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Atlanta Hawks, Ben Simmons, Dallas Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan, Esports, Future, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Luka Doncic, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA LIVE 19, Philadelphia 76ers, Sim Life, Trae Young -

Welcome back, LIVE fans. As the NBA has returned, and is off to a strong start, that also signals the return of the hoop version of Sim Life. Our first two games should be pretty entertaining, with the young’uns kicking it off. Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and his new running mate Luka […]

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Allen Iverson, Ann Iverson, BIG3, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, NBA, NBA Moms, Philadelphia 76ers -

Ann Iverson sat in a hotel room on a cool September night in the heart of Newport News, Virginia — the city where she raised her son, NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson, and his two sisters, Brandy and Iiesha. She recounted with laughter so many proud moments of raising Allen and being an NBA […]

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Markelle Fultz, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

PHILADELPHIA — As soon as he saw Ben Simmons pushing the ball on a Philadelphia 76ers fast break, Markelle Fultz immediately drifted to the open spot in the left corner. Simmons found him, and Fultz, after one calm dribble, confidently launched what has to be the most celebrated 3-pointer in these parts since Villanova’s Kris […]

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Jamal Crawford, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Summer Pro-Am Leagues, The Crawsover -

SEATTLE — It’s midway through the third quarter, and the sight of Jamal Crawford beginning to high-step as he starts his dribble means one thing: He’s ready to attack. The defender, however, is not ready to be embarrassed and uses his right arm to poke the ball toward half court. Both players instinctively chase the […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson boarded the Los Angeles Lakers’ team plane to Philadelphia, he decided to make a bold move and take Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s seat in the first row. Abdul-Jabbar had suffered a sprained left ankle in Game 5 of the 1980 NBA Finals and wouldn’t be available for Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers. […]

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Hip-Hop, Meek Mill, Michael Rubin, Music, NBA, NFL, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Rap, Robert Kraft -

And why I’m rappin’ like I got somethin’ to prove… — Meek Mill, 2017’s “1942 Flows” Meek Mill told him. Meek made clear the harsh realities of the criminal justice system. Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin only wishes he had believed Meek sooner. But now of course, Rubin — billionaire entrepreneur and minority owner of […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers -

From a statistical view, the playoff debut of Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons was a success. Simmons averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists in 10 games, while in the first round against Miami becoming the first rookie to record a triple-double in the playoffs since Magic Johnson did it with the Los […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Boston Celtics, NBA, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers -

The Sixers almost pulled off the impossible. After Philadelphia forced a Game 5 against the Boston Celtics, many Sixers fans who gathered to watch at South Philadelphia’s Xfinity Live! Philadelphia entertainment complex Wednesday were hopeful that their young team could push the series to two more games for a shot at the Finals. After a […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Ben Simmons, Boston Celtics, Joel Embiid, Marcus Smart, NBA, NBA Live 18, Philadelphia 76ers -

First the Philadelphia 76ers fought off the sweep from the Boston Celtics. Can they avoid the gentleman’s sweep in Game 5? Well, history certainly isn’t on Philly’s side. No team has ever rallied from down 0-3 to win an NBA playoff series. You’d be insane to continue to “Trust the Process,” but how about we […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, NBA Playoffs, Philadelphia 76ers -

Bobby Jones waited patiently as Julius “Dr. J” Erving separated from his defender and sprinted from the right block to the right elbow. With 7:35 left in Game 4 of the 1980 NBA Finals between the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. J was about to add another signature play to basketball history. Jones’ […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Joel Embiid, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

It began with a hip check that took out Boston Celtics guard Shane Larkin in the closing seconds of the first quarter, a pick by Joel Embiid that was delivered with such precision that the reserve guard immediately left the court and never returned. It continued just minutes later as Embiid and Celtics point guard […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

Walking toward his bench after fouling out of a game that his team had “gifted” the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid removed his goggles and forcibly flung them into the base of the scorer’s table. As he reached his dejected teammates on the sidelines, a fan near the bench raised a sign that […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Courtside Culture, Meek Mill, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

WHO: Meek Mill VENUE: Game 3, Eastern Conference semifinals; Wells Fargo Center. .@MeekMill, @questlove, @MNightShyamalan and @ZERTZ_86 in the house for today’s game! #PhilaUnite x #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/g4VB4sb9Gg — Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 5, 2018 WHHW: Not exactly the best birthday gift for Meek Mill — he turns 31 on Sunday. Mill’s hometown 76ers dropped the […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Meek Mill, NBA, NBA Playoffs, Orlando Magic, Penny Hardaway, Philadelphia 76ers, Shaquille O'Neal -

The Philadelphia 76ers, after “trusting” the “process,” have completed their first playoff series victory since 2012. It happened in five games over the Miami Heat, and sharpshooter J.J. Redick led the charge with 27 points. But Tuesday night in Philly was far more than a series victory. It was a moment. The presence of Meek […]

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Meek Mill, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

With the breaking news that Meek Mill is a free man, after the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania overruled Judge Genece Brinkley’s controversial sentence, comes the question: What’s next? Meek outlines his plans in the below tweet thread, but what happens tonight? Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael G. Rubin, who befriended Meek years ago and has become […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Ben Simmons, Golden State Warriors, Hassan Whiteside, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, Manu Ginobili, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, Stephen A. Smith, Tony Parker -

This is the time when desperation sets in as teams face elimination from the NBA playoffs. Such is the fate of the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. San Antonio was able to prevent the Golden State Warriors from sweeping, thanks to the heroics of Manu Ginobili in Game 4. Can the Spurs stay […]

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Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Josh Richardson, Miami Heat, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

