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Canis Hoopus 4 hours ago
76ers 118, Wolves 112: An Interconference Rivalry in the Making

76ers 118, Wolves 112: An Interconference Rivalry in the Making

The Process outlasts the Wolves in a tough overtime loss The NBA is full of young exciting players who are on the brink of stardom, and tonight’s matchup between the Wolves and the Philadelphia 76ers featured some of that preeminent athletic talent with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons stepping foot on the same court as Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. It’s this young talent that makes these two teams likely adversaries for years to come. And in the era of point guards dominating the NBA, this matchup between Towns and Embiid is also an exciting case for big men still holding relevance...
Liberty Ballers 5 hours ago
Sixers Fight and Claw to a 118-112 OT Win in Minnesota

Sixers Fight and Claw to a 118-112 OT Win in Minnesota

In a festival of Sixers turnovers, Sixers outscore Wolves in all but the 1st to make up for giveaways. The day after I write a post about the Sixers’ 1st quarters being a signifier of team success, they lose the 1st but win out the rest to take an OT victory out of the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s the Sixers’ first win on the season where they lost the opening quarter. But it was far from easy. The Sixers turned the ball over 25 times in regulation. TWENTY FIVE! Ben Simmons all but flat-out refused to shoot until the very end. Joel Embiid displayed some shaky...
Liberty Ballers 22 hours ago
Podcast: The State of the Post-Okafor Sixers

Podcast: The State of the Post-Okafor Sixers

Episode 52 of the Stepover Pod It once again took way too long, but Max and Jim are back talking the post-Okafor Sixers for both Jah and his former team, Joel Embiid’s back tightness and why you should(n’t) worry, and more. Some timestamps for the skip-ahead types: 0:00 A bunch of sad boy talk14:10 Popping the Korkmaz 17:00 Max turns hard on Jahlil Okafor32:20 Trevor Booker: actually quite good34:10 Making trades in the post-Process era39:14 Reluctantly talking about Markelle Fultz44:20 Questions from Twitter
Liberty Ballers Dec 10, 2017
Sixers Fall to Pelicans in Surprisingly Close Game

Sixers Fall to Pelicans in Surprisingly Close Game

The Sixers Found Themselves Without Robert Covington, T.J. McConnell, and Joel Embiid; and They Almost Squeaked Out a Win They almost, almoooost did it. The Sixers already knew they would be without Robert Covington and T.J. McConnell, but it wasn’t until about two minutes before the game that fans found out Joel Embiid would also not be playing due to lower back tightness. It seemed like the game was over before it started. But for the first time in a while, there was a valiant effort put forth by the Sixers bench, specifically the backup big men: Richaun Holmes and Trevor Booker....
Liberty Ballers Dec 7, 2017
Sixers get their hearts ripped out in tough loss to Lakers

Sixers get their hearts ripped out in tough loss to Lakers

The Sixers started off cold, and a hot fourth quarter wasn’t enough to beat the Lakers This loss stings, possibly more than any other loss in the last few years. Even with some atrocious play, the game seemed within reaching distance at the end of the first half, as the Sixers were behind 57-49. With no help from the bench, and cold shooting all around, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid had to take control of the entire offense once again, something that is happening way too often. The third quarter was much of the same, both teams trading blows and the Sixers not able to gain any ground. Once...
Liberty Ballers Dec 7, 2017
Sixers-Lakers Game Thread

Sixers-Lakers Game Thread

Sixers look to bounce back from a tough loss to the Suns on primetime against the new look Lakers Game Time: 8:00 PM EST Watch: TNT Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters: Philadelphia 76ers PG: Jerryd Bayless SG: J.J. Redick SF: Robert Covington PF: Ben Simmons C: Joel Embiid Los Angeles Lakers PG: Lonzo Ball SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SF: Brandon Ingram PF: Larry Nance Jr. C: Brook Lopez Injury Report: Sixers: Justin Anderson, T.J. McConnell, Markelle Fultz Lakers: none Referees: Tom Washington (#49), Bennie Adams (#47), Kevin Cutler (#34) Notes: -The Lakers are on a five game...
Liberty Ballers Dec 7, 2017
Jim Joins the 700 Level Show for Another Edition of ‘Truth or Adair’

Jim Joins the 700 Level Show for Another Edition of ‘Truth or Adair’

Will LeBron join the Sixers? Will Jah get traded? Is TJ safe? Wow, the super telegenic and not at all antsy-on-camera Jim Adair, me, showed up on Comcast NBCSportsPhiladelphia’s The 700 Level Show, playing yet another game of “Truth or Adair.” It’s a pun. Your browser does not support iframes. The questions include: Will Jahlil Okafor be traded this year? Could T.J. McConnell also be on the way out? Are Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid All-Stars? And, of course, a question on my favorite topic: Meat pies. The 700 Level Show airs in full tonight on NBCSportsPhiladelphia PLUS at 5:30,...
Liberty Ballers Dec 7, 2017
Sixers vs Lakers: Start Time and Game Preview

