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  1. A picture of Manute Bol swimming and another of Larry Brown coaching an ABA game in denim overalls

    Jan 15, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT


    We’ll actually do this in reverse order of the headline. Both of these pictures come from, which mined them from Sports Illustrated’s archive. First up is a 35-year-old Larry Brown. The year is 1975 and Brown is the head coach of the ABA’s Denver Nuggets. The NBA and ABA would not merge until 1976.…

  2. The Sixers unveiled a mascot race over the weekend featuring Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, and a cracked bell

    Jan 13, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT


    The sports world is in an uproar over the Chicago Cubs unveiling a mascot on Monday known as Clark the Cub. But they weren’t the only major sports franchise to introduce a ridiculous mascot of sorts this week. The Philadelphia 76ers followed in the great tradition of racing things such as encased meats in tube…

  3. Story time: Wilt Chamberlain feared death by soda poisoning, a tape of the 100-point game exists, and one man did actually die in his seat at the Vet

    Jan 12, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT


    A reel-to-reel tape of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game exists. But like so much else about Wilt’s career, no one’s sure where the damn thing is. You may not be familiar with him, but Josh Pastner is the head coach of the Memphis University basketball team. His No. 24 Tigers — who will be ranked higher…

  4. There was a special guest in the front row at the Sixers game last night

    Jan 11, 2014, 9:04 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson, Will Bynum

    You may remember this guy. The Sixers couldn’t get their act together on Friday night, falling to the Pistons by the final of 114-104, but fans in attendance got the treat of seeing a familiar face sitting courtside for much of the game. Wonder which team A.I. was pulling for? He did play for the…

  5. Charles Barkley sucks at beer pong but that’s okay

    Jan 10, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT


    We’re not really sure why Charles Barkley was on HLN and it’s still unclear exactly why he was playing beer pong on the air but it’s Friday and you might as well pour yourself a glass of whiskey and watch the above clip because why not. I’d guess it has something to do with Chuck…

  6. Jrue goes down: We mourn while selfishly celebrating (but not too much)

    Jan 10, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

    The injuries in the NBA are now piling up to near-historic proportions, particularly in the point-guard ranks, where the extended absences of Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul and Eric Bledsoe have robbed the NBA at least an eighth of its overall watchability. Now, the lame can add another newcomer to their ranks–Pelicans…

  7. Sixers CEO says team ‘won’t leave Philadelphia, ever’

    Jan 9, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    There you have it. Ever. After word broke yesterday of a major joint announcement between the Josh Harris owned Sixers and New Jersey Devils, every conspiracy theorist on Twitter wondered if the Sixers might be relocating. That was never going to happen. But new Sixers and Devils CEO Scott O’Neil set all of that straight…

  8. Sixers get blown out by Minnesota, sky unfalls

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

    NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers

    In the words of a man whose name is an anagram for “oral sex,” all we need is just a little patience. Philadelphia 76er fans were losing their collective minds a couple days ago after the team’s unexpected road upset in Portalnd, and not totally unreasonably so, considering the win was their fourth straight on…

  9. The Sixers just beat one of the NBA’s best teams. What the hell do we do now?

    Jan 5, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers

    You would think that watching the 76ers pull off a road upset of the 26-7 Portland Trail Blazers about an hour or so after the Eagles came up just short in Philadelphia’s first big four playoff game since May of 2012 would help ease the heartbreak of sports fans in the City of Brotherly Love,…

  10. Philly transplant and current New Orleanian Jrue Holiday sticks up for Philly fans in Santa bait piece

    Jan 3, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Sometimes when the Earth is at a certain distance from the Sun during a certain time of year and the clouds high in the atmosphere become too condensed with H20, gravity forces the water molecules to fall from the sky, often freezing along the way and forming things called snowflakes. Sometimes, in certain parts of…

  11. Do any of the Sixers have a legitimate case for making the All-Star team?

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

    NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers

    After his fine performance last night against the Nuggets in Denver, sideline reporter Molly Sullivan asked Philadelphia 76ers breakout performer (of sorts) Evan Turner about his All-Star chances. The question took me by surprise, but not Evan, who clearly had been given the question some thought himself, and encouraged the Sixers’ PR peons to get…

  12. thekrisheim’s 2013 Year in Philly Sports

    Jan 2, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

    Delmon Young

    One of our favorite end of year traditions here at is having one of our longest tenured commenters and friend, thekrisheim, reflect back on the year in Philly sports that was. You can read his look back at 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and today his look back at 2013 below. No playoffs, new…

  13. Sixers stay undefeated in 2014, clinch not having worst record of all-time with 10th W

    Jan 2, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Denver Nuggets

    Once upon a time, there were knowledgeable basketball folk who predicted the 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers would present a legitimate challenge to the Sixer team of four decades earlier and their record for all-time futility in an 82-win season, when the squad went 9-73 back in ’73. As one of his Bold Predictions for the ’13-’14…

