him a long while to come up with five reasons (which is why he didn’t come up with 10). That led to a Twitter conversation…

  9. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers’ Off-Season: #6. What Players Are Worth Trying to Trade For?

    May 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT


    When I talked a couple columns ago about how Thaddeus Young should probably considered tradeable by Sixers management, and potentially included in prospective off-season deals, I didn’t mean that he should be traded for just anybody. Indeed, the Sixers are in a place right now where they’re not in any particular rush to either improve…

  10. The Sixers Aren’t the Only Team Looking for a New Head Coach

    May 7, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    P.J. Carlesimo, Jim Boylan, Larry Drew (AP)

    The way it’s been talked about so far, it’s almost as if the Sixers’ search for a new head coach exists in a vacuum. Brian Shaw and Mike Brown are at the top of the Sixers’ list. The Sixers are really high on Shaw and Mike Malone. The Sixers have officially reached out to Shaw.…

  11. Dikembe Mutombo’s Fingers Make MJ Wedding Skit On SNL

    May 6, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT


    Saturday Night Live’s skit on Michael Jordan’s recent wedding, featuring the likes of “Charles Barkley” and a bunch of coked-up halftime jugglers, was mostly forgettable. But it did feature a performance from Jay Pharoah as Dikembe Mutombo that is at least worth a click to check out. We’re suckers for all things finger-wag.

  12. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers Off-Season: 7. Are Any of Our Mid-Level Free Agents Worth Re-Signing?

    May 3, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    As has been mentioned numerous times in this multi-part off-season review, one of the unquestionably smart things the Sixers did last off-season was to not take on any long-term contracts while rebuilding their team on the fly. Consequently, a number of guys we picked up while re-stocking our rotation–now missing such previous contributors as Lou Williams, Jodie Meeks, Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand–are already coming off the books, allowing us to get a trial sample of their work, and allowing us to make long-term decisions about their futures at season’s end.

    This group includes Nick Young, Dorell Wright, Damien Wilkins, and Royal Ivey–though unfortunately, not Kwame Brown, unless Tony DiLeo makes him an offer he can’t refuse (free trip to Hershey Park?) and he opts out of the second year of his contract.

  13. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers Off-Season: 8. Is Spencer Hawes Good Enough For Our Starting Center?

    May 2, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

    It’s been a tough three years with Spencer Hawes in Philadelphia. Our prospect big man, who started 150 games over his first three seasons as a Sixer, has been the quintessential NBA tease over his time in Philly, playing well enough for stretches to gradually raise our expectations, until he pulls the bottom out from under us with a week or a month of subpar play, only to begin the cycle over again. The flashes of growth and unteachable talent are always offset by flashes of regression and general incompetence, and at the end of the day, it’s exceedingly difficult to tell if we have a really good NBA player who just needs to learn consistency, or a seven-foot mirage whose deficiencies will always outweigh his perceived “potential.”

  14. Now Andrew Bynum Is Apparently Flamenco Dancing In Spain

    May 1, 2013, 1:36 AM EDT

    Quick refresher: Andrew Bynum is a professional basketball player in the NBA who didn’t play for the Philadelphia 76ers this season.

    Alas, he appears to be doing what any sensible human being who made something in the area of an eight figure paycheck over the last year or so. He’s traveling the world.

  15. Video: Evan Turner Yells at Geese (But the Mother Goose Don’t Back Down)

    Apr 29, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    On one hand, Sixers guard Evan Turner has a point, the middle of the road is a place where a goose goes to get killed. On the other hand, sometimes geese have to traverse dangerous lanes in order to get to the rim of the pond for food, sustenance, and to go on living. However you feel about ET giving the geese some lip, you have to have mad respect for that mother goose. She’s right up in there, not backing down from Turner and his thousand pound motor vehicle, sticking up for her goslings. Love that kind of spark.

  16. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers Off-Season: 9. Is Thaddeus Young Untouchable?

