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  1. #TBT: A portrait of the sports blogger as a little kid

    Feb 27, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT


    Most people remember the 1985-86 Sixers for names like Dr. J, Moses Malone, Sir Charles Barkley, Andrew Toney, Mo Cheeks, Bobby Jones, etc. The team was still stacked with incredible talent. But not many remember the rookie sensation that was Terry Catledge. I do. Why do I? Because it wasn’t Moses or Mo or even…

  2. Evan Turner solid in Pacers debut, Indy blows out Lakers

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers

    Don’t worry, we’re not gonna be recapping Pacers games as if they were Sixers games from here on just because we’re jealous that they actually have something to play for beyond lottery balls. But if you’re anything like us here at the Level, you’re pretty much dying of curiosity to see how the whole ET-to-Pacers…

  3. Photos: The 5 best pictures of the guy who fell asleep at the Sixers game last night

    Feb 25, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT


    The Sixers are reinventing what we thought we knew about the art of tanking, losing to the Milwaukee Bucks, 130-110. They lost by 20 … to the Bucks … at home … so this guy could become an overnight celebrity. It is of regret that the big dude who holds up his shirt and jiggles was not…

  4. Sixers blown out by NBA’s worst, but Thaddeus Young is a beautiful human being

    Feb 24, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

    NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

    11 straight losses, ten straight at home, and this was by far the worst of them. A 43-point second-quarter for the Milwaukee Bucks–yes, those Milwaukee Bucks, proud owners of a now-11-45 record, the lone bastards remaining that the Phiadelphia 76ers haven’t been able to outtank–had Malik Rose crying in his coffee, and made it an…

  5. Don’t even act like you’re not getting misty at this Evan Turner goodbye Instagram

    Feb 22, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT


    OK, maybe you wanted Evan Turner gone. Maybe you were getting sick of the little things he did and didn’t do, maybe you were anxious for the team to move on, maybe you felt like a parting of ways was long overdue. You wouldn’t have been particularly misguided in that desire, and you certainly wouldn’t…

  6. The 2013-14 76ers: So what’s left, exactly?

    Feb 21, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT


    There are 27 games remaining in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2013-14 season, and by all estimations, it should be a long 27. Coming off a nine-game losing streak, the Sixers seem pretty unlikely to turn that around anytime soon, now missing two starters in Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes and a third rotation guy in Lavoy…

  7. You gotta see the flashy kicks Nerlens Noel was rocking at TU-UConn last night

    Feb 21, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Nerlens at Temple-UConn (2 of 2)

    Now that Sam Hinkie went and traded Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner, the 27 games left on the Sixers’ slate this season are going to be brutal. Not that they weren’t going to be brutal before, but even more so now without two of their old starters. One of the lone aspects of the stretch…

  8. The Clippers’ plane had to stop to let Byron Mullens off yesterday after he got traded

    Feb 21, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

    Winter Weather

    The NBA trade deadline is a pretty exciting day for fans hoping their team could make the big move at any moment that could right the Brett Brown ship with eight holes in it. But it’s obviously not all that fun for those who actually play in the league whose place of residence and work…

  9. Evan Turner trade to Indiana caps intriguing, frustrating day for Sixers at deadline

    Feb 20, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

    Danny Granger, Evan Turner

    Well, that was unexpected. With the clock showing 0:00 at the trade deadline, the Sixers scored a game-changer in bonus time, sending Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Pacers in exchange for Danny Granger and a future second-round pick. With the NBA world leveled by the Woj Bomb–don’t you ever doubt that man Adrian–we were…

  10. HINKIE DAY: The Sixers now with FOUR new second round picks from today alone

    Feb 20, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT


    Updated mock draft — Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) February 20, 2014 It’s 12:56 pm as I type this and Sam Hinkie and the Sixers have acquired FOUR additional second round picks today alone. All they’ve given up, according to reports, are Spencer Hawes and some cash. The Sixers will also get Eric Maynor in…

  11. Bye Bye Spencer: Hawes gone to Cleveland for two second-rounders and frontcourt scraps

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

    NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers

    Well, the first domino has fallen in our First Annual Sam Hinkie Day, better known as the 2014 trade deadline, and it’s a tall and righty-leaning one. Spencer Hawes, starting center for the Philadelphia 76ers since he was traded here by Sacramento for Samuel Dalembert four summers ago, has been jettisoned to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In…

  12. Next key date in Sixers’ rebuilding plan? ‘Early ticket renewal’

    Feb 19, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT


    The Sixers’ organization, by most accounts, is headed in the right direction. In the sense that, they’ve got a pile of something and they’re trying to build something better out of it. You can’t get much worse than just having a pile. Hence, right direction. And the organization is smart enough to even have a…