  14. 5 reasons Philly sports fans should be excited for 2014

    Jan 1, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT


    5. Playoffs! 2013 came and went, and not one of the big four managed to reach their respective sport’s postseason. In fact, we have to go all the way back to May of 2012 when the Flyers and 76ers both advanced to the quarterfinals. Philadelphia did have some postseason representation in 2013. La Salle’s men’s…

  15. We should put Thaddeus Young’s name in trade rumors more often

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT

    NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers

    You never know how players are going to react to trade rumors. Sometimes the ego-bruising involved in being mentioned in them at all takes a while to recover from, as might the disappointment of such a deal ultimately not coming to fruition. The latter seemed it could have been a particular worry for our fed-up…

  16. Evan Turner unleashes awesome game-ending dunk, apologizes profusely to Lakers immediately after

    Dec 30, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT


    Let it never be said that Evan Turner is above a little good ol’-fashioned stat-padding. With the Sixers escaping Los Angeles in last night with what looked to be a 109-104 victory–and really, if you thought there was another Philly sporting event last night that was more of a must-watch than Spencer Hawes vs. Jordan…

  17. Andrew Bynum ‘doesn’t want to play basketball anymore’ according to source

    Dec 28, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers

    Andrew Bynum has been suspended by the Cleveland Cavaliers for conduct detrimental to the team. The full statement: Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. Bynum did not travel with the team to Boston last night for the team’s game this afternoon…

  18. @FakeWIPCaller’s Ten Best (And Ten Worst) Philadelphia Sports Moments of 2013

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    Chip Kelly, Nick Foles, Riley Cooper

    The year 2013 got off to a pretty good start for Philadelphia sports fans, with the firing on New Years’ Eve of Andy Reid. Unfortunately, nothing else good happened for quite awhile, with the Phillies, Sixers and Flyers all turning in awful seasons. It was another year without a local championship, just like all of…

  19. Comment of the week sponsored by Smith’s Restaurant and Bar: Have a Chipper New Year’s Eve

    Dec 26, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    Smiths Logo - Bar

    If you’re looking for any last minute New Year’s Eve plans, the good folks over at Smith’s Restaurant and Bar wanted us to let you know they’re having a customer appreciation night with no cover charge and a complimentary champagne toast in addition to plenty of food and drink specials. So if you’re in Philly…

  20. Merry Christmas! Enjoy this video of old Sixers singing Frosty the Snowman

    Dec 25, 2013, 8:37 AM EDT


    In the holiday spirit of giving, we’d like to stick with tradition of giving you the joy of watching our favorite video ever on the Internet of old Sixers singing the timeless Christmas classic, Frosty the Snowman. And Lou Williams is spot on everytime we watch it: who in the world uses a corncob…

  21. The 700 Level’s 25 favorite Philly wins (and ten least-favorite losses) of 2013

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Lions Eagles Football

    It wasn’t long ago that our year-end lists of best and worst Philly games of the year were chock full of things like playoff clinchers, post-season upsets, and crushing losses when a championship legitimately seemed in reach. Sad to say, the stakes for sports in the city of Philadelphia were a lot lower in 2013,…

  22. The 700 Level’s 10 least-favorite Philly losses (and 25 favorite wins) of 2013

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

    Barry Church, Morris Claiborne, Jeff Maehl

    It wasn’t long ago that our year-end lists of best and worst Philly games of the year were chock full of things like playoff clinchers, post-season upsets, and crushing losses when a championship legitimately seemed in reach. Sad to say, the stakes for sports in the city of Philadelphia were a lot lower in 2013,…

  23. Thaddeus Young: Not traded, playing tonight, probably alongside Michael Carter-Williams

    Dec 20, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Rough 48 hours for Thaddeus Young. Well, rough week if you extend to include the Philadelphia 76ers’ blowout in Brooklyn, and rough year if you…well, let’s not rehash the whole Megillah. But the last few days have likely been especially trying, as Young’s name was mentioned repeatedly in trade rumors for disenchanted Rockets center Omer…

  24. Philly fans welcomed Moses Malone to town by stealing his dry cleaning, says Dr. J

    Dec 20, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

    Al Domenico, Billy Cunningham, Moses Malone

    Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving was a guest on Bill Simmons podcast over at Grantland and it’s pretty damn awesome. The first nugget that immediately jumps out at you is when Dr. J tells of Moses Malone coming to Philly from Houston and not being prepared for what was in store. Moses drove to practice…

  25. Charles Barkley talks about Leroy Jetson, fires his mother

    Dec 20, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT


    In making a point regarding Gregg Popovich’s “system ball” in San Antonio, Charles Barkley had some amazing and hilarious things to say. After talking about the seeming lack of hustle in some players today, Charles wished he played the game today. “Ain’t no doubt in my mind, if I played the NBA today, I’d be…