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WEEKEND RECAP

Posted by: Jake Fischer
04/08/13 1:52 pm EST

When we last left the 76ers, this hopeless professional basketball club had just suffered a humiliating loss to the Charlotte Bobcats that broke the team’s three game winning streak, but also helped improve their lottery odds. 

So with ping pong balls in the minds and hearts of Philadunkia nation — except Doug Collins, who persists on playing for pride and an improbable playoff berth — the Sixers headed off to Atlanta and then Miami.

Fortunately, for all parties involved, the 76ers were eliminated from the 2013 NBA playoffs this weekend and officially transitioned into offseason mode.  But, that’s not the only thing that happened during Final Four weekend.

After the Jump a Philadunkia Weekend Recap…


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WEEKEND WRAP UP

Posted by: Jake Fischer
04/01/13 8:58 pm EST

With multiple prime-time NBA match-ups, the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds of the NCAA Tournament as well as the Easter Holiday (and family visiting) going on this past weekend our beloved 76ers were relegated to DVR status.

But now that we have had time to “watch the tape”, we have some thoughts on what went right for the 76ers this past weekend (winning back-to-back games) and what went wrong for Collins & Co. (winning back-to-back games).

So, on the opening night of the Phillies 2013 season, let’s recap all that went down with the 76ers who extended their win streak to three games this weekend.

 
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COLLINS & JONES on ’72 OLYMPICS

Posted by: C. Smith
03/27/13 2:07 pm EST

The latest in the “30 for 30 Shorts” series over at Grantalnd on ESPN.com is titled Silver Reunion.  In the short film, Director Rory Karpf sits with the men of the 1972 USA Olympic basketball team to discuss their highly controversial 1972 gold-medal game against the team from the Soviet Union.  The footage is extremely compelling and among those on the USA’s history making squad were current 76ers head coach Doug Collins and former Sixer great Bobby Jones.

Reuniting more than four decades after the controversial gold-medal game in which they lost to the Soviet Union and then declined to accept the silver medal, the team members met in Lexington, Kentucky wheer they sat in “round table fashion” and talked to Karpf and his cameras.

Karpf got the members if the 1972 team to provide eye witness accounts of the chaos that occurred that day in Munich as well as give some emotional reactions to “losing” the ’72 gold medal.

The video featuring the thoughts of Collins and Jones after the jump…


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NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
03/20/13 10:43 am EST

We tried to make this a Bynum free post, but Rob Mahoney at The Point Forward looks at the long range predicament Bynum’s knees have put the Sixers in and it’s a solid piece.  So we had to pass it on to our readers.  As we all know, the Sixers have a tough, possibly franchise defining decision coming up.

Brian at depressedfan.com has an interesting preview of tonight’s game vs. LAC and wonders if the Sixers might actually beat the road weary Clips.

Spike Eskin at cbslocal.com has a story about a guy with a Wilt tattoo on his leg.

Over at Yahoo Sports the Sixers recent winning ways have pushed them up to #20 on the NBA Power rankings.

nbadraft.net’s 2013 mock draft board has the Sixers picking 11th and selecting a kid out of the Big10.  We can only hope!! 

A quick “76ers” search on craigslist.com produces this signed item from a former Sixer center and current insurance pitchman.


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NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
02/28/13 12:07 pm EST

A great “open letter” style email piece to Sixers ownership from Jason Wolf at delawareonline.com.  A MUST READ.

John Finger at csnphilly.com thinks the Sixers organization need to “flip the script” and looks at the Sixers horrible tendency to shoot from “the yard”.  Something we have been complaining about all year. 

Video commentary by Stephen A. Smith  & Skip Bayless on DC’s meltdown.

From Yahoo Sports, a preview of tonight’s Sixers at Bulls game which is on national TV.  The Sixers could get really smoked tonight in Chicago and further continue their slide to the 2013 Lottery.  Although the Bulls are 4-8 in their last 12 games.  

A quick “76ers” search on craigslist.com finds a guy with 100 Mo Speights youth jerseys to sell.  NO LIE!

With the 2012-13 season firmly in the crapper, it’s time to look at he 2013 NBA Draft.  At nbadraft.net they are projecting that the 76ers will select 11th and take Willie Cauley-Stein from Kentucky.


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NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
02/15/13 11:08 am EST

Everyone saw the switch hand dunk that Blake Griffin threw down on Hawes this past week.  But did you notice Evan Turner’s reaction on the bench after the damage was done.  This clip from csnphilly.com doesn’t give it full justice (but you get my drift).  After his initial chuckle, Turner went on to cover his mouth with a towel as he yucked it up. 

Brian at depressedfan.com looks at the Sixers trade or not to trade options coming out of the ASB and he has some very interesting insight in this post.

