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  • Charles Barkley Calls Nationally Televised High School Basketball the 'Ultimate Exploitation'

    The Big Lead "Charles Barkley made an interesting argument on Inside the NBA on Monday. While discussing Bronny James' latest Sierra Canyon game on ESPN, Barkley wondered how we reconcile high school sports being broadcast nationally while there is an argument about whether or not (or even how)..." January 21

  • In 1996 Sixers Almost Drafted Kobe Bryant To Pair Him With Allen Iverson

    Fadeaway World "The NBA would have been completely different in the last 20 years if a big move happened over two decades ago. Kobe Bryant is considered one of the biggest Lakers of all time, but that could have been different if it wasn’t for a huge factor. Jonathan Abrams reveals in his book,..." January 21

  • Shaq Mouthed 'Shut the F*** Up' to Charles Barkley on Live TV

    The Big Lead "Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley have a longstanding, friendly feud that's been waged over the last two decades. It actually started out not-so-friendly, with Barkley throwing a ball at Shaq's head while the two were playing in the NBA against each other, but has certainly..." January 21

  • NBA players pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr.

    Sportsnaut "Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a major holiday around the United States. It reminds us of a man who fought for and died to create the equality so many are still battling for today.  It’s also an absolutely huge day around the NBA world. That’s no different on this..." January 20

  • Sports stars talk race, recruiting, remembering MLK at Earl Lloyd Sports Symposium

    Commercial Appeal "Before they were honored at the Grizzlies-Pelicans game, four former sports stars discussed Martin Luther King's impact on their lives, the work they're doing to help carry on his legacy and their responsibilities to the community Monday at the Earl Lloyd Sports..." January 20

  • Nets star Kyrie Irving sidelined to injury once again

    Sportsnaut "It’s just not happening for Kyrie Irving in his first season with the Brooklyn Nets. Irving just recently returned from a shoulder injury that cost him 26 games earlier this season.  The NBA champ is now sidelined once again. Irving will miss Monday’s game..." January 20

  • Tobias Harris continues to grow into closer role for Sixers

    USA Today "When the Philadelphia 76ers lost Jimmy Butler in free agency, they lost the guy they gave the ball to close out games late. In his place, that responsibility has fallen on Tobias Harris, who signed a $180 million contract extension in the offseason. On Saturday against the New York..." January 19

  • 'It's a gift and a curse' — Steve Nash shares his thoughts on Ben Simmons

    NBC Philadelphia "On the surface, Steve Nash and Ben Simmons don’t have a ton in common.  Nash, inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018, shot 42.8 percent from three-point range and 90.4 percent from the foul line in his NBA career. Simmons’ shooting is not a..." January 19

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • The Bucks Are Clear Favorites to Win Eastern Conference

    SI "The NBA is wide open this season, as you may have heard pundits say a few thousand times. The era of the superteam is over, and there are half a dozen (or more) teams with a legitimate shot at winning a championship. Or are there? Milwaukee beat Boston on Thursday. The Bucks..." January 17

  • Charles Barkley Roasts Draymond Green, 'Averaging That Triple-Single'

    TMZ "Charles Barkley's incessant attack on Draymond Green has entered 2020 ... with Chuck straight-up roasting the Warriors star for "averaging that triple-single." A bit of a history lesson -- Barkley absolutely LOVES to insult Day Day with a burning passion ......" January 17

  • Tracy McGrady thinks Sixers should go after Derrick Rose

    Clutch Points "NBA Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Tracy McGrady believes that Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose can help alleviate the Philadelphia 76ers’ recent woes. In an appearance on The Jump alongside Rachel Nichols and fellow retired player Richard Jefferson,..." January 17

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Pascal Siakam now has the second-most votes among frontcourt players in the Eastern Conference, passes Joel Embiid

    NBA.com "The NBA has revealed the third fan vote returns for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. Fans account for 50 percent of the final vote for this year's All-Star Game, which will take place at the United Center in Chicago on Feb. 17. The other 50 percent is made up by current players and a..." January 16

  • The Perfect Blockbuster Trade: Damian Lillard For Ben Simmons And Al Horford

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers have been off to a disappointing start and it is time for a change. Coming into this season, many expected them to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals after the big. Moves they made. After starting off 5-0, many expected them to cruise through the East but,..." January 16

  • Ben Simmons & Girlfriend Kendall Jenner Rumored to Be Back Together

    Heavy "Things appear to be rekindled between Ben Simmons and former girlfriend Kendall Jenner. The two spent New Year’s Eve together ringing in the start of 2020 at a downtown Philadelphia rooftop restaurant, per TMZ.  Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons shared the New..." January 15

  • Joel Embiid: 'The Only Way Is Through'

    The Player's Tribune "T I got a little story for you.   January 15

  • Joel Embiid, Under Armour to launch signature shoe later this year

    ESPN "To close the opening day of Under Armour's Human Performance Summit, Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid announced he will launch his first signature shoe with the company later this fall. Officially dubbed the Under Armour Embiid 1, the late 2020..." January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle messes up fast food order and gets roasted by the team

    CBS Sports "Philadelphia 76ers rookie Matisse Thybulle made about the biggest mistake you can make. No, it was not anything on the court ... he got the team's order at Popeyes and Chick-Fil-A wrong before heading on the road. Brutal. Forward Tobias Harris did not let..." January 11

  • Sixers Express Interest In Langston Galloway, Luke Kennard, Jeff Green

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers, reeling from a recent injury to center Joel Embiid and still missing departed 2019 free agent wings Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick, are apparently seeking reinforcements this season. Philadelphia has “expressed interest” in Pistons..." January 11

