An inside look at the proposed 1-16 playoff seeding for the 2018 NBA Playoffs

Throughout the years of the NBA Playoffs, we’ve grown accustomed to the 1 through 8 seeding in each conference. However, with the recent balance of power shifting West, individuals have grown weary of the current format. Instead, they’d like to see the “best” two teams meet in The Finals as opposed to earlier in the

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Sixers

Sixers Used Discussions of Religion and Politics to Build Team Chemistry

Losing in any sport is tough. As a young player in the NBA, the only thing you know is winning. You most likely won in AAU ball, won District and State Championships in high school, and likely went to a high-profile NCAA program. Being a young player on the Sixers roster between 2013 and 2016,

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After First Loss in Weeks, How Will The Sixers Respond?

Game 2 of the first round matchup between the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers caught many by surprise. The Heat imploded in the second half of Game 1 due to the Sixers locking up on the defensive end while also getting some of the most efficient shooting they’ve seen all season from the likes of

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Game Notes: Two Things to Watch for in Blazers/Pelicans Game 2

Often seen as an afterthought in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans came out in game one of their series against the Portland Trail Blazers and showed that they will be a tough out over the next week and a half. Despite a bad shooting night and falling down by 19, the Blazers managed

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Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 10 – NBA Playoff Palooza

Welcome to a special edition of the Pump Fake to the Altar podcast! Your hosts Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen discuss each opening round match-up of the 2018 NBA playoffs. They give us insight on their predictions and choose x-factors of each series. Who’s going to win it all? By looking back on the season,

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Adam Silver

Adam Silver “intrigued” at thought of 1-16 NBA Playoff format

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver checked in with Scoop B Radio’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. Press Play Below To Listen!  Many like to whine about how the NBA’s Western Conference is superior to the Eastern Conference. Furthermore, some have presented the argument that some Western conference teams finished the season with good records at the end

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J-Kirk’s 2017-2018 NBA Regular Season Awards Picks

This has been one of the more compelling years for the NBA’s yearly awards. The Rookie of the Year race is a coin flip and for yet another season we are debating the definition of “valuable” in the Most Valuable Player award to vouch for who is most deserving. The awards themselves are valued differently

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The Impact of Markelle Fultz for the Sixers Playoff Run

The Sixers have been the NBA’s surprise darling. A team that was banking on many unknowns, it had many experts around the league calling the bluff of Las Vegas’ prediction of this team’s total wins at 40 games. With now 50 wins and counting, the darling of the NBA has now become a premier NBA

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Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 7 – All-Star Weekend

In this episode of Pump Fake to the Altar, Felix John-Baptiste takes us behind the scenes of his time in Los Angeles for NBA All-Star Weekend. From running into celebrities to attending the Rising Stars challenge, he’s got it all covered. Further, he and DJ Allen discuss their thoughts on all the hoops events for

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Don’t blame John Wall for the Washington Wizards’ Game 7 loss

John Wall and the Washington Wizards fell to the Boston Celtics 115-105 in Game 7 of a rugged Eastern Conference Semifinals, and it was a game in which Wall did not play his best. Wall, who tallied 44 minutes in the contest, was visibly gassed towards the end, looking to eek out any ounce of

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