TAG: Philadelphia 76ers

Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:15 am

GIF: Nerlens Noel Beats Andre Drummond To Peak For Massive Block

Nerlens Noel

Josh Smith got Nerlens Noel. Andre Drummond didn’t. Watch the Philadelphia Sixers’ rookie collect the most impressive of his five blocks by beating the Detroit Pistons’ fellow high-flyer to the mountain top and authoritatively swatting his layup attempt to the other end. Read More »

NBA / Oct 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Video: Sixers Rookie K.J. McDaniels Rises For Huge Two-Handed Block On Break

K.J. McDaniels

The draft-night slide of Philadelphia 76ers rookie K.J. McDaniels never made sense. Projected by some as a late-lottery pick at certain points leading up to June 26, the University of Clemson product inexplicably fell to the top of the second round before being quickly snatched up by Philly GM Sam Hinkie. A few months later and to no one’s great surprise, McDaniels is proving his draft slot wrong with flashes of dominant defensive potential during the preseason, and his latest one might be hist best: A huge, two-handed, chase-down block of the Brooklyn Nets’ Alan Anderson. Read More »

Video / Oct 15, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Nerlens Noel Jumps Passing Lane, Gets Steal, Leads Break For Easy Layup

Nerlens Noel, Quincy Acy

Nerlens Noel, Quincy Acy (Mark Konezny, USATODAY)

Players so tall aren’t supposed to move like Nerlens Noel. The Philadelphia 76ers’ prized rookie showed off his supreme blend of quickness, speed, and coordination against the New York Knicks last night as he jumped a passing lane, corralled the steal, and led the break before spinning and dishing to Jakarr Sampson for an easy layup. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 14, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Sixers Tried To Trade Michael Carter-Williams During Draft

Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams won the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year award in pretty decisive fashion. Part of this was the dearth of talent in the 2013 NBA Draft, and part of it was Williams’ stellar rookie campaign for a dreadful Sixers team. So it’s with mild shock, we read — per Grantland’s Zach Lowe — MCW’s was quietly shopped to teams during the draft this year. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 9, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: This Is Why Nerlens Noel Could Win Defensive Player Of The Year One Day

Nerlens Noel

Rookie Nerlens Noel had 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 106-92 exhibition win over the Charlotte Hornets last night. The lefty made a right-handed jump hook and smooth 17-footer while serving as the supreme pick-and-roll threat and rim-intimidator for which he’s known. It was a strong performance by any box score or objective analysis. But what stuck out more to us than raw stats or a gravity-defying dunk or block about Noel’s play on Wednesday was a single defensive sequence that was easy to miss unless you were really looking. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:00 pm

PHOTO: Joel Embiid Shows Off His Late September Holiday Cheer

Joel Embiid

This isn’t exactly the portrait of a guy known for his sarcastic, gregarious social media persona. Read More »

Twitter / Sep 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Joel Embiid Returns To Twitter, Offers Take On Celebrity Photo Scandal

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid’s eight-day Twitter hiatus is over. His reign atop the NBA’s social media throne, though, is anything but. Instead of continuing to propagate his fictional romantic escapades, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie took to the web and offered his thoughts on – what else? – the scores of illicit celebrity photos that have been illegally obtained by hackers. Read More »

Smack / Sep 20, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Video: Adorable Little Girl Recites Allen Iverson’s Infamous “Practice” Rant

Maggie, Allen Iverson

It was over 12 years ago that the Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson – who Kevin Durant recently dubbed “pound-for-pound the best” – ended his season in ridiculously quotable fashion by going on, and on, and on about practice. The original video is awesome, and certainly worthy of your time. Far more entertaining, though, is this adorable little girl’s take on The Answer’s rant. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Sep 18, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Joel Embiid Posts Instagram “Photo” Of Rihanna Cheering Him On At Kansas

Joel Embiid (Instagram)

We chronicled Joel Embiid’s (successful?) courtship of Rihanna all summer long. The Philadelphia 76ers big man turned to the pop superstar after striking out with Kim Kardashian, getting her to follow him on Twitter at the very least – and depending on whom or what you want to believe, perhaps more. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 12, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Nerlens Noel Runs Rocky Balboa’s Trail Through Philadelphia (UPDATE)

Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel has yet to suit up for the Philadelphia 76ers, but has already begun endearing himself to one of the league’s most cantankerous fan bases. In an effort to promote his goal of establishing a charity 5K going forward, Noel ran – or jogged, more likely – through various spots of Philly today made famous by Rocky Balboa. Read More »