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NBA Lockout Classics: Dr. J vs. Magic & Kareem, 1982 NBA Finals, Game 6. 

Yesterday we had a game that featured Jordan, Pippen, Kobe and Shaq. That’s such a surreal game, if you think about it. Four legends sharing the same court, battling for a lot more than just a ‘W’, especially between MJ and Kobe. Today we have Kareem, Magic, the man that no one can hate even with his terrible ESPN commentary, and Dr. J, one of the greatest players that people forget about.  

Lakers came into this game leading the series 3-2 after stealing the first game of the Finals on the road. Dr. J put up 30 points while Magic went for 13-13-13. 

Philly and Los Angeles would meet again the following year in the 1983 NBA Finals, where Philly would sweep Magic and the Lakers in the infamous “Fo-fo-fo" Sixers’ championship run. 

This game predates Basketball-Reference’s boxscore database but here’s the Wiki page for the series

Tomorrow we’ll have some classic Jordan vs. ‘Nique action.

via @Marco_Romo

@Suga_Shane

Marc Stein just tweeted that Clippers and Sixers are looking to swap Andre Iguodala for Chris Kaman. 
Clippers desperately need to get better on defense and Iguodala, who was just selected to the All-Defensive 2nd Team, is one of the best defenders in the Association. The Clippers have a logjam at the Center position and won’t be signing Chris Kaman to another deal once his contract is off the books next year. So this makes sense for them. 
The chance of this trade going through is somewhere between good and very likely seeing how Philly needs to shed salary and has been shopping Iggy rather aggressively over the last week. 
But forget all the logical on-court stuff and how this deal makes perfect financial sense for both teams, Can you imagine all the dunks between Gordon, Iguodala, Quake, and Deandre Jordan? 
@Suga_Shane

Marc Stein just tweeted that Clippers and Sixers are looking to swap Andre Iguodala for Chris Kaman. 

Clippers desperately need to get better on defense and Iguodala, who was just selected to the All-Defensive 2nd Team, is one of the best defenders in the Association. The Clippers have a logjam at the Center position and won’t be signing Chris Kaman to another deal once his contract is off the books next year. So this makes sense for them. 

The chance of this trade going through is somewhere between good and very likely seeing how Philly needs to shed salary and has been shopping Iggy rather aggressively over the last week. 

But forget all the logical on-court stuff and how this deal makes perfect financial sense for both teams, Can you imagine all the dunks between Gordon, Iguodala, Quake, and Deandre Jordan? 

@Suga_Shane

O&A: Sean Price, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James & Dwyane Wade.

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PIGGYBACK RIDE



Reblogged for the original tag: #BEST STEPDAD EVER

derpsketball:

PIGGYBACK RIDE

Reblogged for the original tag: #BEST STEPDAD EVER
EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE
No. 1 Chicago vs. No. 8 Indiana — Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN
No. 2 Miami vs. No. 7 Philadelphia — Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC
No. 3 Boston vs. No. 6 New York — Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on TNT
No. 4 Orlando vs. No. 5 Atlanta — Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
Via NBA Hang Time Blog

EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE

No. 1 Chicago vs. No. 8 Indiana — Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN

No. 2 Miami vs. No. 7 Philadelphia — Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC

No. 3 Boston vs. No. 6 New York — Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on TNT

No. 4 Orlando vs. No. 5 Atlanta — Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

Via NBA Hang Time Blog

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.
Twitter: @AI9, @thekidet, @SoyElChapu
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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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