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Spike Eskin: The Sixers Are Showing You What Losing, And Rebuilding, Look Like

Rebuilding in the NBA can be very ugly. Even when you’re calling it rebuilding, instead of what most everyone actually calls it, “tanking.

02/25/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 7: Spencer Hawes #00 of the Philadelphia 76ers takes a free throw against the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Quicken Loans Arena on January 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spike Eskin: Hawes’ Final Game Is A Fitting Goodbye

It would be wrong to say Spencer Hawes was not trying on Tuesday night against the Cavs. He was trying not to get hurt. Trying to avoid contact. Trying to get out of the building in what he obviously believed was his final game as a Philadelphia 76er.

02/20/2014

Philadelphia 76ers Announce Sam Hinkie as President of Basketball Operations and General Manager

Spike Eskin: An Open Letter To Sam Hinkie

With the NBA trade deadline just two days away, I decided to write an open letter to Sixers general manager, Sam Hinkie.

02/18/2014

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 9: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets goes to the basket against Thaddeus Young #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers on April 9, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Made Up Trade: Sixers Buy Low On Lopez

The NBA trade deadline is Thursday. THE NBA TRADE DEADLINE IS THURSDAY! Can you feel the excitement? It’s fannnnnnntastic!

02/18/2014

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Made Up Trade: Dealing Turner And Hawes Together

We’re likely entering the final days of the Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner era of Philadelphia 76ers basketball. The trade deadline is February 20th, and it seems unlikely either guy will be on the team past that date.

02/13/2014

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Spike Eskin: The Former Philadelphia Athlete Championship Pain Scale (Donovan Rating)

By Spike Eskin PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – I’ve always liked Donovan McNabb. I still like Donovan McNabb, though he has a tendency to make it more difficult than he once did. Often times I feel like […]

02/11/2014

Philadelphia 76ers v Atlanta Hawks

Made-Up Trade: Sixers, Bucks, Wizards And Pistons In Four-Team Turner Trade

It’s a month until the trade deadline, and Sixers fans are on edge.

01/22/2014

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Made Up Trade: Sixers Package Turner, Hawes To Charlotte

It’s January 20th, and Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes are still on the Sixers. Who would have guessed?

01/20/2014

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Spike Eskin: Closing The Book On The Evan Turner Debate

The last two decades have given us Donovan McNabb, Andre Iguodala and Ryan Howard. Before that, Randall Cunningham and Mike Schmidt were the subjects of such discussion. Players who at the mere mention of their names, will attract someone ready to tell you either how criminally underrated or overrated they are.

12/17/2013

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Gold Stars And Demerits: Eagles Vs. Washington

All alone in first place at the bye week, riding a three-game winning streak. This is the sort of stuff that dreams are made of. Admittedly, those are the dreams of a modest man, but dreams none the less.

11/18/2013

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Guide To Dealing With Sixers Early-Season Success

I know, I know, I know… the Sixers can’t even tank right! I’ve heard the joke several times, and I get it. The Sixers were supposed to lose as much as possible this year in an attempt to get a great draft pick and (maybe) Andrew Wiggins. And here they are, 3-0, screwing it all up.

11/04/2013

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Made Up Trade: Sixers Fourth Team In Carmelo Anthony Blockbuster

This week’s is a big one. And it of course would be paired with the Sixers making moves to assure themselves of the 2014 NBA Championship.

10/31/2013

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Sixers Season Preview: Ugly, But A Great Personality

The idea of rebuilding in the NBA is certainly more fun in theory than it is in reality. Tanking, as many call it, even at its most pure, is the practice of knowingly putting an inferior product on the court in the short-term, in exchange for the possibility of long-term success.

10/28/2013

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Spike Eskin: Skin Not Thick Enough For Sports And Social Media

If you don’t laugh, you’ll probably cry. If you don’t cry, you’ll likely lock yourself inside your house and not come out for a while.

10/22/2013

Nick Foles is sacked during the Eagles 17-3 loss to the Cowboys (credit: Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Gold Stars And Demerits: Eagles Vs. Cowboys

Let’s have a moment of silence for the Quarterback Controversy Era. It was a fun two weeks.

10/21/2013

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