Welcome to another edition of the Liberty Links Lounge.
- Hello, Sevens.
- Our "Toot It or Boot It" series rolls on.
- Keep an eye out for the SBN Network NBA playoff threads and join in the discussion! Non-playoff teams commiserating together all in one place! Oh and LB is hosting another one on Sunday.
- These NBA playoffs sure have been fun, huh? I was especially in love with the Nuggets-Warriors series. Too bad it's over.
- Want to share some Sixers thoughts with the LB community? Write a FanPost. Do a good job on it and we may even promote it to the front page. I'll even link to it in this weekly links post too. You'll be famous!
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- Follow LB on Twitter. We changed our handle from @Philly76ersBlog to the more aptly named @Liberty_Ballers!
- Follow all of our wonderful writers on Twitter:
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Before I get to the links I wanted to share a mini-rant that our great and fearless leader Michael Levin posted on Twitter last week.
Blogging still gets a bad rep because of the supposed lack of journalistic integrity and I don't care because this is a hobby for me.
And LB gets largely ignored or pretend-ignored by the mainstream guys who just write AP style columns again and again. That's fine.
@JmitchInquirer can call me a west coast fanboy because that's fun and I enjoy that as an insult.
@derekbodner and I actually scoop a story 6 months ahead of time and get no credit for it?
LB links to the mainstream guys all the time. All the time. Then the D-League story breaks and we don't get any credit for it.
Not crediting the scoop? WHO'S GOT JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY NOW, NEWSPAPER BOYS?!
And I'd put my writers at LB up against any of the mainstream Sixers guys any day of the week. And they write for [f***ing] free.
Bloggers gonna blog. We out.
Oh and here's the proof that LB (mainly Mike + Derek) broke that story.
BEST OF LIBERTY BALLERS:
Toot It Or Boot It Series!
The inspiration behind the series name: here.
76ers Sunday Morning Shootaround: The Sevens Edition
"In this edition of the Sunday Morning Shootaround, Adam Aron gets a first-hand taste of "awkward tension", Lavoy Allen makes a bad dinner choice, and Thaddeus Young spends part of his offseason getting his Bob the Builder on."
Also in which Roy declares Smashburger the "No. 1 overall seed in the unofficial Liberty Ballers fast-food burger rankings".
The 76ers Are Officially In The D-League Business: Say Hello To The Delaware 87ers
Yay D-League! But, uh... that name.
You've Got Sixers Email Vol. 2: The Draft, Catfishing and Big White Guys
Where we talk about how enormous I am.
Sixers D-League Delaware 87ers Verdict: So Sevens.
So Sixers. So Sevens? They Sevens’d this.
Obviously Andrew Bynum is Flamenco Dancing in Spain
Jason Collins comes out as gay - Outsports
Jason Collins becomes the first active pro athlete in the big leagues to come out as gay.
EXIT INTERVIEW: Acquisition of a post player can only help Sixers’ development of Thad Young - Sixers Dish
Hmm... "Young was told by the Sixers’ coaching staff during his exit interview that it would be in his best interest to work on his outside game."
Video: Evan Turner Yells at Geese (But the Mother Goose Don't Back Down) - The 700 Level
The most Evan Turner moment you'll see this week.
Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers’ Off-Season: #9. Is Thaddeus Young Untouchable? - The 700 Level
I love Thad, but no. I wonder what kind of haul he could bring?
Sixers to interview Mike Malone, Jeff Hornacek for coaching vacancy - Yahoo
A plan worth considering for Sixers - phillyBurbs.com
Not in love with this one. Tyreke Evans, OJ Mayo, Al Jefferson. Thanks but no thanks.
Should the 76ers sign Dwight Howard? - philly.com
Take it away, Tom.
"Sixers don't have cap space to sign Dwight Howard to a max contract and he won't want to come here, so you can forget that idea."
7-year-old analyzes NBA teams - SB Nation
Nails the Sixers perfectly.
REMINDER - RULES OF THE THREAD: As long as you keep it clean (no cursing and please remember to bathe before threading) and respectful, it's fair game. It's your thread - use it as you see fit.
Now, discuss! Happy Friday!