Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia 76ers’


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

This week the Posterized Poll is dedicated to the patron saint of POSTERIZING, the great Dikembe Mutombo. Tonight the Atlanta Hawks host the Boston Celtics (8:00 p.m. EST, TNT), and during a special ceremony the Hawks will retire Mutombo’s number 55 jersey. Mutombo had plenty of highlights during his time with the Hawks, as you can see in the video below.

VIDEO: Mutombo ATL

Paul George drops Nik Stauskas with crossover

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — While we argue about how well Paul George‘s comeback is going, PG just keeps going out and putting up great performances.

And last night, when the Pacers played the Sixers, Paul George dropped Sixers guard Nik Stauskas with a nasty crossover dribble. Now, to be completely fair, if you look closely it appears that George steps on Stauskas’s foot, which is what causes Stauskas to fall like a tree. Still, George got ’em.

Karl-Anthony Towns has always been ready for stardom

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If you’re a regular listener of the Hang Time Podcast, you’ve certainly heard me talk about how I was certain that Minnesota big man Karl-Anthony Towns was going to be a really good NBA player for a really long time. Because, as I’ve explained, from what I had seen, I knew his head was in the right place.

Why was I so sure? Let’s rewind back to February of 2012. I was, at the time, working as an editor at SLAM magazine, and one night I found myself in Philadelphia to see the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Philadelphia 76ers. During the game, a television producer I was familiar with approached me and asked if I had a free moment. I said sure, and he said he wanted to introduce me to an accomplished high school freshman from a nearby high school who was a SLAM reader, and who was at the game working on a piece for the MSG Network’s high school channel.

So I walked over and met this kid. His name was Karl-Anthony Towns. I sat and talked for a while with Towns and his father, who was just as nice and engaging, and I’ve never forgotten that moment. Karl-Anthony was a kid, and he was so composed and curious and mature, and I somehow innately knew right then that Towns was destined for big things.

And the segment Towns was working on? TNT dug it up and showed it last night, the time when Towns interviewed Kevin Durant. See what you think…

Nik Stauskas can shoot with anything

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When you can shoot, you can shoot, regardless of the court, the defender, the rim, whatever. And as 76ers guard Nik Stauskas showed in a recent appearance on Canadian television, he can hit three-pointers even with a basketball. Volleyball, dodgeball, vegetable…doesn’t matter. Someone get a hand in his face!

VIDEO: Stauskas shoots

Nik Stauskas, weatherman?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — NBA players get into all kinds of things in the summer, from vacations to workouts to, sometimes, trying something completely new. Sixers guard (and Canada native) Nik Stauskas recently turned up at a Canadian television station and attempted something new: Being a weatherman. Let’s just say there’s room for improvement. Next time perhaps he should use his alter ego “Sauce Castillo,” which actually sounds like an Anchorman name…

VIDEO: Stauskas weather

(via Crossing Broad)

Lil B accepts D-League tryout invite

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The rapper Lil B is not only an avid NBA fan, who has had numerous interactions with players over the years, but he’s also talked about wanting to play in the NBA. He may now be one step closer to his dream coming true.

Yesterday the Philadelphia 76ers’ D-League team, the Delaware 87ers, took to Twitter and invited Lil B to their open tryouts next month…

Lil B quickly accepted. Maybe we’ll have to start calling it The B League…

Allen Iverson photo memes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Part of what made Allen Iverson so popular was his inability to hide his emotions on the court. And as a result of this, we have a trove of pictures of Iverson in various states. The Philadelphia 76ers dipped into that collection to make some memes out of AI’s faces.

For instance: That feeling when the teacher dismisses class, but someone reminds them they forgot to assign weekend homework…


Or: That feeling when your aunt’s birthday present is wack…


There are plenty more here.

Raptors unveil new unis for 2015-16

By Jeff Case

A day before the 2015 Draft, our main man, Lang Whitaker, wrote a post detailing the new uniforms the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and (kinda/sorta) Charlotte Hornets will sport in 2015-16.

And just when we we thought we were all done with uniform posts, the Toronto Raptors go and pull us back in again.

The team initially debuted news and photos of the new uniforms in a post on their web site and per the news release, team ambassador Drake unveiled the unis at  OVOFest in Toronto:

Raptors Global Ambassador Drake unveiled a Cory Joseph alternate black jersey with gold and white trim during his OVOFest concert tonight at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Joseph, a native of the Toronto area who joined the club as a free agent in July, will wear number six to honour his Toronto roots

Anyway, here’s a look at all the uni options in their full glory …


The Toronto Raptors’ new uniforms for 2015-16.

As well as a photo of Drake unveiling them on stage …

And, as a refresher, here are the looks the Hawks, 76ers, Bucks, Clippers and Hornets revealed this summer …







So, which look do you like best now?


Just Nerlens Noel dunking on a kid

By Jeff Case

Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel had a fantastic first season in the NBA, leading all rookies in rebounds (8.1 rpg), blocks (1.9 bpg) and double-doubles (18). He also was a pretty good offensive performer, averaging 9.9 ppg and showing off athleticism around the bucket time and again.

But, it’s the offseason for Noel, so he’s just chilling, playing basketball when he can and, oh yeah, dunking on little kids. Noel was one of the featured instructors at a Camp One in Louisville, Ky., and after things settled down for the day, he went one-on-one with a youngster.

It didn’t go well for that kid that day …


Throwback Thursday — Wilt Chamberlain traded to Lakers

VIDEO: Relive Wilt Chamberlain’s days with the Lakers

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball. Suggestions are always welcome!

Today’s Topic: Wilt Chamberlain gets traded

By the end of the 1967-68 season, Wilt Chamberlain was coming off an MVP season and had just led the Philadelphia 76ers to a league-best 62 victories and the Eastern Conference finals (which Philly lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 7). That playoff loss marked the third time in the last four seasons the 76ers had been KO’d by the Celtics and Philadelphia’s management was ready for a change.

They sent Chamberlain across the country to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jerry Chambers, Archie Clark and Darrall Imhoff on July 9, 1968, but Chamberlain still had plenty of good basketball left in his tank. He spent his final five campaigns in Los Angeles and helped the Lakers to the NBA Finals four times in those five seasons. The most notable season was 1971-72, in which he scored only 14.8 points per game. But his contributions came in other forms. At age 35, he managed to grab 19.2 rebounds per contest and was selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. His 1971-72 Lakers won a then-record 69 games and Chamberlain was a force in The Finals against the New York Knicks, claiming Finals MVP honors.

Today, we take a look back at the career of Chamberlain and his myriad of accomplishments.

Gallery: Wilt Chamberlain’s career

What’s your favorite  Chamberlain memory? Leave your comments below!