Spike Eskin at cbsphilly wrote a great post on the fact that Sixers fans deserve to know the truth about what is going on with Bynum’s knees…”The fact is that if the organization was always aware that Bynum playing was an iffy proposition, it was irresponsible to start that hype machine. Irresponsible on the part of the team to paint the team as a contender. Irresponsible on the part of team CEO Adam Aron for fanning the flames of it all…”  AMEN brother…AMEN 

Former 76er Dikembe Mutombo belives he should be in the Hall of Fame and sort of compares himself to Hakeem Olajuwon.  Maybe that Geico commercial has gone to his head.


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NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
02/08/13 12:21 pm EST

Collins tells John Mitchell of philly.com, It’s been the toughest year I’ve ever had as a coach, and the reason is that there are great expectations.”

Sixers.com has a host of notes and quotes from after practice on Thursday.

Ian Thomsen on SI.com does not believe Allen Iverson will ver play again in the NBA.

Speaking of Iverson, TMZ.com has photos of his mansion that was foreclosed on earlier this week.  It seems Iverson doesn’t have much luck with houses.  If you recall, Iverson took a huge loss a couple years back when he sold his 14,ooo sq. footer out in Villanova.

A quick “76ers” craigslist search turns up this awesome piece of Sixers art.   

John Finger of csnphilly.com looks at Turner’s latest slump.  FYI…As we have documented, it ain’t pretty.

Andre Miller is unhappy with his limited minutes in Denver and thinks he’ll be traded.  Anyone think he would be a  nice back-up PG here in Philly?  It’s tough to make a trade for Miller (3 yrs @ $5mil per) work, but I am open to ideas. 


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NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
02/04/13 1:02 pm EST

At the Orlando Sentinel, John Robbins talks with Nik Vucevic about playing his former team tonight.

2012 Sixer draft pick Maurice Harkless had 19 points, 14 boards and 4 steals on Saturday night for the Magic.  It seems some advice from Arron Afflalo is the reason behind Mo’s recent success. 

John Finger at csnphilly.com looks at “Big Nik’s” surprising year  in ORL which he categorizes as the “biggest surprise in the NBA this season.”  FYI…Vucevic is averaging 15.8 points and 12.8 boards over the last six games.

NBA.com has a preview of tonight’s Magic at 76ers game.  FYI…The Magic have lost 9 in a row, but hold a 3-game winning streak vs. our 7-6.

On Saturday TMZ.com had a great post on an Atlanta judge that called Allen Iverson, “the worst parent ever” during Iverson’s divorce proceedings. 

Iverson’s former 76er teammate Dikembe Mutombo had a better weekend.  Mutombo was featured in one of the few solid Super Bowl commercials last night


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NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
01/14/13 11:11 am EST

Many of us have wondered, is there a long term backup plan for Andrew Bynum?  Some talking heads at csnphilly.com discuss that issue.

Meanwhile, the Twitter-sphere is going crazy with news and photos of Bynum shooting FTs after prac today.

Great article via Grantland writer Jonathan Abrams on how former Sixer Jerry Stackhouse (BKN) and Philly native Rasheed Wallace (NYK) are both playing in New York 20 years after they left UNC.  Stack has some interesting comments on Allen Iverson and why he is no longer in the League.

Over at hornets247.com they’ve posted a podcast looking at the NOH recent success and previewing the game vs. our Sixers on Tuesday night.

John Mitchell of philly.com writes that the Sixers should trade Turner for a big man.  Preferably Demarcus Cousins.

A quick “76ers” search on craigslist.com brings up this must have for every Sixers fan this winter.  Reminds me of the Starter jackets that were so popular in the early ’90s.


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NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
01/04/13 1:18 pm EST

Corey Seidman at csnphilly.com has a preview of the Sixers at OKC tonight.  It ain’t going to be pretty. 

Ric Bucher talks about whether or not Jrue will be an All-Star.  He has an interesting take on a long running debate here at Philadunkia.com

Phil Shore at Yahoo! Sports, takes a look at something we have discussed in depth here at ‘Dunkia…starting tonight in OKC, the Sixers upcoming schedule is brutal.

Saturday is the 30th anniversary of Dr. J’s filthy rock-the-cradle dunk on the head of Lakers great Michael Cooper.  Mark Perner of the Daily News looks back at one of the most iconic plays in 76ers history.  

Former Sixer great Charles Barkley doesn’t think you’re smart enough to be voting for the NBA All-Star Game participants.

Speaking of voting…A look at the latest All-Star voting results shows that Jrue is still in the Top 10 among East guards.

Checking in on Arnett Moultrie, we find that he is playing decently (double-double on New Year’s Day) on 27 mpg. for Sioux Falls.


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