The Lakers' Pyrrhic Victory Lays Bare The NBA's Flawed Incentives

With the game tied 111-111 with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, the Lakers' Jordan Clarkson made a layup to defeat the 76ers. Clarkson was the 46th pick in the draft, sandwiched between two guys named Dwight Powell and Russ Smith. Both Powell and Smith have already been traded—in Powell's case three times—and have… » 3/31/15 12:26am Today 12:26am

The Guy Who Plays The Sixers' New Mascot Hates Philly And The Sixers

The garbage-ass Philadelphia 76ers unveiled a new mascot earlier this month, perhaps hoping that a big fake dog named Franklin would distract fans from the historically bad product that the organization is putting on the floor every night. Unfortunately for the team, some internet sleuthing has revealed that the guy… » 2/23/15 9:58am 2/23/15 9:58am

The 76ers Might Have Also Traded Away Their Heating System [Update]

The Pacers are in Philadelphia to play the 76ers tonight, and they practiced in a frigid arena, because the heat wasn't on, for some reason. Ask Sam Hinkie if he shipped it for an unprotected first-round pick in 2018. » 2/20/15 1:38pm 2/20/15 1:38pm

At Long Last The 76ers Accept That, Yes, It's Finally Time To Rebuild

You can imagine the bittersweet mixture of sadness, gratitude, and relief 76ers fans must be feeling this evening. Today, in a flurry of moves executed just before the NBA's annual trading deadline, general manager and president of basketball operations Sam Hinkie finally pulled the plug on a beloved but aging core of… » 2/19/15 10:23pm 2/19/15 10:23pm

The 76ers Are Run By A Ridiculous TED-Humping Moron

One startling scene serves as the crux of ESPN writer Pablo Torre's very good magazine feature about the braintrust of the Philadelphia 76ers. In it, the general manager of a rival Eastern Conference team calls together a motley assembly of coaches, scouts, media relations experts, retired spies, and straight-up… » 2/18/15 4:55pm 2/18/15 4:55pm

Basketball Is Dead. The Knicks And Sixers Murdered It.

All the precious, fragile, bitterly-won gains of humankind's wretched, fitful, brave, millennia-long upward struggle went up in white-hot magnesium flames last night in Philadelphia and burned away to powder. All for nothing. All fantasies, every damn one. The Knicks and Sixers have shown us ourselves, and we are… » 1/22/15 11:26am 1/22/15 11:26am

Joel Embiid: I'm Not Fat And I Do Care

Over the weekend, a report came out claiming Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fat and unmotivated while he recovered from a foot injury. Embiid disputed those claims last night. » 1/19/15 1:05pm 1/19/15 1:05pm

Report: Joel Embiid Is Fat And Doesn't Care

The main focus of this season's 76ers is their constant, intentional failure, but here's some news about one of the players they actually care about: Joel Embiid. He's reportedly flabby and not following his conditioning. » 1/18/15 7:18pm 1/18/15 7:18pm

K.J. McDaniels's Mom Is The Best Sports Mom

The 76ers beat the Magic in Orlando last night, a fact that was of very little concern to Sixers shooting guard K.J. McDaniels's mom, who was in attendance and continued to demonstrate that she couldn't give less of a shit about the Sixers, and just wants to see her son ball. » 12/22/14 11:54am 12/22/14 11:54am

NBA Shit List: The Philadelphia 76ers, Who Are Capitalism's Diarrhea

Something confounding is happening in Philadelphia. The meanest, vilest, prosthetic-leg-stealingest fanbase in American sports has gone soft for its garbage basketball team, apparently because management promised them a present if they'll all just behave and eat their garbage basketball each night for the next few… » 12/18/14 4:27pm 12/18/14 4:27pm

76ers Get First Win, Are Still A Cynical And Indescribably Awful Fraud

The Philadelphia 76ers managed to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves last night, bringing their season record to 1-17 and avoiding tying the record for most consecutive losses to start a season. They remain the grossest team in the NBA. » 12/04/14 9:34am 12/04/14 9:34am

The Time Manute Bol Hit Six Three-Pointers In A Half

Reader Max sent along this video because he'd never seen it before, never even heard of one of the weirdest NBA happenings of all time, and he thought more people should see it. I support that sentiment entirely: everyone should watch highlights of the night 22 years ago when 7-foot-7 Manute Bol decided he only wanted… » 12/03/14 1:01pm 12/03/14 1:01pm

Let's Laugh At The Sixers Playing Completely Hapless Defense

I've been watching this on loop for a good 10 minutes, and I just now noticed that while Damian Lillard is just hanging out, probably trying to figure out if he's somehow gained the ability to freeze time, Wes Matthews is also wide fucking open in the corner. Lillard could have said, "No, this wide-open three that… » 11/25/14 12:26pm 11/25/14 12:26pm

K.J. McDaniels's Mom Is Sick And Tired Of The Sixers Tanking

The tanking-ass Sixers are gross and bad, and this fact has not gone unnoticed by Sixers guard K.J. McDaniels's mom. Recently, she took to Twitter to let people know that she does not appreciate the Sixers' bullshit. » 11/21/14 12:38pm 11/21/14 12:38pm

Sad Sixers Make Sad Pizza Deal Even Sadder

In October, Papa John's announced one of those standard promotions they run where if the Sixers win a game, fans get 50 percent off their pizza. They've wisely changed that threshold to "if the Sixers score 90 points, even in a loss." » 11/20/14 3:39pm 11/20/14 3:39pm

The Philadelphia 76ers Are A Godless Abomination

You almost certainly missed it over the weekend, but the Philadelphia 76ers made a big addition to their roster, scooping up free-agent forward Robert Covington. If you've never heard of Robert Covington, that's because he's an undrafted second-year player who had previously seen the floor in just seven NBA games, and… » 11/18/14 4:17pm 11/18/14 4:17pm

Where Every NBA Team Takes (And Gives Up) Shots

Here's a chart by our friend Ed Kupfer, who does analytics for the Houston Rockets, showing the distribution by percent of every NBA team's offensive and defensive field goals. If you take a second blink through the information overload, it's a shorthand Rosetta Stone for what's going on in the NBA. » 11/18/14 11:28am 11/18/14 11:28am

Michael Carter-Williams, Professed Non-Tanker, Tanks

The 76ers are a sorry excuse for a professional sports franchise. Last season they had the second worst record in the league. During the draft this offseason they had two top-12 picks, and chose to take a guy that has a season-long injury and a guy that is going to play in Europe this year. They've yet to win a game… » 11/13/14 11:59pm 11/13/14 11:59pm