  13. Young Kevin Grow gets more use out of No. 33 Sixers jersey than Andrew Bynum did, according to Evan Turner

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

    Kevin Grow - Sixers04

    You’ve likely heard the tale of local high schooler Kevin Grow who had the amazing opportunity to sign a two-day contract with the Sixers and tag along with the team for a whole bunch of events. The young baller’s run was capped off this evening with a chance to hang with the Sixers’ players in…

  14. If This Is It: Sixers blown out by Cleveland in possible last game with current core

    Feb 18, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

    NBA: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers

    Well, it’s unlikely one game is gonna make that much of a difference, but Sam Hinkie is gonna find his job at this trade deadline that much tougher tonight after his Philadelphia 76ers got wrecked by a suddenly resurgent Cleveland Cavaliers squad, dropping this one by the final score of 114-85. It was a night…

  15. Chris Bosh of all people says the Phillie Phanatic is scary looking

    Feb 18, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT


    The Starters crew over at did their uniquely quirky thing at All-Star Game Weekend down in New Orleans and, once again, it did not disappoint. First, they had some fun asking the stars of the big game what kind of smoothies they would make. But more apropos to this website is when they asked…

  16. The Philadelphia 76ers at the Trade Deadline: A speculative guide

    Feb 17, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

    Tomorrow night’s game against Cleveland may seem like just another crappy, unwatchable Eastern Conference game for the Philadelphia 76ers, but it could actually be a somewhat historic game for Sixers basketball. That’s because just two days later, this Thursday the 20th, is when the NBA hits the trade deadline–the last chance for GM Sam Hinkie…

  17. Watch Michael Carter-Williams rep for the Sixers this All-Star Friday and Saturday

    Feb 14, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t exactly played like a team lately that deserves much recognition at a weekend celebrating the NBA’s best and brightest, having lost eight games in a row and sunk to near the very bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. And indeed, the Sixers will only be sending one representative to New Orleans…

  18. The best and worst Philly sports related Valentine’s Day things

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT


    Hopefully you’re dusting off your Clarence Love Eagles jersey and heading out to a romantic dinner with your significant other down at Xfinity Live! this evening. But before you do, check out these inspiring messages of love on this Valentine’s Day. This post was inspired by the handy work of friend of the Level, Philly…

  19. Spencer Hawes has Barack Obama toilet paper, according to Evan Turner

    Feb 14, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT


    Evan Turner’s Instagram account can drop something of incredibly high quality at any moment. Like when he’s on the crapper at Spencer Hawes’ house for example. The Kid ET posted the above photo of what appears to be toilet paper with President Barack Obama’s face on it. Sixers fans have come to know Spencer’s Republican…

  20. Even the Utah Jazz mascot was embarassing Sixers fans last night (VIDEO)

    Feb 13, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT


    The Sixers lost to the Jazz on Wednesday night out in Utah. Not only were Brett Brown’s bunch handed their season-worst eighth straight loss, but the Jazz’s mascot — cleverly named Bear — even used the opportunity to take a poor Sixers fan hostage and shave his head. Like being a Sixers fan isn’t humiliating…

  21. Andrew Bynum’s reported practice exploits are simply hilarious

    Feb 12, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers

    You’d think a guy making millions of dollars for one season of playing — or in some instances, NOT playing — basketball would have a decent sense of decorum on the hardwood. Alas, most NBA players are not Andrew Bynum. We’ve all heard tales about Bynum not really enjoying basketball, seemingly going through the motions…

  22. Grantland: Sixers are ‘tanking artists’, last two losses their ‘masterpiece’

    Feb 11, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT


    Since winning four straight on the road against the Western Conference to ring in the New Year, the Philadelphia 76ers have a 3-17 record and are currently embroiled in a seven-game losing streak. That puts them at 15-38 for the season, the second-worst mark in the NBA. It’s glorious. Nobody was under any illusions about…

  23. The blowout-prone ’13-’14 Sixers: In good historical company

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT


    If points lost by were musical notes, the Philadelphia 76ers would have composed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band over their last two outings. One night and a couple hundred miles north after getting blown out 123-78 by the Clippers in LA, the Sixers paid a similar favor to their friends (including one particularly familiar…

  24. Video: The Mo Speights highlight reel you never thought would exist

    Feb 11, 2014, 1:09 AM EDT

    This poor kid was at the game. We feel for you, young lady.

    The Sixers lost by 45 points on Sunday night. They lost by 43 points on Monday night. Some might call that progress. Dei Lynam was out at the game in California so we’ll let her suffer the misery of recapping this one in full, but I think we can all take a moment to enjoy…

  25. With Flyers on Olympic hiatus and the Sixers being the Sixers… times are hard

    Feb 10, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

    Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Man, no Flyers for 2+ weeks… awful Sixers… and a ho-hum kick-start to Spring Training for the Phils, looks like I’m cleaning out the DVR for a good stretch here. That was a comment on a post about Blake Griffin doing the Sixers dirty late on Sunday evening, but it raises a good point. Sure,…