TAG: Philadelphia 76ers

Twitter / Jul 24, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Teams Kill It On Twitter With #NBASitcoms

Draymond Green

No professional sports league in the world promotes itself through social media like the NBA. Whether it’s fodder gleaned from individual players, promotions ran by the league office, or quirky internet stuff used by specific teams, the NBA is always engaging its fans. A sizable group of clever franchises continued the latter trend today, using the Twitter hashtag #NBAsitcoms to combine the public’s love of hoops and (mostly crappy) television. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 22, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Rihanna Is Joel Embiid’s Latest Twitter Target

Joel Embiid

After his failed courtship of LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid set his sights on Kim Kardashian. Apparently unfazed by his lack of success with Mrs. Kanye West, Embiid’s hysterical – or heartbreaking? – twitter antics have resumed. His target this time around? Rihanna. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 21, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Report: Celtics Will Sign Free Agent Evan Turner

Evan Turner, Kris Humphries

After an abysmal 27 games to finish the 2013-14 regular season with the Pacers, Indiana decided not to extend Evan Turner a qualifying offer this summer, making him an unrestricted free agent. According to the Boston Herald, Turner is expected to sign with the Celtics for part of their mid-level exception. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 11, 2014 / 2:16 pm

UPDATE: Rockets, Lakers Finalizing Lin Trade

Jeremy Lin

The Houston Rockets have some work to do before they can sign Chris Bosh. Daryl Morey and company don’t have the requisite cap space to sign Bosh outright unless they move the salaries of Jeremy Lin and other players. Though it was previously reported that Lin would be headed to the Philadelphia 76ers to make room for Bosh, ESPN’s Marc Stein says that Houston has engaged the Los Angeles Lakers in trade discussions for the Asian-American star. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 10, 2014 / 9:45 am

Report: Lin Headed To Sixers If Rockets Sign Bosh

Jeremy Lin, Chris Bosh

As speculation continues to rise trumpeting LeBron James‘ possibly imminent decision to go to the Cavs after his meeting with Pat Riley on Wednesday evening, the aftershocks are being felt around the league, especially with the Rockets. The New York Daily News reports they’ve got a deal in place sending Jeremy Lin and a first-round draft pick to the Sixers if James leaves Miami and Chris Bosh signs the maximum contract offer from Houston. Read More »

GIFs / Jul 7, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Tony Wroten’s Insane Shammgod Crossover Might Be The Best You’ve Seen

Tony Wroten

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten has graduated from NBA Summer League play, but that doesn’t mean he’s not honing some of the slickest handles in all of basketball. Wroten absolutely demolished his defender in a Seattle Pro Am recently with one of the quickest Shammgod crossovers you’ll ever see. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Twitter / Jul 7, 2014 / 9:45 am

Timeline: Joel Embiid Twitter Recruitment Of LeBron

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid‘s bid to recruit LeBron James to Philadelphia on Twitter last week started out innocently and ended in disappointment. In the process, a social media star was born. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 5, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Report: Sixers, Rockets Talk Trade For Lin

Jeremy Lin

The Philadelphia 76ers have become the NBA’s wasteland for notable players with outsized salaries. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Jeremy Lin could be the latest big name headed to Philly as the Houston Rockets attempt to shed enough salary to offer Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh worthwhile contracts. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 2, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Rockets Disrespect Jeremy Lin With No. 7 ‘Melo Jersey; Lin Responds On Twitter

Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony

The Houston Rockets pulled out all the stops in their pitch to free agent Carmelo Anthony today. They invited former Rocket Clyde Drexler to the meeting as well as current Rocket stars Dwight Howard and James Harden. They even put an image of ‘Melo in a No. 7 Rockets jersey on their arena’s marquee. One problem, that’s Jeremy Lin‘s number, and he wasn’t too pleased about the oversight. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 8:01 pm

Sixers Select Joel Embiid With The Third Pick Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »