Sixers on pace to become worst playoff team since 2010

January 7, 2011 by Zaki  
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The Sixers currently hold the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 14-21 record, which puts the team on a historic pace to become the worst to make the NBA playoffs since the 2010 Chicago Bulls.

“To find a team this bad in position to make the playoffs, you’d have to go back almost 12 months,” NBA commissioner David Stern said of the Sixers. “Just to give you some perspective, LeBron was still with the Cavs and, if you can believe it, Evan Turner was still in college the last time this happened.”

The Pacers are 1 1/2 games ahead of the Sixers as the seventh seed in the conference with a 14-18 record and if both teams end up making the playoffs, they could become the worst duo to play in the postseason since 2009.

Source: Sixers close to acquiring $15.95 for adjustable hat

November 19, 2010 by Zaki  
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The Sixers are reportedly close to shipping an Adidas Red Basic Logo Adjustable Hat to an Abington home for $15.95, marking the first transaction since 2006 when a pair of black NBA Logoman socks were accidentally purchased and returned for $8.95.

A source browsing the site first reported the deal via Twitter with the message “on…thinkin about gettin a hat.” The Sixers later confirmed the deal was in place after receiving an alert that someone had finally added an item to their cart.

The Sixers are confident that the deal will be finalized soon, but are also reportedly shopping a replica Evan Turner jersey to anyone that wants one.

Report: Top Philadelphia draft pick cheered

June 26, 2010 by Zaki  
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David Stern & Evan TurnerPhiladelphia sports fans reportedly broke their historic tradition of booing and throwing urine-soaked snowballs at draft picks when they cheered the 76ers’ selection of Evan Turner at the NBA draft on Thursday.

Though cheering for draft picks is a staple among non-Philly sports fans, Philly fans have historically berated athletes on draft day. However, that custom came to an end when Turner was selected with the second overall pick and greeted with warm applause by fans, marking the first such embrace by fans in Philadelphia sports history.

The most notable case of deplorable behavior by Philly fans on draft day was during the 1999 NFL draft when Donovan McNabb was booed unmercifully as he was selected with the Eagles’ second overall pick. It was widely speculated that Eagles fans were booing the organization for not selecting Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams, but later reports confirmed that Philly fans are the scum of the earth and want to boo everyone at all times.

In a less publicized case, Allen Iverson was booed off the stage as he was selected with the first overall pick by the 76ers in 1996. Cole Hamels, the Phillies first-round selection in the 2002 MLB draft, was also booed by a throng of fans at his home in San Diego, CA as he sat in his living room with family and friends. Altogether, some 2,622 athletes have been booed by crazed Philadelphia sports fans over the years.

According to a report probably published somewhere, one rogue fan was heard booing while Turner’s name was announced during the draft, which was, according to the report, “yet another black eye for Philadelphia sports fans.”