    Apr 29, 2013, 2:24 AM EDT

    The good and bad thing about the 76ers’ current state of supreme flexibility is that we don’t have a ton of players that we know for a fact are gonna be a big part of this team’s future. In the long-term sense, just about everybody on this team is expendable, and it wouldn’t be hugely surprising if two years from now, at least ten of the 12 guys who played the most minutes for the Sixers this year were wearing a different uniform (or in some cases, possibly out of the league altogether). Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, Jason Richardson, Arnett Moultrie, even Kwame Brown–all of them can be had for the right price.

  17. Delaware 87ers Are Sixers New D-League Team, Known as the Sevens

    Apr 27, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia 76ers decision to acquire a team in the NBA D-League is universally regarded as a great move for the franchise. Naming them the Delaware 87ers on the other hand… that’s certainly up for plenty of debate.

  18. Jrue Holiday Plays Baksetball Inside a Shoe in AAP Rocky-Narrated Adidas Commercial

    Apr 26, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

    That boy Jrue, he nice. As nice as fellow point guard sensations Damian Lillard of Portland and John Wall of Washington, and as nice as Harlem-bred rapper A$AP Rocky, all of whom show up for this bizarre-but-kinda-cool Adidas commercial featuring the three young NBA stars playing basketball inside a gigantic shoe, their tale narrated by the aforementioned Rocky.

  19. Another Reason to Love Sir Charles: He Out-Benched Shaq!

    Apr 26, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT

    As if we all needed another reason to love Sir Charles any more. This video of Shaquille O’Neal and Barkley having a bench-press off in some strange promotion for that new Marky Mark and The Rock movie is not embeddable, but if you click over to you can watch the competition get serious.

  20. Philadelphia 76ers Social Media Finally Does Something Awesome

    Apr 26, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    People love to give Sixers CEO Adam Aron and the team’s social media flack for their less-than-stellar track record using social tools such as Twitter. But to be fair, when we rip them for being boneheads, we should also point out when they nail one.

  21. Report: Brian Shaw at the Top of the Sixers’ Coaching List

    Apr 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    The Sixers’ job is also made a tougher sell by the franchise’s current lack of direction. No coach with name value, who will surely have offers from other franchises, will want with this job without knowing exactly what the hell is going to happen with Andrew Bynum. Then again, that’s exactly what makes Shaw’s candidacy so interesting.

  22. What’s Evan Tweeting? Post-Season Edition

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

    It’s a long NBA post-season, and while Andrew Bynum is busy lighting various rooms in his house on fire for no particular reason, the other Philadelphia 76ers only know one way of coping with the spare time and restlessness: Endless tweeting. Most notably, Evan Turner, Twitter team MVP for each of his three seasons as a Liberty Baller (with no threat to the throne coming anytime soon), takes to social media to share his thoughts on life, love, the pursuit of happiness and J. Cole song lyrics.

  23. Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers Off-Season: No. 10. Where Are We Now (And Where Are We Going)?

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    Over the rest of the playoffs, while 16 teams compete for the Larry O’Brien trophy–none of which are the Philadelphia 76ers–I’ll be taking some time to focus on the long off-season that the Sixers have ahead of themselves, and the many burning questions that face them as they attempt to recover from the most disastrous season of the post-Iverson era. I’ll be addressing the ten biggest of those questions, counting down from ten to one, with the most-biggest hopefully coming around the time that it’s actually time for the wheeling and dealing to begin.

  24. Four Awful Things About Allen Iverson from the WAPO’s Sad Portrayal of a Fallen Superstar (And One Loving Note)

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:22 AM EDT

    The Washington Post published a pretty fascinating article about one of the most polarizing athletes in Philadelphia sports history. Philly fans, myself included, absolutely loved watching Allen Iverson suit up and do mind-boggling things on the basketball court. But his off-the-court antics and questionable work ethic also infuriated.

  25. Welcome to the New Dark Age of Philly Sports

    Apr 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    The Flyers were eliminated from playoff contention – technically, mathematically, and otherwise this time – by virtue of a Rangers victory on Friday, marking the first time since 1994 that all four major professional sports franchises in Philadelphia missed the postseason in succession.