6:43 AM EDT, Fri July 21, 2017
18 hours ago
Watch a behind-the-scenes look at JJ Redick’s decision to join the Sixers in free agency

Watch a behind-the-scenes look at JJ Redick’s decision to join the Sixers in free agency

A pretty interesting look at free agency. JJ Redick is going to be a great addition to Philadelphia in a number of ways, beyond what his impact will be to the Sixers on the court. Not that we need any more Sixers podcasts, but he’s a tremendous presence on that front, and his involvement with Uniterrupted should give fans a closer look at their favorite franchise than perhaps they’ve ever had. In a new short documentary titled, “The Process With JJ Redick,” the veteran shooting guard takes the public on a journey through his free agency decision. It skips past a lot of the usual...
23 hours ago
Liberty Links: Manu Ginobili to return for his 16th NBA season

Liberty Links: Manu Ginobili to return for his 16th NBA season

Ginobili wants one more crack at an NBA title. Manu Ginboili is not ready to hang up his sneakers just yet. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Ginboili, who turns 40 in nine days, will sign a one-year deal. Wojnarowski also says the Spurs are working to re-sign Pau Gasol, who opted out of his contract earlier this summer. Ginobili averaged a career low 7.5 points and shot just 39 percent from the field in 69 games last season. He’s clearly slowing down, but it’ll be nice to have him in the league for at least one more year. You never know when he might step up to make a big...
Jul 19, 2017
Former Sixers center Kwame Brown blames Sixers’ medical staff for end of career

Former Sixers center Kwame Brown blames Sixers’ medical staff for end of career

Not great. Kwame Brown did not exactly leave the NBA draped in glory. His career is best known for its shortcomings, and despite the No. 1 pick lasting 12 years in the league, it was his status as a top draft pick that kept him around, rather than anything he offered on the court. That’s worthwhile context to mention before sharing an anecdote he offered to explain the end of his career. In a broad profile piece on some of the more famous members of the new Big 3 league, Bleacher Report’s Bonsu Thompson shared an anecdote from Brown, who claims his career was cut short because of...
Jul 18, 2017
NBA Free Agency Rumors: Is Ben Simmons trying to recruit LeBron James to Philly?

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Is Ben Simmons trying to recruit LeBron James to Philly?

Why not? You may or may not have heard that LeBron James isn’t too pleased with the direction (read: lack thereof) the Cavs front office is heading in. Prior to the chaos unfolding this summer, there were already rumors suggesting LeBron was interested in taking his talents to Los Angeles after next season, with the possibility of getting the infamous Banana Boat crew together. But if he’s going to jump ship next offseason, why not make—or at least consider—a move to the Sixers? It would be a step up in degree of difficulty, sure, but there is more than enough talent on hand already...
Jul 18, 2017
Liberty Links: Los Angeles Lakers win Las Vegas Summer League

Liberty Links: Los Angeles Lakers win Las Vegas Summer League

The Lakers won a summer league title even without Lonzo Ball. All is good in Tinseltown right now. The Los Angeles Lakers took home the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League championship on Monday night, defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 110-98. Kyle Kuzma led the way for the Lakers, scoring 30 points (11-16 FG, 6-10 3PT) and pulling down 10 rebounds. When you’re hitting shots like this... Kyle Kuzma with the buzzer beater to end the third quarter! pic.twitter.com/Ou7AEwJBvh— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) July 18, 2017 ...some nights you’re just feeling yourself. He was subsequently named...
Jul 17, 2017
Report: Sixers draft pick Jonah Bolden will stay overseas next season, move to Maccabi Tel Aviv

Report: Sixers draft pick Jonah Bolden will stay overseas next season, move to Maccabi Tel Aviv

A decent outcome for the young big man. One of the bright spots on Philadelphia’s Summer League team will have to ply his trade overseas next season, at least for one more year. Jonah Bolden will reportedly stay in Europe next year, according to a new report from European expert David Pick. Source: Sixers grant Maccabi their blessing to stash Adriatic League superstar Jonah Bolden. Tel Aviv, Red Star negotiate his release.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 17, 2017 Though this represents a minor disappointment for Sixers fans—many of whom were excited about the energy and athleticism...
Jul 17, 2017
Sixers News: Soccer star Paul Pogba tried to guard Joel Embiid, got dunked on

Sixers News: Soccer star Paul Pogba tried to guard Joel Embiid, got dunked on

Tough break, kid. Even though he plays for the most evil soccer club in the world and will get no sympathy from this Liverpool supporter, Paul Pogba is generally pretty damn good at what he does. The Manchester United midfielder was bought for the largest transfer fee in history last summer, and at just 24 years old, his best days are still ahead of him. But as Joel Embiid proved in this brief clip, he should probably stick to his day job. Or, at the very least, take his next crack on the hardwood against a guard. Embiid towers over him, and he was able to easily muscle past him for a dunk,...
Jul 17, 2017
Liberty Links: Carmelo Anthony still expecting a trade to Houston Rockets

