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Ben Simmons Gave ‘Egg Boy’ A Shoutout On His Sneakers Against The Hornets

Getty Image Egg Boy became a viral sensation over the weekend after video hit the internet of Australian teenager Will Connolly smashing an egg on the back of the head of senator Fraser Anning, who blamed the massacre of Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand on Islam as a religion. If you haven’t seen it by […]

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Jusuf Nurkic Called Ben Simmons’ Aversion To Jumpers ‘Ridiculous’ After Simmons Said He Is ‘Ass’

Getty Image The Philadelphia 76ers took the floor on Saturday afternoon without star big man Joel Embiid, but despite this, one of Philly’s other stars participated in some Embiid-esque trash talk of an opposing team’s center. Unfortunately for the Sixers, they got run off the floor, which led to that aforementioned opposing team’s center clapping […]

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The Sixers Got Better At The Trade Deadline, But They Still Haven’t Figured Out The Celtics

Getty Image The Philadelphia 76ers revamped their roster at the trade deadline, bringing in Tobias Harris to upgrade their already fearsome starting lineup, and adding some veteran bench depth in Mike Scott, Jonathon Simmons, and Boban Marjanovic. The new-look Philadelphia team got off to a roaring start in its first two games against the Nuggets […]

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The NBA Is Investigating Any Impermissible Contact Between The Lakers And Ben Simmons

Getty Image Folks, I regret to inform you that Magic Johnson is at it again. The Lakers’ president of basketball operations was in Philadelphia over the weekend to watch his team get thumped by Joel Embiid and the 76ers, and made headlines with a few quotes from his chat with the media. He wasn’t pleased […]

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Ben Simmons Wants To Talk To Magic Johnson About Being A ‘Big Guard’ If The League Allows It

Getty Image   When Ben Simmons took the NBA by storm his rookie year it was a little surprising to see, as it’s rare for young point guards to take to the league with such apparent ease. Listed at 6’10, the giant point guard is one of those players that can play multiple positions and […]

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Ben Simmons And Donovan Mitchell Headline The Squads For The 2019 Rising Stars Game

Getty Image NBA All-Star Weekend is always fun for both casual and die-hard basketball fans. While most of the attention is paid to Saturday night’s showcase contests and Sunday night’s All-Star Game, Friday night usually provides some fireworks in the form of the Rising Stars Game. The 2019 game should be no different and, on […]

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The Sixers Apparently Have No Plans To Trade For Anthony Davis

Getty Image We are officially now in phase two of the Anthony Davis Trade Situation. The first phase was actually pretty simple despite the long lead-up: Davis requested a trade to a contender on Monday after over a year of speculation that he would not stay in New Orleans past his current deal. Now that […]

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Last Night, In Basketball: A Halftime Adjustment Helped Ben Simmons Shred The Pacers

Getty Image Ben Simmons can’t shoot. You know this. I know this. Ben Simmons knows this. Every opponent that plays against the 76ers knows this and tries to figure out how to make Philly pay for it. Some of them can do it, and when they do, things look really, really ugly for the Sixers’ […]

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Joel Embiid Was Not Happy After Ben Simmons Collided With Him While Securing A Rebound

Getty Image Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are two very large humans. It creates for an interesting dynamic with their unique skill sets, because while both dudes are physical and hard to guard, Embiid is a remarkably skilled center while Simmons has the skill set and court vision of a point guard in a 6’10 […]

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The Sixers ‘Big Three’ Has Fixable But Prominent Structural Flaws

Getty Image The Jimmy Butler trade has been a smashing success for the Philadelphia 76ers. After scuffling a bit out of the gates, the Sixers have a 113.7 offensive rating following the acquisition of Butler — up 5.6 points per 100 possessions from their pre-trade mark. The star trio of Butler, Ben Simmons and Joel […]

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Ben Simmons On The 2018 Rookie Of The Year Voting: ‘It Wasn’t A F*cking Race’

Getty Image Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell squared off on Thursday night in Utah, and by the time the final horn sounded, Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers picked up a convincing 114-97 win over the Jazz. Of course, since Simmons and Mitchell played against one another, it gave basketball fans — ourselves included — the […]

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Ben Simmons And Donovan Mitchell Set The Bar For Rookie Of The Year Races

Getty Image The Rookie of The Year Award doesn’t matter. As Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic establish themselves as clear frontrunners this season, we also have to acknowledge that the award means nothing in the grand scheme of their careers. It doesn’t give them an immediate pay raise on their contracts, nor is the award […]

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The Sixers’ Mysterious ‘Headband Brothers’ Have A Strict Set Of Rules

Getty Image It’s safe to say that Jimmy Butler is ingratiating himself with the Philadelphia 76ers more effectively than he did in Minnesota. Sometimes, it’s almost as if he’s going out of his way to drive that point home. They’ve gone 8-2 in their first 10 games since Butler got to town, and they look […]

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Ben Simmons Blames Thanksgiving Food For The Sixers Looking Sluggish In A Loss To The Cavs

Getty Image It’s Black Friday, and that means half the country spent the day in the throes of mass consumerism, either online or in the public sphere. The other half of us spent the day on the couch, doing a different type of consuming, i.e. that of the Thanksgiving leftovers variety. Still others had to […]

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Ben Simmons Is Excited To Play With Jimmy Butler Because ‘He Just Wants To Win’

Getty Image Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will take the floor alongside a third superstar in the coming days, as the Philadelphia 76ers acquired disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler on Saturday. While the deal needs to be made official early next week, Philadelphia went out and swung for the fences. It’s a bold move, […]

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Brett Brown Says The Ben Simmons And Markelle Fultz Tandem Needs Better ‘Shooting And Spacing’

Getty Image There have been a few reasons for optimism about how things are going with Markelle Fultz in Philadelphia. However, there are still major concerns about his ability to shoot the basketball. This is something that can be hidden, but there’s a problem: One of the Sixers’ biggest stars, Ben Simmons, also isn’t much […]

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Brett Brown Admits The Sixers Aren’t ‘Amongst The Royalty’ Of The East

Getty Image When LeBron announced his move to Los Angeles this summer, the rest of the East quietly rejoiced. The Cavs have had a stranglehold on the conference crown since he returned to Cleveland in 2014, making four consecutive trips to the Finals and delaying the progress of the East’s upstarts in the process. Yet […]

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Even Brett Brown Wants To See Ben Simmons Shoot More Jumpers

Getty Image Ben Simmons is, by just about any way of measuring, an outstanding basketball player. However, he’s still not much of a shooter. At 6’11 with prodigious ball-handling, court vision, basketball IQ, and passing ability, Simmons doesn’t particularly need to rise and fire, but it’s terrifying to think of what he could be if […]

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