Sixers

Simmons, Fultz Show Off as Sixers Defeat Melbourne

Friday night the 76ers hosted the NBL’s Melbourne United for their first preseason action of the season. With the team’s Blue and White scrimmage postponed on Tuesday due to inclimate weather conditions, there were a number of questions that had their answers delayed until Friday. Here are some takeaways from the first sample of 2018-19

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Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili on retiring: ‘I am very sure about the decision, it’s still awkward’

Manu Ginobili made his first public comments Saturday since he retired from the NBA back in August. Speaking to Spurs reporters, Ginobili said it wasn’t easy to walk away from the game he loves, but is confident he made the right decision. “I am very sure about the decision. It’s still awkward,” Ginobili said. “But my

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Lakers

Lakers Lair: Episode 2 – Lakers pre-season hype

It is the off-season for the NBA and with the NFL in full-swing it can be hard to be passionate about basketball just yet. However, that is what we are here for, to deliver and bring about excitement for the Lakers even when they are not on the court during the season. Recent news about

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Lakers

Lakers Lair: Debut Episode-Off-season recap and pre-season hype

Welcome, all Laker Nation and even those who have not found the way yet and need to be convinced! We are here and we are not going anywhere. The debit podcast of the Laker Nation with co-hosts B.J. Boyer and myself (Randy King) is now upon us. In this podcast, several topics of discussion regarding

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Rookie, NBA Draft

Which 2018 NBA second-round draft picks will deliver in rookie season?

First round picks are nice, but let us not forget how important picks 31-60 can be. There has been an assemblage of second-round picks in past seasons who have managed to carve their way onto an NBA roster and find ways to contribute. The 2018 NBA Draft class was deep and saturated with talent. After

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NBA LeBron James and James Harden

Does the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award really focus on the most valuable player?

Is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award really about being the most valuable? When you read the phrase “most valuable” you think of the player that’s most important to their team. If we’re calling the most heralded award in the league the Most Valuable Player award then I believe it should truly be awarded to

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The NBA Has a Revenue Problem

Despite the NBA’s freshly signed $24 Billion television deal with ESPN and Turner Sports, a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe says that nearly half of the league’s teams lost money before revenue-sharing payouts. In simpler terms, 14 NBA franchises lost money last season before the profitable teams cut them a check. That’s

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The Kyrie Irving Trade Will Continue To Hinge On Isaiah Thomas’ Health, Future

The Kyrie Irving-to-Boston Celtics trade last week rocked the NBA world. The former Finals champion and heir to LeBron James’ throne in Cleveland had his intentions to leave Cleveland via trade leaked in the weeks prior to the deal, making it more of a “when, not if” type trade. Of course, moving a player of

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Bam Adebayo Scouting Report

Date of Birth: July 18, 1997 Position: Center College: Kentucky Measurements: 6’10”, 260 Strengths Bam Adebayo is a ravenous offensive rebounder. He averaged 8 rebounds per game last season, 3.1 of which were on the offensive end. Adebayo is even a threat to grab an offensive rebound with a defender in front of him.  Bam Adebayo has great rebounding

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Without Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers Can’t Compete With Healthy Utah Jazz

Healthy for the first time all series, the Utah Jazz were able to roll past the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5, 96-92, giving them a 3-2 advantage for the series. Really, you can substitute “healthy for the first time all series” with “healthy for the first time all season” and you would have the same

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