It started with the Miami Heat picking up Ben Simmons defensively in the backcourt, putting a body on him early in the Philadelphia 76ers’ offense. It continued with Heat guard Justise Winslow coming off the bench to bump with the star Sixers guard, which threw Simmons off his rhythm in the second quarter. And it […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Ben Simmons, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

PHILADELPHIA — His temperament is best described as even-keeled, but in the moments before his first playoff game, Ben Simmons was unusually hyped. So hyped that the normally quiet Philadelphia 76ers guard went so far as to make demands of backcourt mate J.J. Redick, who had only 11 years of NBA playoff experience going into […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Robert Covington -

PHILADELPHIA — It was a chant that started with a few fans early in the fourth quarter, but as Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown cleared his bench with just under a minute left in the game, it appeared the entire crowd in the Wells Fargo Center had joined in. “Trust the process, trust the process […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Robert Covington, Tennessee State Tigers -

The game was played a few years ago, early in “The Process,” and the verbal abuse directed at Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington from the fans at the Wells Fargo Center was getting heated. Some called him trash, others demanded he be traded or cut. Covington paid it no mind. “We were losing,” he explained. […]

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Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

The Kyrie Irving injury has suddenly opened a door for the Philadelphia 76ers to potentially have an easier road to the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference finals. Now it’s up to rookie sensation Ben Simmons to lead the Sixers there sans Joel Embiid. The Boston Celtics announced Thursday that Irving will have season-ending surgery on Saturday […]

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Meek Mill, Music, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Villanova Wildcats -

If you’re a Philly sports fan, this quote from legendary black philosopher Young Jeezy’s 2005 sermon “Get Ya Mind Right,” Minus the bulls—, life’s great, may be extremely relevant to your life right now. After years of coming up short and outright irrelevant in some sports, Philadelphia is America’s newest title town. The Eagles are […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Ben Simmons, Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

Ben Simmons is set to make just $6 million this season, but he could easily make nearly 100 times that if he plays the lottery Friday. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard is obviously some kind of wizard or prophet based on his ability to predict the future, so why not take a stab at Friday’s […]

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DeMatha High School, Markelle Fultz, Mike Jones, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

DeMatha Catholic High School boys basketball coach Mike Jones walked into BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in Bowie, Maryland, at halftime of the Philadelphia 76ers’ game on Monday night and asked if they could turn on the game. Knowing that Jones was there to see the return of local star Markelle Fultz rather than just for […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

Milwaukee Bucks “point forward” Giannis Antetokounmpo is the wild card among the favorites to win the NBA’s MVP award (James Harden, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the other favorites). Antetokounmpo, a native of Greece who turned 23 in December, is a mixture of the size, speed, lankiness, raw power and finesse that’s only seen […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, House Call with Dr. J, Julius Erving, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Podcast -

Dr. J, the Philadelphia 76ers legend and fan, admits that he is a longtime follower of the San Antonio Spurs. But he has a valid explanation. “It’s a former ABA [American Basketball Association] team that has been the most successful. I pull for them except when they play the 76ers,” he said with a short […]

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Ben Simmons, George Hill, Golden State Warriors, Goran Dragić, Hassan Whiteside, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Miami Heat, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Stephen Curry -

As trade winds continue to blow through the league ahead of the Feb. 8 deadline, we have an Eastern Conference battle that shouldn’t be affected by any last-minute drama. The red-hot Miami Heat comes to the city of Philadelphia, which is on cloud nine because it’s Super Bowl week. The Heat and Philadelphia 76ers tip […]

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Crime, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Meek Mill, Michael Rubin, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Sneaker Stories, Social Activism -

As the leading scorer in the NBA, one of the many faces of adidas and en route to perhaps his first MVP trophy, Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is used to having all eyes on him. Come Thursday, though, special attention will be paid to his feet as Harden will be rocking custom-made “Free Meek” […]

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Commentary, Julius Erving, Patti LaBelle, Philadelphia 76ers, Pots And Pans -

“That was what one person could do for another, fix him up — sew up the problem, make him all right again. …”— Beneatha Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, explaining why she wants to be a physician. My mother died on the 12th of December, 1977: early onset dementia. She was 53. Bit […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, Jerry Jones, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, LaVar Ball, LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Papa John's, Philadelphia 76ers, Roger Goodell, The Week That Was -

Monday 11.13.17 UFC fighter Conor McGregor, ever the humble champion, responded to being removed from an MMA cage that he wasn’t supposed to be in over the weekend by telling his Twitter followers, “F— yous all.” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, possibly overplaying his hand, was issued a cease-and-desist warning from six NFL owners for […]

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Ezekiel Elliott, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving, LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, Lonzo Ball, Philadelphia 76ers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente, Tyrod Taylor, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid had a career night against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, finishing with a career-high in points (46, the most for a Sixers player since Allen Iverson in 2006), assists (7) and blocks (7) in the Sixers’ 115-109 victory at Staples Center. Embiid, playing in just his 43rd […]

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Ben Simmons, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Joel Embiid, Kevin Love, LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Live 18, Philadelphia 76ers -

So after a strong start to the season for EA Sports and NBA LIVE 18, Nov. 8’s doubleheader brought an end to the perfect 6-0 mark correctly predicting the winning team for each game. Time for a new streak to begin. We’ve got the Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets facing off at 8 p.m. EST […]

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Ben Simmons, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

Australia is one of the few continents that has all three groups of mammals — monotremes, marsupials and placentals — while also being home to more than 800 species of birds, two crocodile species, 4,000 fish species and 50 types of marine mammals. Considering Philadelphia 76ers standout rookie Ben Simmons’ love for animals, it certainly […]

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