WATCH: 30th Anniversary Video of Dr. J Punching Larry Bird

These days, it seems like the only 76ers highlights available are when the other team does good things. That’s what happens when you’re in the second consecutive year of a tanking strategy that totally won’t alienate fans.

The only thing left to do? Remember the good old days.

Sunday, for example, was the 30th anniversary of the legendary fight between Dr. J and Larry Bird. Here’s the video:

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WATCH: Drake Is Excited By How Bad the Sixers Are

Sunday night, the Raptors blew out the Sixers 120-88, the first time this year the Sixers haven’t been in a game at all (amazingly). To make matters worse, the Lakers actually won a game last night, which means the Sixers are the NBA’s only winless team.

Want things to get worse? Check out the above dunk, where James Johnson posterizes Brandon Davies so hard that Drake cannot contain himself.

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Young, Tall and Terrible: Meet Your 2014-15 Sixers


“I think I want to get $10 tickets to the Sixers tonight, any interest?” I texted my friend. “Actually, I have no idea of your interest level in basketball.”

This is how one invites people to a Sixers game in 2014. For a while, it wasn’t hard: “Want to go see Iverson tonight?” Now I have to hedge it with promises of cheap tickets on me and a near apology for even asking.

“I’ll go,” Kelly said. “Are they gonna do the fun floor thing?” For the 2014-15 season, the Sixers have a pregame intro that makes it look like the basketball court is being destroyed by a man hitting the Liberty Bell. I told her it was an all-season thing. “Good, that’s why I’m going,” she replied.

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Philly’s 10 Best Pro Athletes on Twitter

References to the Almighty God. Mentions of Jesus Christ. Bible verse citations. Heads up about heading into practice. Vague references to “grinding” and/or “putting in work.” Thanking Uber for the ride. The Twitter lives of many Philadelphia professional athletes can be pretty banal.

But that doesn’t mean all of them are social media dullards. Here, in no particular order, are the 10 Philly jocks who make it a point to bring their best game on Twitter — follow-worthy, all of them.

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Good News, Sixers Fans: Draft Lottery Reform Voted Down

The NBA’s owners have voted down NBA draft lottery reform, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Reform would have punished teams like the Sixers that have and will spend several seasons at the bottom of the NBA in order to get multiple shots at top players.

Owners voted for the change, 17-13, but it needed 23 votes to pass.

It’s a shocking vote, as draft lottery reform was expected to pass easily, with only the Sixers and Thunder opposed. Just yesterday the Sixers had “given up” attempting to prevent lottery reform from passing.

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ESPN: Kobe Bryant Has Destroyed the Lakers

The Sixers were awful last year, and they’re going to be awful again this season. But not all is lost for the Philadelphia basketball fan. Take last season: The hated Celtics won only six more games than the Sixers did and missed the playoffs.

And Sixers fans’ second most-hated enemy, the Los Angeles Lakers? They went 27-55 and finished last in their division. The Lakers! In last! If the Sixers are going to be bad, at least the teams Philly fans love to hate are doing poorly too.

And now, some even better news: The Lakers aren’t going to get much better anytime soon. ESPN reports Kobe Bryant — Lower Merion High School basketball legend, five-time NBA Champion, surefire future member of the Baskebtall Hall of Fame, et cetera — is sabotaging the Lakers from within.

He’s such a ball hog and bad teammate that literally no one wants to play with him. Allen Iverson hogged the ball, but at least he said nice things about his teammates in the press.

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Unveiled: The New Wilt Chamberlain Stamp


Wilt Chamberlain’s life is the stuff of legend, from his time at Overbrook High School to his towering frame to his incredible feats both on and off the court. And so, it is only fitting that the United States Postal Service’s new Wilt Chamberlain stamp is a third taller than most postage stamps. Read more »

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