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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Sixers generously help Jrue Holiday and the Pelicans get back on track with blowout loss

    Nov 16, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at New Orleans Pelicans

    Guess it’s no hard feelings between Jrue Holiday and the Philadelphia 76ers after the trade that sent him to New Orleans back in June–on our side, anyway. The Sixers did their old friend the favor of basically laying down for his squad tonight, not only letting Jrue get back on track, but giving the ailing…

  4. What Up Damaja: Sixers visit Jrue and the Pelicans in New Orleans

    Nov 16, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Bobcats

    Hey, remember Jrue Holiday? He played in Philadelphia for a minute, made the playoffs once or twice, was considered one of the 12 best players in the East for at least one February, then was jettisoned about 15 minutes into the Sam Hinkie era for other stuff that’ll hopefully help out at some point. He’s…

  5. Oops. Jrue Holiday thanks Pelicans fans pregame on behalf of himself and the Sixers.

    Oct 31, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT


    MCW’s wildly impressive NBA debut last night may make the moving on from Jrue Holiday process just a little bit easier for Sixers fans. Still, it’s not going to happen over night. And it certainly isn’t going to be easy for Jrue either. Holiday was given the honor of addressing the New Orleans crowd last…

  6. This Is What Jrue Holiday Will Be Wearing Next Season

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Photo via SB Nation

    The New Orleans Hornets are no more. Introducing, the New Orleans M-Fing Pelicans! (Note: M-F’ing not actually part of their official name.) The Pelicans on Thursday unveiled their new uniforms for the 2013 season. That’s Jrue there on the right. You remember him. The Internet seems to think the design is a bit boring. Uni-Watch,…

  7. Finalized Trades, Coach Interviews, Anticipated Hibernation: A Non-MCW Sixers News Roundup

    Jul 13, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT


    That Boy Jrue sure seemed to enjoy his honeymoon, as his vacation with new bride Lauren Cheney ended up delaying his trade to New Orleans–which could technically have been made official on Wednesday–until yesterday, when he finally became a Pelican, being formally introduced as the team’s new point guard. As previously reported, Holiday’s departure (along…

  8. Video: Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala’s Limo Broke Down On Way to Jrue Holiday’s Wedding

    Jul 8, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    photo by J-Rich

    Jrue Holiday and his longtime girlfriend and very talented soccer player Lauren Cheney finally tied the knot over the weekend and many of his former Sixers teammates were in attendance for the couple’s special day. But getting there wasn’t easy. Thanks to the on-the-scene reporting of Sixers guard Evan Turner, we learned that a limousine…

  9. Don’t Know What Jrue Got Til It’s Gone: Jrue Holiday’s Top Ten Games As a 76er

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers

    I started writing for the 700 Level in April 2009, wanting a forum to discuss the Sixers’ ’09 stretch run and subsequent post-season appearance, and not knowing anyone else in non-internet life that cared all that much. The Sixers’ playoff run was brief, but exciting–they lost to the Magic in six games, but took an…

  10. The Sixers’ Hinkification Has Commenced: What Does it Mean for the Rest of the Roster?

    Jun 28, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Press Conference

    So the Sam Hinkie era has begun, and as the filmmakers behind Executive Decision did by killing off Steven Seagal in the first hour, our new General Manager has upped the stakes for the 2013-14 Sixers by making his first move the dismissal of the Sixers’ own biggest-name and most likeable character, Jrue Holiday. Now,…

  11. Jrue Holiday addresses Philadelphia and New Orleans fans on Facebook

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT


    Thaddeus Young tweeted: OMG …. — Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 28, 2013 Congrats to all the draftees tonight…. Sad to see @jrue_holiday11 go… Welcome @nerlensnoel3 and @mcw1… #sixernation goodnight — Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 28, 2013 Andre Iguodala tweeted: You next??? “@yungsmoove21: OMG ….” — Andre Iguodala (@andre) June 28, 2013 Evan Turner tweeted: Wait,…

  12. Quotable: Sam Hinkie on the Sixers’ ‘Big Moment’ and ‘One Gut-Wrenching Phone Call’

    Jun 28, 2013, 2:14 AM EDT


    After a pre-draft media blackout and one hell of a shakeup on Thursday night, Sixers GM Sam Hinkie finally sat down to address the media a little after 1 a.m. on Friday. Hinkie prefaced by saying that he could not discuss certain specifics — like the one topic everyone wants to talk about, the trade…

  13. Nerlens and MCW, But No More Jrue: Some Thoughts on What It All Means for the Sixers

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    First of all, and this will certainly be far from the last gushing eulogy I write for his time on the Sixers, let me just say one more time for the record: I LOVE Jrue Holiday. He was, without a doubt, the best thing about watching the Sixers the last four years, from his days…

  14. Sixers Find Holiday Replacement at No. 11 in Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT


    The Sixers kept the 11th overall pick in tonight’s NBA Draft — contrary to some earlier confusion that they may have traded it — and used it on Syracuse University’s Michael Carter-Williams. He’s a 6-foot-6-inch point guard who will step right in and fill the void left by Jrue Holiday, who was traded to New…

  15. Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel: The Rebuild Is Officially On

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers

    Oh man. In a draft that saw a #1 pick absolutely nobody expected, the Sixers have still pulled off the shocker of the night by trading their young All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel, the Kentucky power forward selected sixth in the draft. Noel, a defensive prospect, was…

  16. Reports: Sixers Trade Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Whoa. Talk about a splash. The Sixers have reportedly traded Jrue Holiday and their 42nd overall tonight for Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel and the Pelicans 1st round pick in 2014, according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. More coming…

  17. Mrs. Jrue Holiday – Lauren Cheney – to Represent Soon for The Stars and Stripes

    Jun 21, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

    (Pardon my awful PhotoShop -- it's Friday)

    If you watched any of the United States women’s soccer team last night before the NBA Final, you likely saw Lauren Cheney playing a starring role for the stars and stripes in a 5-0 rout of South Korea. A game in which Abby Wambach became the all-time leading women’s scorer in the international game. In…

  18. For What It’s Worth: Jrue Holiday Seemed to Really Like Andrew Bynum

    May 20, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT


    You can say it’s just Jrue being nice in case the Sixers decide to bring back the tall kid with the funny hair, but there’s some detail in these comments. And it’s surprising. As we all know, Andrew Bynum did not play a single second of basketball in a Sixers uniform. But according to the…