76ers players might take action after organization's national anthem decision

Philadelphia 76ers players are mulling whether to take action after the organization cancelled a performance of the national anthem by a singer who was wearing a “We Matter” jersey."Everybody expressed their emotions about it," forward Robert Covington said, via the Associated Press. "We want to take steps about it. We just don't know exactly what steps we want to take. We talked...
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76ers players may respond in wake of national anthem flap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers held a team meeting Thursday and may take action in the wake of the organization's decision to cancel the national anthem performance by a singer wearing a ''We Matter'' jersey. Sevyn Streeter said she was told by the team she could not perform the anthem before Wednesday night's season opener because of the slogan. The Sixers players...
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WATCH: Breaking down the current state of the 76ers

With the 2016-17 NBA season back, Sporting News NBA writer Danny Leroux joins Eddie Maisonet in studio to the state of the upstart Philadelphia 76ers. With Joel Embiid and Dario Saric in the fold along with No. 1 pick Ben Simmons, the future looks bright for the 76ers. But there are still questions surrounding this team, including the plethora of post players on the roster and lack...
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Philadelphia Sports: Enter Now to be the Sports Fan of the Year!

Are Philadelphia Sports fans the best sports fans in the country? If you can convince FanSided that you are the biggest sports fan in the country, we’ll send you and a guest to New York City to attend the annual Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year event and name you Sports Fan of the Year! […] Philadelphia Sports: Enter Now to be the Sports Fan of the Year! - Section...
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Ben Simmons insists there are no plans to sit out his entire rookie season

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons suffered a foot fracture in the team's final training camp scrimmage, and while the estimated timetable for his return was placed at three months, there has been some speculation that the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft may simply shut it down for the entire regular season.But Simmons, speaking to reporters before Wednesday's season opener...
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76ers players reportedly upset team blocked anthem singer

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled an R&B singer from her scheduled national anthem performance before their game Wednesday night because of a message she had written across her shirt, and the players are reportedly not happy about it. Sevyn Streeter says the 76ers told her two minutes before she was about to walk onto the floor that she had to change her shirt, which said “We...
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What Cost The Philadelphia 76ers The Game Last Night?

The Philadelphia 76ers opened up their season with a last-minute loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. When Joel Embiid stood inside the half-court circle for the opening tip-off, the Philadelphia 76ers had this new swagger about them. The star they’ve been seeking for the past three years finally stepped onto the court, and he did […] What Cost The Philadelphia 76ers The Game Last...
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Post Game Grades

The Philadelphia 76ers start their season with a loss against the Olahoma City Thunder. Regardless, fans saw the promise of some players and the despair of others. First day of school: Everyone is back from their summer break and a surprise test is given by the teacher. Sound familiar? It should, it is exactly what happened to […] Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers...
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Russell Westbrook on 76ers fan’s double bird: ‘That’s crazy, right?’

Russell Westbrook’s postgame comments concerning a Philadelphia 76ers fan flipping him double middle fingers while yelling an obscenity was as impressive and composed as his original reaction during the incident on Wednesday night. “Uh yeah, I know, that’s crazy, right?” Westbrook said, via ESPN’s Royce Young. “I turned a new leaf, though. I leave that alone, because...
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Sevyn Streeter: 76ers prevented me from singing anthem due to shirt

Singer Sevyn Streeter was supposed to sing the national anthem before the Sixers’ opening game of the season against the Thunder, but things didn’t work out that way. Streeter wore a “We matter” jersey beforehand, and she claims the team asked her not to sing because of it. Was suppose to sing the anthem at @sixers & @okcthunder game but mins b4 @sixers said I couldn...
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76ers anthem singer says 'We Matter' shirt got her the boot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter says she was told by the team she could not perform because of her ''We Matter'' jersey. She was scheduled to sing before the Sixers' season opener Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Streeter wrote on Twitter, ''Was suppose to sing the anthem at (at)sixers & (at)okcthunder game but mins...
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WATCH: Joel Embiid hears ‘MVP’ chants during NBA debut

It finally happened. Nearly two and a half years after he was drafted No. 3 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers, Joel Embiid finally made his NBA debut. And it really could not have gone much better. Embiid showed some beautiful post moves as well as some outside range during his first career game. Sixers fans were so pleased to see him out there that they began “MVP” chants...
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Ben Simmons Talked With Kevin Durant for Advice on Injury

Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons said that one of the first people he talked to about his recover was Kevin Durant, who suffered the same injury during his career. The Philadelphia 76ers’ top overall pick from this year’s draft was Ben Simmons, and there was a ton of hype surrounding him coming into this season. […] Ben Simmons Talked With Kevin Durant for Advice on Injury...
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1 day ago

In the case of Ben Simmons, Sixers will have to trust the process one last time

Ben Simmons injury will require some process trusting for just a couple more months. When the Philadelphia 76ers earned the opportunity to select LSU forward Ben Simmons with the top overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, it seemed like their biggest problems were behind them. After three years of fishing through the top of the draft in hopes of finding that franchise altering superstar...
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1 day ago

Philadelphia 76ers Trade Leverage Continuously Decreasing

With every passing day, the window for the Philadelphia 76ers to move a big man for good value feels like it’s rapidly closing. The Philadelphia 76ers‘ biggest dilemma isn’t in the form of accumulating assets anymore. The asset collection tour Sam Hinkie’s regime has given the team a gifted curse. While the team is loaded […] Philadelphia 76ers Trade Leverage Continuously...
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Jerryd Bayless to Miss First Month of Season with Wrist Injury

Bad news for the Sixers starting point guard. Nothing goes hand-in-hand like the 76ers and injury news. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported today that point guard Jerryd Bayless will miss the first month of the regular season with an injury to his left wrist: Sources: Sixers' Jerryd Bayless likely to miss month with wrist injury: https://t.co/VUHPc9yB7u— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN...
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3 days ago

Joel Embiid is a Legend in the Making

 The Cameroonian rookie melds Ralph Sampson’s shooting touch with Hakeem Olajuwon’s footwork and Shaq’s sense of humor. It was merely a month ago that The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor provided a detailed look at Joel Embiid before his first preseason NBA game. Now we’re about 100 hours away from his regular season debut. I’ve been comfortably seated on the Embiid train...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Noel needs surgery, Brown more cautious on Simmons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers say forward Nerlens Noel will need surgery on his left knee, the latest in a long line of injuries for a team that is trying to turn things around. The Sixers announced Friday that Noel elected to have surgery after consulting with several specialists. Noel missed his entire rookie season while recovering from surgery on his left knee,...
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Nerlens Noel to undergo minor knee surgery

Nerlens Noel will once again have a season affected by injury. The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Friday that Noel will undergo minor surgery on his left knee after reporting soreness in it. Here’s what the Sixers said about Noel: During the normal course of evaluation and treatment for his left adductor strain, which was identified on October 6, Noel reported localized soreness...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next? The Philadelphia 76ers' 'Process' lives on

It’s easy to say that No. 1 pick Ben Simmons is the most interesting player on the Sixers. Labeled as the best prospect since LeBron James, Simmons is a beacon of hope. He illuminates as the last piece of former General Manager Sam Hinkie’s wonderful process — THE Process. This same process had the Sixers, tank-, um, graciously enduring losing seasons while the highly drafted...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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