Chances are, you aren't familiar with Norman de Silva, who currently serves as an Operations and Development Assistant for the Delaware 87ers. Prior to joining the Sevens, he spent five months as the head coach of the Foshan Long Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association during the 2012-2013 season. de Silva's time overseas is chronicled in a documentary called "Jiaolian" (Coach), and the film (which, as of this writing, in post-production) is featured on IndieGoGo
Hit the link in the post above to check out the trailer, and click here for a Reddit AMA that de Silva hosted last week about his experience coaching in China.
Public service announcement: If you don't own this, you should own this. Less than a week from now, you could be sporting the same jacket that Eric Leckner and Greg Graham wore during that epic 1993-94 campaign. Those jerseys may have been hideous, but the warmups are fresh to death.
In case you were wondering, this is not a sponsored post. That said, if someone from Mitchell and Ness wants to retroactively sponsor this article, we accept payments in the form of throwback jackets.
Shouts to Kawali Leonard and his 1999 hairstyle for winning DPOY— Tanner Steidel (@tsteidel) April 23, 2015
This is why Twitter needs an edit feature: The post above should have said "Shouts to FUTURE SIXER Kawhi Leonard and his 1999 hairstyle for winning DPOY." On Day 1 of free agency, I'd have ZERO problem with Adam Aron showing up at Leonard's doorstep with a briefcase full of money and a max contract. (Crossing my fingers that the same scene happens simultaneously with Sam Hinkie and Jimmy Butler somewhere in/near Chicago).
By the way, Kawhi Leonard, Pusha T and Allen Iverson are the last three people on the planet with cornrows, and they all happen to be among the best in the world at what they do. Coincidence?
Speaking of AI...
Aka the same day Matt Barnes reaffirmed my equally unwarranted affection for Allen Iverson pic.twitter.com/eKAXG7i3we— Benjamin Wolk (@benjaminwolk) April 14, 2015
Apologies for not writing about this last week, but this needs to be discussed.
Now I'm not one to tell anyone how to spend their money, HOWEVER... if Iverson was really dropping 30-40K every time he went to the strip club, wouldn't the fiscally responsible move have been to hire an escort instead?
(reads details of Greg Anthony's prostitution arrest)
(reads details of Warren Sapp's prostitution arrest)
Never mind. Do you, Bubbachuck.
(BTW, why didn't Matt Barnes just pocket the money AI was throwing in the air?)
I like ours better https://t.co/SyFBMeAtM6— Scott O'Neil (@ScottONeil) April 20, 2015
So my BFF Scott O'Neil assured me that the upcoming Sixers' jerseys will be way more attractive than those monstrosities the Los Angeles Clippers are rumored to be rolling out.
Who's that handsome devil on Bleacher Report talking about possible targets for the Sixers this offseason? Why, it's our very own Derek Bodner. Two thumbs up for the video despite the fact that it wasn't a 2:37 love letter to FUTURE SIXER Jeremy Lin.
For the record, no one rocked a gray suit better than Pee Wee Herman, but a young Mike Levin is giving him a run for his money here.