National Basketball Association
When it’s completed, the Sixers will no longer be the only team in the NBA without their own practice facility.
Eddie Gottlieb founded and played for the champion South Philly Hebrew Association SPHAs and helped to establish the NBA in the 1940s, for years drawing-up the league schedule by hand.
The luncheon was organized by the Wilton Norman Chamberlain Postal Stamp Committee, which, after four years, is still working to have a Wilt stamp printed by the US Postal Service.
The Philadelphia 76ers are generating a real buzz around the Delaware Valley and across the NBA, and their ticket sales are beginning to reflect their winning record.
The 76ers held their “media day” at PCOM, and the players say they are excited for the start of the season.
Now that the NBA lockout is in the rearview mirror, teams can focus on the 2011-2012 season, which will consist of just 66 games.
It’s another sign that the NBA season will soon begin.
The league announced Friday that all games from October 9th-15th are off and further decisions will be made as warranted.
To get ready for an 11-day, NBA-sponsored trip to China, two of the Philadelphia 76ers Dancers are learning how to sign autographs in Chinese and perform a traditional Chinese dance.