"I was always just focused on hoops", Butler said after the Sixers finished up morning shootaround at a suburban Orlando high school."We have a championship window, and it's important that we do whatever it takes to capitalize on it", Brand said.The Heat went 1-3 on this four-game homestand and has dropped six of its last eight games.That's the area where he'll help the Timberwolves the most, the area that Butler was also acquired to help improve. He was limited to just 14 regular-season games last season because of the ailment, which confounded the Sixers.Andrew Bynum was acquired by the 76ers in a multi-team trade on August 10, 2012. Butler pushed back on that assertion Tuesday, pointing out that no player has ever said publicly that he has an issue with the 29-year-old. "It's not about the money", said Butler, who is expected to appear in his first Sixers game on Wednesday, when they face the Magic in Orlando.The fallout in the time since raised questions about whether Butler is a … [Read more...] about Jimmy Butler says he’ll fit in easily with Philadelphia 76ers
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Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have helped rally Philadelphia 76ers fans around the formerly moribund franchise during a thrilling 52-win regular season and first-round NBA playoffs win over the Miami Heat. They're also giving Sixers fans a bit of a history lesson in the process, one that features a chopped up snake curling around the Liberty Bell and Benjamin Franklin. Last month, the Sixers unveiled a playoff marketing campaign titled "Phila Unite," which pulls together multiple themes from the American Revolution and applies them to the team's first playoff appearance since 2012. Philadelphia 76ers unveil Ben Franklin-inspired logo for NBA playoffs The most notable addition is at center court of the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers reworked their throwback bell logo, which is an homage to the Liberty Bell and the 1976 bicentennial celebration, to add the segmented snake. The snake comes from a 1754 political cartoon published by Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper. … [Read more...] about Why do the Philadelphia 76ers have a snake on their logo at center court?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Mark Selig by Mark Selig Email the author April 24 Email the author Ron Brooks performs the National Anthem prior to Game 2 of the playoff series between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are quickly becoming the NBA’s most exciting duo, and their precocious play could take the Philadelphia 76ers on a surprising run this postseason. The deeper they go, the more high-profile their games will get, which means a growing number of hoops fans will probably be left asking, “Why is there a snake on the court?” Take out your American … [Read more...] about Why is there a snake on the Philadelphia 76ers’ court?
PHILADELPHIA -- Last year, the Philadelphia 76ers made a bold statement when they unveiled their new slogan for the upcoming 2017-18 NBA season. "Welcome to the moment," the Sixers declared. The team's official Twitter account posted that message for the first time late in the evening on June 22. Earlier that night, the Sixers had completed a trade with the Boston Celtics to get the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and selected Markelle Fultz. Finally, it seemed like the Sixers had arrived. There were two top selections on the roster, a transcendent talent in center Joel Embiid, some nice complementary pieces and enough flexibility to add veterans like JJ Redick. The Sixers seemed on the precipice of returning to NBA relevancy after five sometimes painful seasons of rebuilding and retooling. On Saturday night in South Philly, the Sixers hosted the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Philadelphia entered the postseason after winning 52 games -- the most since their 2000-01 … [Read more...] about ‘You dream about those moments’: Philadelphia 76ers arrive in NBA Playoffs with a bang
The Philadelphia 76ers will face the Miami Heat in their first playoff appearance since the 2011-12 season. The Sixers beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 130-95, on Wednesday night to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Miami upended first-place Toronto in overtime, 116-109, to slip into the No. 6 spot. Philadelphia and Miami split their season series. The Sixers won the first two meetings February, but the Heat evened things up in the final two meetings. Since Miami beat Philadelphia, 108-99, on March 8, the Sixers are 17-1. Philadelphia 76ers unveil Ben Franklin-inspired logo for NBA playoffs The NBA playoffs begin this weekend, though the official dates and times for the games have not been announced yet. The Sixers will have home-court advantage against the Heat, and the team went 30-11 at the Wells Fargo Center this season. The 30 wins at home are the second-most by an Eastern Conference team. The Sixers capped the season in style. Rookie Markelle Fultz became the … [Read more...] about NBA Playoffs 2018: Philadelphia 76ers to face Miami Heat in first round