Casual Friday Sixers Links: Michael Carter-Williams Is On FIYAH

Thinks EPV stands for "Eating Popcorn Voluminously" - Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

We'll bring the links, you bring the discussion. Casual Friday open thread discussion fun for everyone! In this week's edition of Casual Friday, blogger commiseration, MCW documentaries, and analytics goodness.

Welcome to another edition of Casual Friday Sixers Links!

Housekeeping:

• After all the intense discussions going on at LB in the past week, a game against a bad, beat-up Lakers side is exactly what the community needs for harmony wait a minute no it's not damnit

• Missing you, Dedmon

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BEST OF LIBERTY BALLERS:

A Stern Farewell: Saying Goodbye to David Stern - Dweebowitz
DWEEB!

When the Sixers Win the Championship in 2017: Which Current Player Will Be on the Team? - Dave Rueter
Celtics fan reads headline, calls Dave naughty words.

76ers' Sunday Morning Shootaround: Wings and Things - Roy Burton
Pretty sure Wings and Things was once the name of a nearby take-out chicken place.

2014 NBA Draft Big Board: LB Compiled, Version 1.0 - Michael Levin
Come see where Mario Hezonja rates!

Sam Hinkie, Sixers remaining patient until trade deadline - Jake Fischer
*insert corny patience proverb here*

Nerlens Noel Dunking And Such Things - Nerlens Noel
Basketball feelings. All the basketball feelings.

WigginsWatch IV: Tanksta's Paradise - Matt Carey
Another great WigginsWatch FanPost. Check it out, if for the title alone.

SIXERS AND OTHER BASKETBALL-RELATED LINKS:

Brown trying to help Evan Turner "rescue" himself - CSN Philly
Once his coaching career is over Brett Brown should write Hollywood's next great basketball movie.

Rebuilding A Rivalry - SLAM Online
Check out this feature on the Sixers-Celtics rivalry from Jake Fischer who when he is not writing and breaking news at Liberty Ballers is writing features for SLAM Magazine.

DataBall - Grantland
There is a lot in here, but if you are into the statistical side of basketball, this is a fascinating read from Grantland's Kirk Goldsberry.

Commiseration Committee - discussing losing with bloggers - Celtics Blog
Levin is here representing the Sixers and LB, spreading tanking cheer to depressed bloggers.

Adam Silver's gauntlet: The NBA should rival the NFL - SB Nation
If there is any North American sports league that *can* do it, it is probably the NBA. But they've still got a long ways to go to get there.

Preview: New 'Summer Dreams' documentary tracks MCW's journey to the NBA - The 700 Level
This documentary focusing on the NBA's Summer League looks fantastic. If only the trailer used a song other than That Fall Out Boy Song. #LightAMup

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REMINDER - RULES OF THE THREAD: As long as you keep it clean (no cursing and please remember to floss your teeth after threading) and respectful, it's fair game. It's your thread - use it as you see fit.

Now, discuss! Happy Friday!

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