Tonight, the Sixers are in Minnesota looking to avoid going 0-18 and tying the (very recent, no one really bothers to point this out) 2009-10 New Jersey Nets as the losing-est team to start a season. Win or lose, this is one of those nights where you might want to kick back a few, wondering whether you’re watching a historically bad team, a really bad team, or a really bad team who narrowly avoided a historically bad start but still has the potential to end the season as a historically bad team. (But, Dario Saric!) So without adieu, we present … Read the rest
Category Archive: Features
Nov 05 2014
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
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