By now you may have seen the news that LeBron James might be starting at center tonight against the San Antonio Spurs. Before you start snorting about how Erik Spoelstra and the Heat are desperately grasping at straws to save their asses, take a step back for a second. Could this actually be a stroke of genius? Could this be a mind game move on the Phil Jackson level? Read More »
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On this day in 2001, Allen Iverson was presented with his NBA MVP Award before Game 5 of his Sixers’ Eastern Conference Semi-Finals series against Vince Carter and the Toronto Raptors. [Check out A.I., White Chocolate and the 20 Best Crossovers in NBA History]
How did the shortest MVP in NBA history follow up his award presentation? By putting 52 points on the VC and the Raps – his second 50-point performance of the series. Read More »
Clearly, I recognize that there is a huge difference between the physicality and rigors of an NBA game and, say, Flamenco dancing … but still, as a Sixers fan this is tough to swallow.
Just a few weeks after the close of an Andrew Bynum/Sixers season that never was due to (among other things) Bynum’s jello knees, here he is in Spain this week dancing the night away. The Ferrari jacket is just an added bonus. Thanks for this. Read More »
Maybe it was the seemingly endless commercial breaks leading up to it at the end of last night’s CBS telecast, or maybe anything would seem like a letdown after that spectacular Nation Championship game, but didn’t “One Shining Moment” seem to not have the pop that it usually does?
Maybe I’m just irrationally bitter because this was inexplicably left out of the montage. It’s still tradition, and it’s still always good no matter what, so here’s “One Shining Moment” for the 2013 NCAA Tournament: Read More »
Also drinking deeply from the well of irrational confidence along with the entire Florida Gulf Coast roster? The LaSalle Explorers. They’ve now won three NCAA Tournament games in less than a week, knocking off Boise State, Kansas State and Ole Miss. Last night’s victory came down to the wire, and the Explorers went up two with 2.5 seconds left on this tough drive by 6-1 junior guard Tyrone Garland right at 6-9 shot blocker Reginald Buckner.
After the game, Garland dubbed the move the “Southwest Philly Floater” and told reporters, “[Buckner] blocked my shot a couple times during the game, but I ain’t scared of nobody.” Read More »
My Sixers, in an increasingly rare display of scrap and general caring about the outcome of basketball games, battled to keep themselves in it tonight against a mildly-engaged Miami Heat team looking for their 20th straight win.
Philly eventually, predictably, succumbed to their Miami overlords, but not before Jrue Holiday helped put a little bit of fright into the Heat with this dunk: Watch him split the double team to bolt down the lane and dunk on LeBron James: Read More »
To head off the trolls, let me start by saying that I am fully aware that the Miami Heat rolled my Sixers last night in Philly and that the beating was spearheaded by LeBron James and his effortless triple-double. Trust me, I would take Ws over singular highlights any day.
Unfortunately for those us in Sixers hell, we have to celebrate the few-and-far-between enjoyable moments when they happen. For example, this Spencer Hawes beasting of LeBron last night in the first quarter: Read More »
Well this has started off terribly for us. Andrew Bynum‘s (latest) mysterious knee issues keep creeping along and so far, there has really been nothing definitive from the team about when fans can expect to see him on the court.
The Sixers released some solid info today, stating when they believe that he can resume basketball-related activities – but hardly a date when he will playing in actual game. Read More »
This play pretty much embodies how the Knicks treated the Sixers in back-to-back smackings of Philly over the last two days. New York bullied the Sixers in both games, and this play is just one of the many times the Knicks simply ripped the ball away from a Sixers player like they were bullying them on the playground.
Here, Pablo Prigoni comes away with the steal and somehow finds a streaking J.R. Smith for a massive dunk: Read More »
Well that didn’t take long.
It was well-known that Andrew Bynum traveled to Germany earlier in the month to receive the same type of revolutionary treatment that Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez have pioneered in recent years on both of the center’s knees.
After being cleared to play in Sixers camp last week, word just hit that Bynum is now going to be out for three weeks. Read More »