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Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:11:23 GMT2017-02-22T06:11:23Z

 



Donnellon: Sixers' Brown excels at people skills

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:11:23 GMT2017-02-22T06:11:23Z

OF ALL THE wonderful possibilities Sam Hinkie could have imagined or anticipated when he took over running the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013, this is one that was likely not on that radar:



Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:54:04 GMT2017-02-22T03:54:04Z

With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention.



Murphy: Wilt Chamberlain crashed glass ceilings

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:48:24 GMT2017-02-22T03:48:24Z

WHOEVER WROTE the laws said the echoes never stop. Time is an infinite pond, the present a patch still rippling with the energy of earlier times. All of us are ripples, tiny pieces of string, the vibrating remnants of history's disruptions, reactions in a chain we trace back through stories and pictures and newspaper pages. Some of them whisper with the force of a butterfly's wings. Others resound.



1966-67 Sixers: Was Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell better?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:50:05 GMT2017-02-22T00:50:05Z

There's a dramatic photo of Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell during a 1967 game at Boston Garden that perfectly captures their historic competition.



1966-67 Sixers: Was Wilt Chamberlain 'Dippy' or 'The Stilt'?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:37:56 GMT2017-02-21T21:37:56Z

After an interview on the day before the 76ers belatedly retired his number in 1991, Wilt Chamberlain handed me a copy of his new book, "A View from Above."



Live updates: 2017 NBA trade deadline news, deals and rumors

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:18:31 GMT2017-02-21T20:18:31Z




Smallwood: Some players who could move at the NBA trade deadline

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:32:28 GMT2017-02-21T17:32:28Z




Hayes: On way to NBA title, Sixers first took care of the hated Boston Celtics

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:33:35 GMT2017-02-21T12:33:35Z

DURING THE NBA playoffs in 1967, there was a scalper who stood outside of Convention Hall. He would approach you and quietly ask whether you wanted to get inside; 10 bucks a head, twice the regular ticket price. He would tell you to follow him down the da



Cooney: What the DeMarcus Cousins trade means to the Sixers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:11:17 GMT2017-02-21T08:11:17Z

FOR THE PROPONENTS of 76ers management taking its time when it comes the inevitable trade of a big man or two, Monday was a good day.



Donnellon: So how should the Sixers handle Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons now?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:20:22 GMT2017-02-21T01:20:22Z




1966-67 Sixers: Fifty years later they remain Philly's best team ever

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:27:23 GMT2017-02-20T23:27:23Z

Last year, utilizing a complex analytical formula, statistical guru Nate Silver's website, FiveThirtyEight.com, ranked the greatest teams in NBA history.



Ford: Can NBA All-Star Game be saved?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:23:29 GMT2017-02-20T23:23:29Z

A rather remarkable thing happened on Jan. 23, 1973, in old Chicago Stadium when the NBA held an All-Star Game and one of the teams failed to score 100 points. In fact, the West squad didn't even score 90 that day, losing 104-84 despite possessing a starting lineup of Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Sidney Wicks, Spencer Haywood, and Tiny Archibald.



Embiid, Saric make the most of all-star weekend

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:47:34 GMT2017-02-20T20:47:34Z

NEW ORLEANS - 76ers rookies Dario Saric and Joel Embiid made their introduction to the NBA's all-star weekend a memorable affair.



Sam Hinkie and the Sixers are the big winners in the DeMarcus Cousins trade

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:47:14 GMT2017-02-20T20:47:14Z




Here are all the 76ers' potential draft picks in the next few years and what trades got them

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:46:49 GMT2017-02-20T20:46:49Z

As the NBA trade deadline approaches on February 23, we know there will be plenty of of rumors about potential 76ers deals that could involve their draft picks. So here's a look at what picks the Sixers have over the next few years, and how they got them.



Great Sixers team was filled with Philly connections

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:25:37 GMT2017-02-20T18:25:37Z

For Philadelphians 50 years later, one of the most telling and heartwarming facts about the 1966-67 NBA champions is revealed by all the familiar faces in their team photo.



Anthony Davis scores 52 as West takes All-Star Game

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:26:05 GMT2017-02-20T05:26:05Z

NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis showed the NBA all-stars how things are done in the Big Easy. The New Orleans Pelicans forward finished with an All-Star Game record 52 points to go with 10 rebounds Sunday night. His efforts helped the Western Conference All-Stars defeat the Eastern Conference stars, 192-182, at the Smoothie King Center.



Kyle Lowry, NBA all-star, still proud to be from North Philly

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:28:13 GMT2017-02-20T00:28:13Z

NEW ORLEANS - Kyle Lowry is still that feisty kid from 20th and Lehigh. Don't let the lucrative salary, an Olympic gold medal, or being a three-time NBA all-star fool you. The Toronto Raptors point guard still represents North Philly through and through. So much so that you are reminded of it during pregame introductions at the Air Canada Centre.



As trade rumors swirl, Sixers' Okafor, Saric shine in Rising Stars

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:30:45 GMT2017-02-19T22:30:45Z

NEW ORLEANS - Jahlil Okafor is doing his best to enjoy this weekend. With the NBA trade deadline approaching on Thursday, the 76ers center knows he'll be involved in more discussions. As a result, Okafor is aware that he'll probably have a change of address come this upcoming Friday.