I remember it well. I was 16, right at the start of my senior year of high school, and my friends and I drove down to Veterans Stadium to watch the Phillies play the Reds. It may actually have been the first time I went to a Phillies game unaccompanied by my elders.
When the Sixers announced in 2014 that they’d be building a new practice facility in Camden, N.J.—just across the Delaware from Philadelphia—team president Scott O’Neill was asked if the team was committed to hiring Camden residents for jobs at the building. After all, Camden County NAACP president Kelly Francis…
Lovable Sixers center Joel Embiid participated in some sort of panel on Thursday, and he was asked about the fine he received from the NBA for saying “Fuck LaVar Ball” on Instagram. If the original comment wasn’t enough to get you on Team Embiid, this response probably will:
Lonzo Ball returned to Las Vegas Summer League action last night, but not in his much-ballyhooed Big Baller Brand ZO2s. No, he was wearing a purple pair of Kobe A.D. sneakers. Yes, they kind of look similar to the BBB ZO2.
In a continuation of a time-honored Philadelphia tradition, 2017 first overall draft pick and most recent 76ers savior Markelle Fultz will miss early developmental playing time following a lower leg injury.
The NBA’s #1 overall draft pick left tonight’s game with an ankle injury after the Sixers’ Markelle Fultz found his foot rolling while sliding past teammate Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot—who himself left the game with a busted and profusely bleeding lip.
What’s your favorite typo in this Howard Eskin tweet that seems like it was composed while the author was falling down the stairs?
Markelle Fultz, taken first overall by the Sixers last night, has a column today in The Players’ Tribune. While it doesn’t quite reach the levels of Dion Waiters’s opus in April, it’s pretty good. Fultz shows off some personality. He says Joel Embiid has texted him 75 times since he visited Philly. He also notes that…
Sounds like this company needs to watch its spokespeople more closely. Ah, well. It’s a Philly sports tradition.
It’s been a good week for Sixers fans. The team used just one first-rounder from its draft-pick surplus to move up to the No. 1 spot in the NBA Draft, where it will take Markelle Fultz. That gives the team a young corps of Fultz, Ben Simmons, Dario Šarić, and, of course, Joel Embiid. No one really knows if these guys…
The Process is a success.
According to multiple reports, the Celtics have agreed to trade the number one overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, clearing the way for the Sixers to finally add a guard—any guard, please God let it be a guard—to their young core. The Sixers are expected to use the first overall pick on…
The Sacramento Kings—who won 32 games and traded their franchise center for what essentially amounts to a pair of rookies—face a crucial summer. The team will be very bad next year, although they have a pair of first-round picks in this year’s draft to develop. Thanks to a disastrous trade with Philadelphia a few…
PHILADELPHIA—I’m standing in the middle of a giant chain sports bar. It is mobbed—3,500 people showed up to the Sixers lottery party, per organizers. But it feels like mass.
The NBA held its draft lottery last night, and the Celtics and Lakers were the winners, taking the first two picks in the draft. Philadelphia, swapping with the stupid, stupid Kings, got the third pick.
Mural Arts Philadelphia unveiled the 4,001st mural it has put up in the city this morning, a work by Ernel Martinez titled 76ers: Beyond the Court.
This little Ron Baker lookalike thought he could sneak one by Ben Simmons, but little did he know, the dude is closer to healthy now and he’s also supposedly seven feet tall.
When Ben Simmons was picked first overall in the 2016 draft, he was listed at 6-foot-10. Unfortunately we haven’t seen much of him since. What was the 20-year-old doing in that time, besides waiting for his foot bones to heal? Becoming larger.
What do you suppose Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel and, uh, star(?) forward Aaron Gordon talked about today, at their meeting—reported by the Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins—about the sudden viral-photo-sparked rumor that the organization might be hoping to trade Gordon for Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward…