1. Temple Owls: Nothing but Positives Surrounding Their Move to the Big East

    Nearly three weeks have passed since Temple University accepted an invitation to join the Big East , and no one has offered an argument as to why the school shouldn't have made the move...

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  2. LeBron James, Trayvon Martin and When a Picture Is Worth More Than 1,000 Words

    Earlier today, LeBron James posted on Twitter a link to a photo of himself and many of his Miami Heat teammates wearing hooded sweatshirts: a bold statement in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about over 2 years ago 4,033 reads 5 comments

  3. Why Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings Are "Marbury/Francis: The Sequel"

    Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis : two shoot-first, pass-second point guards paired together in the hopes of creating one of the most electric backcourt tandems in the NBA . If the script sounds familiar, then it should...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 11,014 reads 46 comments

  4. Why Thaddeus Young Is the Unsung Hero of the Philadelphia 76ers This Year

    Ask a handful of Philadelphia 76ers fans who the team's best player is, and you're likely to get a handful of answers in return. But there shouldn't be any debate as to who the most valuable player is for head coach Doug Collins' squad...

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  5. Philadelphia 76ers: Why Lou Williams Should Never Start

    There's a reason why Philadelphia 76ers ' guard Lou Williams hasn't started a single game in the Doug Collins era...

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  6. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls: Live Blog, Analysis and More

    C.J. Watson scored 20 points and paced the Chicago Bulls to a 89-80 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the United Center...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 926 reads 8 comments

  7. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat: Live Blog, Analysis & More

    With their 84-78 win tonight, the Miami Heat (32-11) took their 10th straight game from the Philadelphia 76ers (25-19). LeBron James was the standout star for the Heat, scoring 29 points, grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out eight assists...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 2,264 reads 8 comments

  8. 6 NBA Players Whose First Halves Were Flukes

    To merely refer to the 2011-12 NBA season as "unconventional" wouldn't nearly capture all of the strange occurrences that we've seen so far...

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  9. Power Ranking the Sixers' Most Charismatic Players

    No one on the Philadelphia 76ers is a big enough star to have a " Q Score "—the widely-used measurement of the consumer appeal of a particular brand, company or individual...

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  10. NBA Power Ranking: Derrick Rose and the Greatest Point Guard Ever for Each Team

    With less than four full seasons under his belt, not only has Derrick Rose established himself as one of the best point guards in the league, but he's also staked his claim as the best in Chicago Bulls history...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 2,840 reads 2 comments

  11. Philadelphia 76ers: Analyzing the Andre Iguodala/Evan Turner Controversy

    Many consider it to be an either/or proposition. Either Andre Iguodala or Evan Turner. Two players, both of whom are best suited to play the exact same position— just ask 76ers president Rod Thorn...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 186 reads 12 comments

  12. 3 Ways the Philadelphia 76ers Could Land Dwight Howard

    The possibility of Dwight Howard landing in Philadelphia has led 76ers fans to light up the switchboards of the local sports talk radio stations. But the probability of that happening is another matter entirely...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 11,686 reads 18 comments

  13. 6 Replacements for Spencer Hawes

    On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that center Spencer Hawes would be out at least two more weeks due to his strained left Achilles tendon . Counting on Hawes for the rest of the season is a risky proposition at best...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 5,145 reads 17 comments

  14. Timberwolves vs. Lakers Tilt a Tale of Then vs. Now

    In the second half of this condensed NBA season, youth will be served. Call it parity if you wish, but the 149-day lockout was a massive step toward evening the playing field—if only for this season...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 297 reads 0 comments

  15. 5 Other Sports Allen Iverson Should Try

    Last week, the Rochester Lancers of the Major Indoor Soccer League announced that they had offered former Philadelphia 76ers star Allen Iverson a $20,000-per-game contract...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 3,960 reads 5 comments

  16. How Vince Carter Killed the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Don't blame David Stern for the fact that the NBA 's Slam Dunk Contest has grown stale over the past few years. Blame (Air) Canada. The story begins back in 1998, when the league scrapped the Slam Dunk Contest due to a lack of interest...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 63,211 reads 207 comments

  17. 10 Ways to Fix NBA All-Star Weekend

    NBA All-Star Weekend is the centerpiece of the basketball calendar every February, but the three-day celebration has lost a little bit of its charm in recent years...

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  18. Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Philadelphia 76ers After the All-Star Break

    With losses in five of their last seven outings, the Philadelphia 76ers seem to be missing the spark that propelled them to an 18-7 start this season...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 2,980 reads 2 comments

  19. Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday: The Time for Excuses Is over

    When it comes to the Philadelphia 76ers , there's an elephant standing in the room that very few people want to talk about. So, instead of discussing the obvious, they prefer to make excuses...

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  20. Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Trade Targets Who Would Make Sixers Title Contenders

    The smart money says that the NBA 's March 15 trade deadline will pass without the Philadelphia 76ers making any significant moves...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 12,359 reads 31 comments

  21. New York Knicks: Stop the Linsanity

    This is getting out of hand. Faux video-game covers are one thing. Even hastily printed T-shirts can be excused...

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  22. Andre Iguodala Named to Eastern Conference All-Star Team

    The wait is finally over. For the first time in his eight-year career, Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala has been selected to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game ...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 1,444 reads 5 comments

  23. Philadelphia 76ers: Ranking the Chances of an All-Star Berth for Each Key Player

    The NBA announced the starting lineups for the 61st annual NBA All-Star Game last week, and the usual suspects— Derrick Rose , Dwyane Wade, LeBron James , Carmelo Anthony , Dwight Howard —got the nod for the Eastern Conference...

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  24. Are the Philadelphia 76ers Legitimate Contenders in the Eastern Conference?

    The resume speaks for itself. The Philadelphia 76ers ' impressive 17-7 record includes victories over the Atlanta Hawks (two), the Chicago Bulls , the Orlando Magic , and the Indiana Pacers ...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 2,155 reads 35 comments

  25. Philadelphia 76ers: Predicting the Outcome of Their Remaining February Schedule

    After rolling through their December and January schedule with a 15-6 record, the Philadelphia 76ers kicked off February in style with their 98-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night...

    Roy Burton Written by Roy Burton about almost 3 years ago 2,878 reads 3 comments