Category Archive: Features

Nov 05 2014

Why The Sixers Are Seinfeld

Examining the team about nothing

On opening night, as the feisty, semi-injured Sixers were trying to gut out a season-opening win against the really, really genuinely-injured Pacers, the Comedy Central program South Park was simultaneously airing its 252nd episode. South Park premiered on August 13, 1997, less than two months after the San Antonio Spurs used the first overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft on Tim Duncan. In the 17 years since then, South Park has essentially become television’s equivalent of the Spurs: extremely consistent, occasionally brilliant, and, as evidenced by the Oct. 8 Lorde-centric episode, still entirely … Read the rest

Jan 06 2014

Thaddeus Young, And The Benefits of Perimeter Shooting

What’s gotten into Thaddeus Young?

That’s a question that the Sixers – and teams around the league – would like answered. Since Young’s reported trade request in mid-December, he’s been absolutely sensational for Philadelphia. Saturday’s win against Portland was the sixth time in seven contests that he scored 25+ points from the field, during which the team has gone 5-2.

At the center of Thad’s offensive outburst is a common theme: the “Doug Collins held him back” angle. This has been overused at times, but in Thad’s case it’s worth exploring. After attempting 138 threes in the season preceding Collins’ … Read the rest

Nov 07 2013

The Sixers’ Surprising Goliath Strategy