  • The Sixers are finally built to survive Joel Embiid's absence

    The Score "Before their game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers learned they would need to get by without their franchise player for at least a little while. Joel Embiid, who gruesomely dislocated his ring finger on Monday, would undergo surgery and then be re-evaluated in..." January 11

  • Charles Barkley donates $1 million to Miles College, an HBCU in his native Alabama

    USA Today "Over the course of his philanthropic efforts, Charles Barkley has made injecting cash into Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) a priority. On Wednesday, Miles College — an HBCU located in Fairfield, Alabama — announced a $1 million gift from..." January 11

  • Three ways the 76ers can survive without Joel Embiid

    Sporting News "As if losing four of their past six games wasn't bad enough, the 76ers will now be without their top player for what could be an extended period. Philadelphia announced that Joel Embiid will undergo surgery Friday after suffering a torn ligament in his..." January 10

  • Ranking the Top 10 Centers in the NBA

    The Big Lead "1. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Generally, building your franchise around a 7-foot, 250-pound center in the year 2020 is frowned upon, but Jokic is more of a point guard trapped in Bryant Reeves' body. He was the All-NBA First Team center last season and will turn 25 next month. It..." January 10

  • Can Ben Simmons and the Sixers Evolve with Joel Embiid Out?

    Bleacher Report "There's no way to frame Joel Embiid's absence as a positive, but if you squint hard enough at the situation, you can at least talk yourself into it being the kind of challenge that presents an opportunity. The Philadelphia 76ers announced Embiid would undergo..." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • 76ers' Center Joel Embiid to Undergo Surgery on Hand Injury, to be Reevaluated in 1-2 Weeks

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will miss time after suffering a torn radial collateral ligament in the fourth metacarpal in his left hand, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN.  Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN later reported Embiid will undergo..." January 09

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Sixers interested in Andre Iguodala reunion

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers are in search of answers ahead of the upcoming NBA trade deadline, looking at a long list of players that could help them take the next step on their quest for the Eastern Conference crown. Among them is veteran Andre Iguodala of the Memphis..." January 09

  • Joel Embiid to miss Thursday's game due to finger injury, will see specialist

    Yahoo! Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers wont have big man Joel Embiid for Thursday’s game against the Boston Celtics. Embiid will miss the contest due to a left ring finger injury. Embiid is meeting with a specialist to determine the severity of the issue, according to Serena Winters of NBCS..." January 08

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • Nick Young isn't inviting D'Angelo Russell to his wedding

    TMZ "With Nick Young getting ready to tie the knot to fiancee Keonna Green -- our guy asked an interesting question ... does D'Angelo Russell get an invite to the wedding?! Nick's response??? "HAHAHAHA!!!" Look, in a way ......" January 08

  • Why The 76ers, Warriors Might Consider A Ben Simmons For D'Angelo Russell Trade

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The expectation around the NBA is that the Warriors will combine their top 2020 draft pick with D'Angelo Russell in a major trade this coming summer. As for who Golden State would receive in return, that's still very much unknown. Whether it's Giannis Antetokounmpo,..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • Sixers To Guarantee Trey Burke’s Salary

    Yardbarker "Sixers point guard Trey Burke has been informed he’ll remain with the team through Tuesday’s salary guarantee deadline, tweets Keith Pompey of Philly.com. As a result, Burke’s one-year, minimum-salary contract will become fully guaranteed. He’ll earn..." January 08

  • Joel Embiid after gutsy effort vs. Thunder: I 'could only play with 1 hand'

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid suffered a gruesome dislocated left finger during the first quarter of Monday's 120-113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he battled through the rest of the contest after initially exiting. The 7-foot center..." January 07

  • Joel Embiid questionable vs. Celtics after dislocating finger

    ESPN "Joel Embiid said he could miss Thursday's showdown with the Boston Celtics after dislocating his left ring finger in the first quarter of Monday night's 120-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Wells Fargo Center. "That's a..." January 07

  • 76ers not true contenders with Ben Simmons playing out of position, but a Chris Paul trade could fix all that

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are the proverbial "one piece away" championship contender. But it can't just be any piece. It's not a talent shortage Philly is facing, but rather, the absence of a particularly skilled player that can finally tie all those talented pieces..." January 07

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • Ben Simmons admits recent slump was frustrating, but he knows Philly can beat the best

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers ended their four-game losing streak on Monday following a much needed win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. After the Sixers’ 120-113 victory, Philadelphia superstar Ben Simmons spoke about his team’s recent slump, admitting that it..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • The Perfect Blockbuster Trade: Kyle Kuzma For Ben Simmons

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers are two teams at the top of their respective Conference. For Philly, the core of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, and Al Horford is enough to consider them a major threat in the East. Though half of their core is still young and..." January 06

  • Joel Embiid’s Finger Turned in Wrong Direction in Gruesome Injury

    Heavy "Joel Embiid sustained a gruesome finger injury in the first quarter of the Thunder-76ers game. Embiid’s finger turned in the opposite direction and his hand looks horrific in the photo below. Embiid somehow managed to return the game with his hand heavily taped. The..." January 06

  • Sixers' Brett Brown calls out Ben Simmons for lack of threes

    Sportsnaut "It’s been a career-long theme for Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons. The lack of a mid-range game and the unwillingness to take three-pointers.  How bad has it got? People were absolutely shocked when the point-forward nailed his first career..." January 06

  • Kyle Kuzma and Ben Simmons’ Ex Tinashe Spark Dating Rumors With Matching IG Stories

    Sports Gossip "Kyle Kuzma's name has been rolling around the rumor mill the last few days, most recently he's being linked to the Sacramento Kings. Now there's a bit of personal life rumors floating through Instagram, as it's possible him and Tinashe could be an item. " January 06

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06