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How Flyers Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds Almost Beat the Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are from another era, a throwback to the original days of basketball, of barnstorming teams like the Original Celtics and the New […]

Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams
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There Is Hope: The Sixers Could Actually Look Scary-Good Next Year

I have always loved the Philadelphia 76ers. I would go to the old Spectrum in 1973 and buy a cheap seat and eventually end up […]

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76ers Head Coach Brett Brown Comments on Jason Collins Return to the NBA

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown had some nice things to say about Jason Collins, who, if you haven’t heard, just became the NBA’s first […]

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MONDAY KICKSTARTER: Jason Collins Debuts for the Brooklyn Nets, Becoming First Out Man to Play in the NBA

I trolled the web for LGBT headlines all weekend so you wouldn’t have to. Here’s what I dug up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDnzbwMa2mI#t=0 HISTORY It’s the moment we’ve […]

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The Rookie: Michael Carter-Williams

My knuckles are white as I grip the steering wheel, trying in vain to keep up with Michael Carter-Williams, who’s burning serious rubber up ahead. […]

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St. Joe’s Basketball in Limbo: The Hawk Will Never Die?

You see them at St. Joe’s hoops games: old-guard fans who go by names like Owen, Ernie and Dr. Ed. Rich the CPA. The Twins. […]

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How the Sixers Learned to Stop Winning and Love the Tank

Things were pretty scary in Sixerland there for a while. The home team was sitting at 6-8 and in first place (gasp!) in the NBA […]

Dr. J. Dunking
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WATCH: Dr. J.’s Five Best Commercials

Sixers legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving will be giving a free talk tonight as a part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Author Event series. […]

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Wilt Chamberlain Is the Greatest Philadelphian of All Time

Who do you think the greatest Philadelphian of all time is? I asked a bunch of people this question over the last week, and nobody really […]

Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams
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How to Be a Fan of the Tanking 76ers

The Sixers are going to be bad this year. Of course, you knew that. The Sixers may have the third-most victories and third-most playoff wins […]

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So What Is a Southwest Philly Floater

Until Sunday  evening the best definition of a Southwest Philly Floater might have been comedian Chip Chantry’s. But when La Salle’s Tyrone Garland teardropped in his game-winning shot […]