What better way to honor this 4th of July holiday than by taking a look at some of the most patriotic names in sports? We have a couple teams right here in Philly that have made it a priority to use their moniker to pay homage to the country.
The team’s rebuilding strategy, which pundits and fans call “tanking” inspired a South Jersey man’s online campaign to change the way NBA draft picks are determined.
The 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers did not set the record for the fewest wins in an NBA season, as many predicted they would. They also managed to avoid losing their 27th straight game, so instead of holding that record exclusively, they share it with the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.
Al Jefferson continued his dominating play with 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 111-105 Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Mike Conley scored 19 points and Zach Randolph had 14 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-77 win Saturday night, sending the 76ers to a franchise-tying 20th straight loss.
I’ll admit, the Sixers may have abused his legacy a little bit. Every time they roll him out for another ceremony or press conference it seems contrived, but every time he sits down to talk or walks out on the court, I’m in awe. I love every second of it and I can’t help it.
Sam Hinkie never said it would be a fast turnaround.
Portland center Meyers Leonard and Philadelphia center Daniel Orton were each suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Sunday for their altercation Saturday night.
The Portland Trail Blazers set a franchise record for 3-pointers with 21 in their 139-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Michael Carter-Williams had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, and Thaddeus Young added 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Orlando Magic.
Adrian Wojnarowski, of Yahoo Sports, released the news that the 76ers had let go Kwame Brown and Darius Morris on Wednesday.
Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 39 points and hit the game-winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 127-125 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Allen Iverson came back to Philadelphia to announce his retirement on Wednesday, three years after he last played in the NBA.
Ben Gordon scored 22 points off the bench, and the Charlotte Bobcats cruised to a 110-84 preseason win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.
Sam Hinkie often talks about the “process.” His process for finding a head coach, one that seems like it’s taken forever, seems to be coming down the home stretch.