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Doug Collins to Elton Brand after he fouled out in tonight’s game.
NBA OFF SEASON PREVIEW: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
Fitting isn’t it that 76ers head coach Doug Collins already has a head injury? That’s what happens when you don’t pay attention while Andre Iguodola is shooting threes.
If you want something pretty go watch the Grand Canyon or Selita Ebanks in that Kanye movie.  Philadelphia - or “Illadelphia” if you’re Will Smith probably - is not a  pretty situation heading into the season. A lot of faith in positive  thinking. Like if Iguodola and Elton Brand both have career years, and second overall pick Evan Turner outperforms his subpar summer league and preseason, then maybe Philly can compete for the ninth seed in the playoffs.
What do you mean there’s no ninth seed?

Selita Ebanks in that Kanye movie.
Key Departures
They lose center Samuel Dalembert to Sacramento and replace him with backup center Spencer Hawes.

Aaaand  it just got cold in here. What happened? I mean REALLY cold. Like my  soul is being judged. Is Spencer Hawes one of those ‘eternal names thou  shalt not speak under peril of eternal damnation’ dealies? Because if it  is you guys have GOT to warn me about that stuff. 
Key Additions

Obviously, the big addition is Turner and so far early returns have  not been all together positive. Turner showed up out of shape in summer  league and has played catch up ever since, not cracking the starting  lineup on opening night. The good news is that, as I said, these returns  are super early. Quite a way to go before we know about Evan Turner.
Honestly, the 76er’s best move may have been in the front office. In August Rod Thorn was introduced as new team president, with a proven track record of  rebuilding both with the Nets and when he drafted Michael something for  the Chicago Bulls. Jorban? Michael Jorban.
Conclusion

No  playoffs. This is a team waiting for a new CBA before it makes any  waves, but Elton Brand has a nice bounce back year and the Iguodola  situation gets less cloudy as he switches from “franchise player” to “a  piece.”
Predictions & Fun Facts
Doug Collins will go nowhere even near a TNT game this year.
Jrue Holiday will change his name to Jrueish Holiday.
The Nocioni eyes respect and stares it down each and every time.
Try to keep Jason Kapono out of a 3-point competition. It’s why he plays!
Turner went to St. Joseph’s Academy in Chicago. The same high school as Isiah Thomas and William Gates from the movie Hoop Dreams.
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NBA OFF SEASON PREVIEW: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

Fitting isn’t it that 76ers head coach Doug Collins already has a head injury? That’s what happens when you don’t pay attention while Andre Iguodola is shooting threes.

If you want something pretty go watch the Grand Canyon or Selita Ebanks in that Kanye movie. Philadelphia - or “Illadelphia” if you’re Will Smith probably - is not a pretty situation heading into the season. A lot of faith in positive thinking. Like if Iguodola and Elton Brand both have career years, and second overall pick Evan Turner outperforms his subpar summer league and preseason, then maybe Philly can compete for the ninth seed in the playoffs.

What do you mean there’s no ninth seed?

Selita Ebanks in that Kanye movie.

Key Departures

They lose center Samuel Dalembert to Sacramento and replace him with backup center Spencer Hawes.

Aaaand it just got cold in here. What happened? I mean REALLY cold. Like my soul is being judged. Is Spencer Hawes one of those ‘eternal names thou shalt not speak under peril of eternal damnation’ dealies? Because if it is you guys have GOT to warn me about that stuff. 

Key Additions

Obviously, the big addition is Turner and so far early returns have not been all together positive. Turner showed up out of shape in summer league and has played catch up ever since, not cracking the starting lineup on opening night. The good news is that, as I said, these returns are super early. Quite a way to go before we know about Evan Turner.

Honestly, the 76er’s best move may have been in the front office. In August Rod Thorn was introduced as new team president, with a proven track record of rebuilding both with the Nets and when he drafted Michael something for the Chicago Bulls. Jorban? Michael Jorban.

Conclusion

No playoffs. This is a team waiting for a new CBA before it makes any waves, but Elton Brand has a nice bounce back year and the Iguodola situation gets less cloudy as he switches from “franchise player” to “a piece.”

Predictions & Fun Facts

  • Doug Collins will go nowhere even near a TNT game this year.
  • Jrue Holiday will change his name to Jrueish Holiday.
  • The Nocioni eyes respect and stares it down each and every time.
  • Try to keep Jason Kapono out of a 3-point competition. It’s why he plays!
  • Turner went to St. Joseph’s Academy in Chicago. The same high school as Isiah Thomas and William Gates from the movie Hoop Dreams.

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Basketball Hall of Fame Class of ‘09
The 2009 class includes Michael Jordan, David Robinson, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer; TNT analyst Doug Collins and New York Post writer Peter Vecsey will be recognized with the prestigious Curt Gowdy Media Awards, while Johnny “Red” Kerr will be honored posthumously with the John Bunn Award, the Hall’s highest honor other than enshrinement.
Also, if you happen to have NBATV, they will be showing TWO DAYS worth of MJ footy today (Wednesday Sept 9th) and tomorrow. What better way to cure your off-season blues than to watch a marathon of the greatest of all time doing his thing.
More info: Basketball Hall of Fame

Basketball Hall of Fame Class of ‘09

The 2009 class includes Michael Jordan, David Robinson, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer; TNT analyst Doug Collins and New York Post writer Peter Vecsey will be recognized with the prestigious Curt Gowdy Media Awards, while Johnny “Red” Kerr will be honored posthumously with the John Bunn Award, the Hall’s highest honor other than enshrinement.

Also, if you happen to have NBATV, they will be showing TWO DAYS worth of MJ footy today (Wednesday Sept 9th) and tomorrow. What better way to cure your off-season blues than to watch a marathon of the greatest of all time doing his thing.

More info: Basketball Hall of Fame

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