“We Are Star Hunting…”

Brett Brown inspired a ton of confidence during his presser following the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft Thursday night. “We are star hunting,” said the man who couldn’t foresee being in this position five weeks ago. In what’s most likely his only draft as “final decision-maker” for the 76ers, Brown made a statement,…

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General 76ers Thoughts

I’ll try to make a concerted effort to write often about the 76ers in the coming weeks. This off-season, for a team with six draft picks and cap flexibility, has a monumental sense of importance. It could be helpful to have a general manager in charge, but there really wasn’t much of an option. Moving…

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Soccer Mommy

You remember specifically hearing a particular musician for the first time, understanding almost instantly they’d play a meaningful role in your life. Listening to Bon Iver and Haim provided that feeling. Recently I heard another artist that fit that description.

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Bryan Colangelo: What A (Not Very) Long (Most Definitely) Strange Trip It’s Been

A man will lose his job. A job he frankly didn’t deserve in the first place. Since last Tuesday’s The Ringer report linking Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo to five “burner” accounts, Twitter has been ablaze, inviting detectives posing as users to dig deeper into the accounts, which led to the discovery…

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The TJ McConnell Game

A few years ago, my sister and I had discussions about TJ McConnell. Philadelphia won 10 games McConnell’s rookie year, and it’s not like McConnell impressed that much. Sam Hinkie never addressed the point guard position heading into that season, opting for cheap options like Pierre Jackson, McConnell and Kendall Marshall. Marshall was the presumed…

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Ben Simmons Scored A Point

Ben Simmons being a minus 23 in a game didn’t seem possible. Just look at his last couple months. Even though he scored single-digits on more than one occasion, it didn’t seem possible he could play as poorly as he did Thursday night. There was the last regular season game against Milwaukee, but he only…

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Review: Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss

I didn’t even know of him until after he died. His sister’s letter on Medium struck a chord someplace deep inside. That was in 2015. Last year I finally watched the entire series of Parks and Recreation (re-watching dozens of episodes since). Then I listened to a podcast he did with Pete Holmes where he…

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Ben Simmons: 18.2-10.6-9.0

Ben Simmons has averaged 18.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 2.4 steals this postseason. Miami tried everything. Full-court pressure, traps, trash talk. Nothing slowed down the 21-year-old point guard. Philadelphia won the series Tuesday night, and Simmons was the major reason why.

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It’s The Freaking Postseason

The 76ers made the NBA Finals 17 years ago. Since then, Philadelphia has played nine playoff series, losing seven of them. Saturday night the 76ers will host their first Game 1 since April 20, 2003. Head coach Brett Brown says star center Joel Embiid won’t play that game. But Wells Fargo Center promises to rock…

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