Joel Embiid, Alone

Joel Embiid, Alone

Nobody feels bad for the 76ers. Why should they. Context, of course, matters. So much has happened with this franchise since Sam Hinkie took over in 2013. It’s easy to ridicule the 76ers and Trust The Process. They forced the NBA to change lottery rules. And for what… A popular post went viral last night [...]

The 76ers, Insanity

The 76ers, Insanity

I didn’t want to write about it. I swore it off, almost like it didn’t happen. Who wants to relive that? Who wants to go back to 12 hours ago? And see Lou Williams make bucket after bucket. And see a promising season drift away. Atlanta practically begged the 76ers to win Game 5. The [...]

Is It OK to Be Optimistic?

Is It OK to Be Optimistic?

As last NBA season began, many expected great things from the Philadelphia 76ers. The defense would be among the league’s best, quite possibly historic. The minutes Joel Embiid missed the previous campaign that hindered Philly’s chance would be solved by Al Horford. On paper it all made sense. I haven’t written anything about the 76ers [...]

“Can you imagine if we can get this right?”

“Can you imagine if we can get this right?”

“Can you imagine if we can get this right?” Brett Brown said during his introductory press conference as Philadelphia’s head coach seven years ago. I came across it shortly following the Boston Celtics onslaught over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 Wednesday night. I began reading Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the [...]

Finals

It’s been a long time since 2013. Well, in the grand scheme of human history it hasn’t been that long. But relating to the Philadelphia 76ers, 2013 might as well have been centuries ago. The losses, the commotion, the punches thrown, the diets, the Twitter handles, the lack of shooting, the broken bones, the list [...]

Boban the 76er (Tobias, too)

It’s a trade that seemingly came out of nowhere. Reports afterwards indicated that for months Philadelphia had been enamored with Tobias Harris. At 26, Harris fits in line with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. His skillset as an efficient, medium-volume shooter should complement Simmons, Embiid and Jimmy Butler perfectly. Here’s a 6-9 wing who doesn’t [...]

10-9-8-76ers

10-9-8-76ers

Philadelphia broke out at the tail end of last season, ending the year with 16 straight wins. It seemed too good to be true. Things faded in the playoffs, of course. Boston exposed Ben Simmons. Joel Embiid appeared out of shape. Markelle Fultz didn’t play a minute in the second round near sweep. The optimism [...]