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NBA / Sep 4, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Reviewing The Sam Hinkie Era In Philadelphia

Sam Hinkie

It seems as though Sam Hinkie is almost done stripping down the team he took over after the 2012-13 NBA season. With Thaddeus Young officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the only player remaining on the Philadelphia 76ers roster, who was also on the roster when Hinkie took over, is — you guessed it — Jason Richardson. With Thad gone, it’s now official to say this is a Sixers team, with the exception of J-Rich, completely built by Hinkie, and it’s not a very good one, at least not yet. Read More »

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 12:30 pm

How The New CBA Destroyed The NBA Trade Deadline

Andre Miller

In the weeks leading up to the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline, reports were out that NBA insiders expected this to be one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent memory, or more specifically, since the 2011 lockout and the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that commenced.

As quickly as those reports leaked, they were contracted. And if last Thursday left your trade deadline fix unresolved and unfulfilled yet again, then you can look no further and blame that aforementioned 2011 lockout and more specifically, the new CBA. Read More »

NBA / Dec 20, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The NBA Needs Its Own NFL RedZone

Stephen Curry

At the start of the 2009 season, the NFL launched a channel, which would become the marquee channel to own and watch for NFL Sundays, especially if your favorite club played during a different time slot, or were on a bye that week. The channel would be named NFL RedZone, it would cost the viewer $49.99 and it would, perhaps most importantly, be commercial free, partially the reason the consumer pays an annual fee. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Oct 31, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Allen Iverson Says Goodbye To The NBA

Allen Iverson

Aaron McKie.”

“Aaron McKie.”

During Allen Iverson‘s retirement press conference yesterday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center, these were the two words that brought Allen to the inevitable tears. Not when he spoke on his family or friends or John Thompson. “Aaron McKie.” Read More »

NBA / Oct 8, 2013 / 1:00 pm

20 Teams You Better Be Watching On NBA League Pass This Year

Chauncey Billups, Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings

Every year, diehard NBA fans look forward to a few things that surround the upcoming year other than the season itself.

We as fans have always looked forward to the national TV Schedule, Christmas games, our favorite team’s opening night matchups, when certain players or teams come to our town, when traded players or free agents who jumped ship travel back to the city they were on the year prior, the release of video games and the superstars and rookies’ ratings in them, fantasy drafts and so on and so on. Read More »

NBA / Aug 6, 2013 / 11:30 am

The 10 Worst Teams To Ever Make The NBA Finals

Allen Iverson

Even casual NBA fans will never forget Magic‘s Lakers, Bird‘s Celtics, Jordan‘s Bulls, Shaq‘s Lakers or even (gulp) LeBron‘s Heat. How can you? They’ve all won multiple championships, and as players, are five of the greatest who ever laced up. They’re historic. What we do forget, though, are the teams that didn’t make it easy for them to reach that plateau. Read More »

NBA / Jul 1, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Here’s Why The Jrue Holiday Trade Was A Move The Sixers Had To Make

Jrue Holiday

In Malcolm Gladwell’s 2005 book, Blink, he tells the story of the Getty kouros, a statue brought to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Southern California. Before the purchase of the statue (said to be going for around $10 million), Thomas Hoving, a former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, blessed the statue with his presence. Hoving was known for jotting down the first word that came to his mind whenever he saw something he had never seen prior. On this day, he wrote down the word, “fresh.” As he put it, “fresh is not the right reaction to have to a 2,000-year-old statue.” Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 21, 2013 / 4:45 pm

LeBron James’ Top 15 Clutch NBA Playoff Moments

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike)

“You either love ‘em, or you hate ‘em”

It’s a phrase we use about the greatest and/or most intriguing teams in sports history. We use it because it’s true.

The New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers and now — the Miami Heat. That’s the list. The latter, large in part, because of one man’s Decision. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 24, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Why Allen Iverson’s Reebok Answer 1 Was More Than Just A Sneaker

Allen Iverson

For everyone outside of Philadelphia, the Question was whether or not Allen Iverson would become the NBA’s shortest Rookie of the Year ever. For everyone who lived in or around The City of Brotherly Love, we already knew the Answer. Read More »

NBA / May 17, 2013 / 1:06 pm

Don’t Blame Kevin Durant For the Thunder’s Playoff Exit, Blame Scott Brooks

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

Whenever something in sports doesn’t go according to plan, we as fans are quick to place blame. The easy way to explain why the Oklahoma City Thunder couldn’t get back to the Western Conference Finals, much less the NBA Finals, would be to blame Kevin Durant for not being able to carry his team to the next round. Let’s take a deeper look before placing blame.

What became of the Thunder the second Russell Westbrook‘s meniscus tore falls on many parts of the organization. Read More »