Jan 4, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT
Mo Speezy has been freed. Our farewell to Marreese Speights who was traded to Memphis for two draft picks.
Jan 4, 2012, 2:03 PM EDT
The Sixers announced a couple of the minor changes to the in-game experience this afternoon. The Sixers Dance Team will expand to 20 ladies from the previous 12 and will be renamed the “Sixers Dream Team.” The Dunk Squad will also be renamed the “Sixers Flight Squad” and will expand from 4 to 9 dunkers.
Jan 4, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT
ESPN’s Marc Stein hints that a potential trade with the Sixers, Memphis Grizzlies, and New Orleans Hornets could send Mo Speights to the Griz and net the Sixers a pair of future draft picks.
Jan 4, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT
Charles Barkley will host Saturday Night Live this week for the third time in his comedic career. It’s apparently the most an athlete has ever hosted the show. Here’s a promo SNL put together with Sir Chuck and Bill Hader. The line about gambling on the Lions v. Saints game is solid. [video below]
Dec 31, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT
After a brutal loss in Utah, the Philadelphia 76ers look to redeem themselves against the Warriors in California.
Dec 31, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT
Will Evan Turner overtake Jodie Meeks for a spot in the starting lineup during the new year? Feel free to discuss this, or whatever you think are the most compelling story lines ahead for Philadelphia sports in 2012. Here’s hoping everybody had a safe and enjoyable evening.
Dec 30, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Jazz in Utah for a chance to go over .500 for the first time this year.
Dec 28, 2011, 11:53 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers got their first win of the year in a 103-78 blowout of the Phoenix Suns.
Dec 28, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT
After dropping their season opener in Portland, the Philadelphia 76ers look to climb back to .500 against the Suns in Phoenix
Dec 28, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT
Did you know Eagles defensive end Trent Cole’s cousin is the point guard for the LeBron James and Dwyane Wade-led Miami Heat? It’s true. According to Deadspin, who wonder just who is Norris Cole? Learn something new every day.
Dec 27, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT
Reports came out very early on Tuesday morning—in fact, just as Lou Williams was leading a failed Sixers comeback in Portland—that the Sixers’ guard had been involved in another failed action earlier this week: a robbery.
Dec 27, 2011, 1:24 AM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers couldn’t quite make up a 16-point deficit against the Trail Blazers in Portland.
Dec 26, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers open their season on the road in Portland against the tragedy-stricken Blazers.
Dec 25, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT
Prior to the day’s action getting underway, TNT played this fantastic video intro featuring some of the games legends mixed in with today’s stars. I didn’t see any current Sixers, but Dr. J and Sir Charles make appearances. [video below]
Dec 23, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT
The Sixers kick off their shortened season on Monday. We take a look at what you should expect out of them this year. Hint: more than you might think.
Dec 22, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT
Sixers coach Doug Collins spoke to Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow on Thursday about the exciting season ahead and more.
Dec 22, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT
A Christmas tradition of sorts here on The700Level.com
Dec 21, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT
Legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi will compete in 94 WIP’s Wing Bowl 20 next month at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be the first time he has ever competed in Philadelphia’s infamous wing eating competition. He hopes to set a world record.
Dec 20, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT
Jrue’s play down the wire also created one of the more humorous moments of the evening, when he found himself on the free throw line with just seconds to play. The Sixers point total stood at 99 and Jrue had one shot left to push the total into triple digits which would give every fan in attendance a free Big Mac.
Dec 20, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT
There’s a professional basketball exhibition in South Philadelphia this evening between your 76ers and the Washington Wizards. It’s, remarkably, the final tune up in the incredibly brief preseason before the shortened 2011-12 season kicks off next week.
Dec 20, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT
Former Drexel Dragon Malik Rose will join the Sixers television broadcast team this season.
Dec 20, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT
Andre Iguodala is a fantastic dunker. His throwdowns are often the stuff that can make watching an otherwise mediocre Sixers’ game worthwhile for the casual hoops fan. But never once did I think to myself, “Man, it would be really awesome to watch Andre Iguodala and other superior dunkers such as Blake Griffin throw down some nasty dunks while wearing really fancy menswear.” Alas, GQ allows us to do that in the below video.
Dec 19, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT
Good news for fans of the Round Mound of Rebound as the Chuckster will return to Saturday Night Live in 2012 to be the first host of the new year. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Charles Barkley kicks off 2012 as host of the Jan. 7 episode with musical guest Kelly Clarkson.”
Dec 17, 2011, 12:56 AM EDT
Sure, it was against the Washington Wizards, but damn if the Sixers didn’t look real sharp in their first real action as a team of the season. Doug Collins’ squad clearly benefited from having played an entire season together in the past while the Wiz… well, the best thing about the Wizards on Friday night was their fresh new uniforms. [photo + video below]
Dec 16, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT
One of the more noticeable changes (for those who spend as much time on the Internet as we do) that has come about as part of the new Sixers regime is the transition of former PA announcer Matt Cord over to being the video voice on Sixers.com.
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