Sixers vs Lakers: Start Time and Game Preview

Embiid and gang vs Lonzo part II The Lakers are in town to face the Sixers tonight. In the teams’ first meeting on November 15th, the Sixers squeaked out a 115-109 win with Joel Embiid having his best game as a professional. 46 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists, and 7 blocks was the big man’s line on the night, absolutely dominating every aspect of the game. The “savior” of the Lakers didn’t have as great of a night: Lonzo Ball shot 1-9 for 2 points along with 5 rebounds and 2 assists. He was benched in the fourth quarter as the Lakers were forced to play catch up. Lavar’s son is...
Liberty Ballers Dec 6, 2017
Questlove Presented Joel Embiid with Sports Illustrated’s Rising Star of the Year Award

Questlove Presented Joel Embiid with Sports Illustrated’s Rising Star of the Year Award

Last night, Sports Illustrated hosted their Sportsperson of the Year awards at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. During the ceremony, Colin Kaepernick, J.J. Watt, Carlos Beltran, Maya Moore, and others received awards from Beyoncé, Trevor Noah, Michael Strahan, Carmen Yulín Cruz and more. Joel Embiid was presented SI’s Rising Star award by Philly’s own Questlove. Photo by Slaven Vlasic/ for Sports Illustrated NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Joel Embiid (L) receives the Rising Star of the Year Award from Questlove (R) during SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of...
Liberty Ballers Dec 4, 2017
Sixers-Suns Game Thread

Sixers-Suns Game Thread

The Sixers look to add win # 14 on the season. Game Time: 7:00 pm EST Watch: NBCSports Philadelphia (Sixers Pregame Live@ 6:30pm) Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters: Phoenix Suns F T.J. Warren F Marquese Chriss C Tyson Chandler G Devin Booker G Tyler Ulis Philadelphia 76ers F Robert Covington F Dario Saric C Joel Embiid G JJ Redick G Ben Simmons Injury Report: Suns - Brandon Knight, Davon Reed, Alan Williams Sixers - Justin Anderson, Markelle Fultz, TJ McConnell Referees: Rodney Mott, Tony Brown & Kevin Scott Notes: The Suns are on game five of a season-long six game...
Liberty Ballers Dec 4, 2017
Joel Embiid is the Best Player in the NBA at Drawing Fouls

Joel Embiid is the Best Player in the NBA at Drawing Fouls

After Saturday night’s Detroit Pistons game - where Joel Embiid once again got someone fouled out - Embiid told NBA TV that his secret is he gets the other player mad enough to foul him a bunch: I know that if you're being extra aggressive, you can call me the James Harden of the bigs. I know I can draw fouls. They're gonna be extra aggressive and I've gonna use that to my advantage because they're so excited to play against me. He’s not wrong about being the James Harden of the bigs. Even their drawn fouls look the same. But Embiid isn’t the Harden of the bigs, Harden is the Embiid...
Liberty Ballers Dec 2, 2017
Sixers Overcome Their Own Mistakes, Down Pistons in Battle of the Bigs 108-103

Sixers Overcome Their Own Mistakes, Down Pistons in Battle of the Bigs 108-103

The brutes took center stage, ahem, and lived up to the hype. A standard Saturday night 76ers-Pistons affair escalated into something greater than that due to media barb-based beef between Andre Drummond and Joel Embiid that gained momentum leading into the game. In a packed house, Drummond and teammate Tobias Harris spurred a comeback from down 19 to take the lead in the fourth quarter. But Drummond fouled Embiid twice in a few possessions to foul himself out, and in the process the Sixers pulled away from the Pistons and pulled out the victory. The Sixers led by 16 at halftime, 63-47, off...
Liberty Ballers Dec 2, 2017
Sixers-Pistons Game Thread

Sixers-Pistons Game Thread

Will the Pistons be calling Joel Embiid their father after the game? Tune in to find out! Game TIme: 7:30 PM EST Watch/Listen: NBC Sports Philadelphia (Marc, Alaa, and Molly), 97.5 (Tom McGinnis) Location: The Center Projected Starters: Detroit Pistons: PG - Reggie Jackson Wing - Avery Bradley Wing - Stanley Johnson Wing - Tobias Harris C - Andre Drummond Philadelphia 76ers PG - Ben Simmons Wing - J.J. Redick Wing - Robert Covington F - Dario Saric C - Joel Embiid Officials: Scott Foster, Tyler Ford, Justin Van Duyne
Liberty Ballers Dec 2, 2017
Sixers vs. Pistons: Start Time and Game Info

Sixers vs. Pistons: Start Time and Game Info

Odds of another Joel Embiid troll job tonight are high! The Detroit Pistons are having a feel-good season, a strong performance relative to expectations with a 14-7 record and a road win in Golden State, the type that makes fans proud and gets remembered by the local fans fondly and by league diehards as a nice underlying story to the bigger narrative of a Cavaliers-Warriors fourth battle, but that ultimately means nothing more than that. In a new arena and having a loose grasp on their fans due to the franchise’s almost 10-year malaise, it’s a good result if mostly meaningless one on a...
Liberty Ballers Dec 2, 2017
Just How Long is the Sixers Starting Five?

Just How Long is the Sixers Starting Five?

In the modern NBA, length is often more important than height. So how long is the Sixers’ starting five? Very. Height is sexy. When Matt Cord announces Joel Embiid’s height as 7’2” during team intros, people get lightheaded. But in today’s NBA, much more attention is paid to someone wingspan length, especially when it comes to defense. The Sixers - outside of J.J. Redick - have an impossibly long starting five. Player wingspans are notoriously inconsistent from measurement to measurement. And once you reach the pros, you’re pretty much never measured ever again. So for...

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