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?
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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
Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 9:18 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia 76ers have selected 6-foot-4 guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season at Washington, tops among freshmen, and added 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, the only Division I player to reach those stats. He walked across the stage Thursday night at Barclays Center wearing red sneakers made of basketballs.FULL COVERAGE: See more of the NBA draft from CBSSports.comThe 76ers had the No. 1 pick for the second straight year after trading with the Boston Celtics on Monday.Fultz joins Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, last year's No. 1 overall pick, to give the Sixers one of the most exciting young cores in the NBA, CBS Sports reports. The Sixers had previously said that Simmons would serve as the de facto point guard once healthy, so it will be interesting to see if Fultz, who has mostly played point guard, shifts to playing off the ball in Philadelphia's … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Philadelphia 76ers choose Markelle Fultz with top pick in NBA draft 2017
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her “We Matter” jersey. Complete NBA coverage on CBSSports.com She was scheduled to sing before the Sixers’ season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but said in an interview with The Associated Press late Wednesday she was told she would not sing just minutes before her performance. “I’d say two minutes before we were about to walk out ... the organization told me that I could not wear my shirt while singing the national anthem at their game,” the R&B singer said by phone. “I was never given any kind of dress code. I was never asked beforehand to show my wardrobe.” The Sixers declined to say why Streeter’s performance was canceled. “The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter: Team canceled over “We Matter” shirt