GETTING THE G.O.A.T.

Posted by: C. Smith
09/11/09 9:24 am EST

michael-jordanbwThere is no doubt in our minds that Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T. and we genuflect out of respect for his basketball skills and accomplishments at both the NCAA and NBA levels. Outside of former Philadelphia Warrior legend and City of Brotherly Love native Wilt Chamberlain and possibly Bill Russell, perhaps no individual is more deserving of induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame then Michael. Hoops web sites all over the world will be paying homage to #23 today and rightly so.

However, Philadunkia is a blog dedicated to the Philadelphia 76ers – the good and the bad; on and off the court. So even though we realize that MJ absolutely owned our home team during his playing days – from the 56 he dropped on Barkley back in 1987 to the “Stackhouse Game” to the 30 spot he hung on Iverson as a Wizard – we still felt that since this is a 76er loyal site, we should “flip the script” as they say and run down a list of the best moments in 76ers history that occurred at the expense of Air Jordan and his teammates.


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A RUNNING MATE FOR LOUIS

Posted by: Philadunkia
08/28/09 11:27 am EST

andrew_toneyIf you visit this site regularly you are aware by now that we here at Philadunkia are very concerned about the 76ers situation at the two-guard position.

The thought of another season in which Willie Green gets the bulk of the starts at that spot makes us sick to our stomach. As solid of a player as he is, Andre Iguodala simply does not shoot the ball well enough from the outside (especially from deep) to play that position and we believe that was proven last year. Besides we predict that in Eddie Jordan’s Princeton offense, Iggy will be handling the ball a good deal and initiating the offense, something AI9 did a lot of in high school. Jason Kapono and his smooth J was a nice off-season addition and will give the Sixers an outside threat off the bench, but he’s not a starter in this League.

So we still need to find someone to play alongside Louis Williams in the back-court. Now we realize that in the Princeton offense the guard spots are interchangeable and that in this system the traditional NBA speak terms of “point guard” and “two-guard” are pushed to the side. However, in our opinion you can call the spot whatever you want to, it still doesn’t change the fact that the Sixers need a guard who can flat out bang down the jumper to pair with Louis Williams and thus improve the overall team’s outside shooting.  

Based on Ed Stefanski’s comments to the Philadelphia media, it does not seem likely that the Sixers will address this need before the start of the 2009-10 NBA season. So with that thought in mind, we combed through the history of the 76ers franchise and selected the Top 5 two-guards (or shooting guards if your prefer) from the past that we would love to see paired with Louis in the 2009-10 76ers back-court.  


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