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Gordie Jones is Liberty Ballers’ grizzled veteran, having covered the Sixers in person since 1981 for several different outlets. That means he has chronicled a Sixers’ championship team – imagine that – though he has endured more than his share of forgettable squads as well. A Gettysburg College graduate (he arrived in town just after General Lee departed), his work has also appeared in the New York Times and Philadelphia Daily News, and on such websites as and The Athletic. He lives with his wife in Lititz, meaning he has the longest game-day commute.

Molded by his Detroit roots, former Sixer Earl Cureton beat the odds to have a long career

Earl Cureton was a part of the last Sixers team to win a title and has lived a life he could only dream of growing up on the East side of Detroit.

Is Tyrese Maxey ‘the straw that stirs the drink’ for the Sixers?

Joel Embiid is the reigning MVP, but Tyrese Maxey could be the player that most impacts the Sixers’ success.

Iguodala to Turner: ‘I always say, you were set behind, the moment you got drafted’

In a podcast full of former Sixers, Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala joined JJ Redick’s podcast, The Old Man and Three, where Turner’s early Sixers days were a hot topic.

A picture Marc Iavaroni would love to forget belies successful career that started in summer league

Marc Iavaroni started for the 1983 NBA champion Sixers and had a 12-year pro career. But there’s one image from it he wished didn’t exist.

Former Sixer Theo Ratliff talks about ‘crushing blow’ of his 2001 trade

Theo Ratliff made his first and only All-Star team in 2001. Unfortunately, an injury opened the door to him being traded and missing out on the Sixers’ thrilling run.

Trade Embiid? History tells us that would not be wise for the Sixers

Joel Embiid is coming off an MVP season. The Sixers’ history of trading MVP-caliber players is nightmare fuel.

P.J. Tucker reflects on his time in Ukraine as the country remains in turmoil

The Sixers’ forward spent two seasons playing in Ukraine and can’t help but wonder the fate of those he knew.

As 1982-83 Sixers are celebrated, it’s hard not to see parallels with current group

Before getting to the mountaintop, the 1982-83 Sixers had their playoff disappointments — not unlike the team during the Joel Embiid era.

Former Sixer Andre Miller, still going with the flow, is trying his hand at coaching

Andre Miller’s Sixers tenure was fairly short, but one of his former assistant coaches from his time in Philly believes he can succeed as a coach.

How a tragic accident gave former Sixer Nikola Vucevic a ‘second birthday’

Monday is the anniversary of a train crash that took the lives of 47 people in Montenegro in 2006. Nikola Vucevic was among the survivors of the tragic accident.