Okie dokie, Tanner's here. No more focus, hobo still don't got a career. In all honesty what did you think the chances were that you check this blog today and the first post of the day would start off with an Obie Trice reference? Vegas put the odds at 230/1. Others that had better odds than an Obie Trice referece: Taylor Swift and Tanner duet 200/1, a picture of Jason Kapono ice fishing with Primoz Brezec 198/1, an O-Town reference 150/1, Young MC making a triumphant return with a new #1 hit single 145/1, Mike Bourn seducing a nice lady tonight 3/1, Jordan Sams committing a robbery on that same girl 1/5. Anyway it's the weekend and what better way to get it started than with some links related to
everybody's a very select few's favorite Philadelphia sports franchise.
They are having dunk contests before games; they are running plays sloppily or not all the way through; and they aren't listening to (coach) Eddie Jordan. They have quit. They know Eddie is gone (after the season) and they think they don't have to listen anymore. The thing is, they are making themselves look like a-------. These guys think that just because Eddie is gone they will be back (next year). But nobody wants guys who give up when things go bad. Eddie's offense was a bad fit for this roster - they have to find a way to play more up-tempo - but these guys are embarrassing themselves. And everyone around the league knows it."
Kate Fagan Breaks Down Lottery Race
In the article she has a break-down of the teams competing for ping-pong balls and remaining schedules/scenarios of each bad team.
Not too many folks were happy about this victory, of course, because more losses means more ping-pong balls...
Odds are that the 76ers will have a draft pick somewhere around 5th to 9th in the 2010 NBA Draft -- depending on the results of their final 10 games. And they still hold an outside chance of landing a Top-3 pick.
Zumoff Praises Dalembert's Season, Says Kapono Starting is Good For Brand
Dalembert has been one of their better players. He’s been defending, rebounding and getting opportunity baskets on a consistent basis since, well, since early December – around the time Allen Iverson was signed. Allen has since departed, but his effect on Sam continues.
...having Kapono out there could greatly help Elton Brand. If the Sixers are to continue to try to play through Brand, Kapono’s shooting ability could help spread the floor and give Elton a chance to do his thing.
Cooney Says Letting Miller Walk Will Help Jrue in Long Run
Sixers fans have said they want the team blown up and rebuilt. Holiday is the perfect part to start with. Wouldn't you rather have a 19-year-old getting a ton of minutes during a wasted season than sitting on the bench watching Miller play out a 3-year contract?
Holiday is blossoming into a prototypical NBA lead guard. He is big (6-4) and strong, and can score, defend and pass. In Wednesday's 101-86 win in Milwaukee, he swallowed up Rookie of the Year candidate Brandon Jennings on defense and continually drove through and around him on the offensive end.
Kapono Starting Again, Preparing to Make Title Run
"I'm glad I'm back on the floor," he said following yesterday's team film study at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "And . . . what I like to do is play basketball."
"It's super tough just because as a player you feel that you can help the team win," he said. "You always want to be out there. Every player thinks that they're the best. Every player thinks that they should play the most minutes and should get the most shots."
*Same Artice* Thad and Lou Update
The Sixers will play tonight's game without forward Thaddeus Young (thumb). Guard Lou Williams (low back) will be a game-time decision.
Jordan Scoffs at Those who Think He's 'LOST the Team'
"It's just been out there that the players don't believe in our philosophies," Jordan said. "It's the furthest thing from the truth. I just take offense when people say (the Bucks) were due for a letdown. OK, that may be. But our guys played hard and they had a passion to follow the philosophies."
Completely Un-Sixer-Related News of the Day: Matt McHale Straight Burns the Bulls
"I’ve seen more fight in preseason games. I’ve seen more fight during a game of checkers. I’ve seen more fight during Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies. I’ve seen more fight during a nap."