Liberty Links: Carmelo Anthony still expecting a trade to Houston Rockets

Trade talks with the Rockets may have stalled for now, but Anthony is reportedly confident they’ll resume soon. Just four days ago, a Carmelo Anthony trade to the Houston Rockets was “at the two-yard line”. But trade talks stalled towards the end of last week, leaving Anthony on the Knicks roster for the time being. New general manager Steve Mills was reportedly hoping to convince Anthony to stay, but the 10-time All-Star is expecting trade discussions to resume shortly. From ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Whatever stance a post-Phil Jackson front office is taking now, Anthony expects...
Jul 16, 2017
Sixers News: Someone is selling a life-sized Joel Embiid balloon on Craigslist

Sixers News: Someone is selling a life-sized Joel Embiid balloon on Craigslist

Um.... The Process has produced some of the weirdest and greatest memorabilia a sports fan could ever dream of. How many other fanbases would line up to pose with a cardboard cutout of Vlade Divac, or cheer the raising of a banner for a GM who resigned? But this, my friends, may just take the cake. Someone in the Philadelphia area has created a life-sized Joel Embiid balloon doll, and it can be yours for the price of a few power tools. Here’s the entire listing for the, uh, “product,” in case it disappears. I don't know how or why but I am some sort of balloon prodigy, I can make...
Jul 14, 2017
Bulls pummel Sixers in Philadelphia’s summer league finale

Bulls pummel Sixers in Philadelphia’s summer league finale

Summer league mercifully comes to an end for the Sixers. The Philadelphia 76ers looked like a team that was just ready to get out of the Las Vegas heat in their summer league finale. They fell to the Denzel Valentine led Chicago Bulls 99-82, and shot just 39.2 percent from the floor as a team. The loss gave Philadelphia a 2-6 record across all summer league games. Some observations from the Sixers’ final game until October: Furkan Korkmaz took over as Philadelphia’s main scoring threat towards the end of the team’s stay in Las Vegas. Korkmaz, who led the team in scoring with 12.3...
Jul 14, 2017
Liberty Links: Ben Simmons throws shade at Lonzo Ball in Instagram comments

Liberty Links: Ben Simmons throws shade at Lonzo Ball in Instagram comments

Simmons and LeBron both noticed Lonzo wearing Nikes. War of words between Sixers and Balls reaches Battle of Footwear Brands - The 700 Level Ben Simmons hasn't been shy about dissing Lonzo Ball and the Ball family at-large. Both Simmons and Joel Embiid shot off a few Draft Night tweets about the Balls last month. The new chapter of this saga takes place on Instagram. Ball wore a pair of Nike Kobe A.D. sneakers in the Lakers' Summer League game against the Sixers last two nights ago, eschewing the infamous Big Baller Brand ZO2s. LeBron James, a Nike athlete represented by Klutch Sports, like...
Jul 13, 2017
Report: Sixers to play Boston Celtics in London's O2 Arena in 2018

Report: Sixers to play Boston Celtics in London's O2 Arena in 2018

The Sixers will be on the international stage next year. It looks like the Sixers will be taking their talents to London next January for a regular season game against the Celtics, per a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey: The 76ers are expected to host the Boston Celtics in a regular-season game on Jan. 11 at O2 Arena in London, according to a league source.— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) July 13, 2017 This would be a part of the NBA's Global Games series, which has held games in London's O2 Arena for the last five years in January. The Sixers have never played a...
Jul 13, 2017
Liberty Links: NBA announces new league rules, season will start sooner

Liberty Links: NBA announces new league rules, season will start sooner

Check out the links! NBA announces new rule changes - Twitter The NBA Board of Governors has brought upon some new rules changes for the league: Here are the rules changes on timeouts approved by the NBA's Board of Governors: pic.twitter.com/S0rYVvzfxi— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 12, 2017 These are certainly positives. The NBA has a pace problem at the end of games, where the final three minutes of action, especially come playoff time, can feel like an eternity between free throws and timeouts. It also eschews a situation the Sixers frequently found themselves in where Brett Brown...
Jul 13, 2017
Summer league recap: Korkmaz, Drew II shine in Sixers loss

Summer league recap: Korkmaz, Drew II shine in Sixers loss

Korkmaz and LD2 couldn’t outlast Lonzo. There’s only three words to say about the Sixers 103-102 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday night: Too. Much. Lonzo. The second overall pick had an incredible 36 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to propel Los Angeles to victory. Even though the Sixers dropped their third summer league game, there were still some positives. Korkmaz played by far his best game as a member of the Sixers to date. He finished with 19 points (8-14 FG) to go along with three assists. The 19-year-old was only 2-8 from beyond the arc, but moved well off the ball,...
Jul 12, 2017
Vegas Summer League: Sixers-Lakers game thread

Vegas Summer League: Sixers-Lakers game thread

Lonzo vs. Larry Drew II. Game Time: 10:30 p.m. ET Location: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV TV: ESPN2 Projected Starters Sixers: Larry Drew II, Brandon Austin, Furkan Korkmaz, Alex Poythress, Jonah Bolden Lakers: Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, Travis Wear Ivica Zubaz The Bad Guys: Silver Screen and Roll