by Sam Oakley
(Matt Slocum/AP Photos)
A.I., Allen, The Answer or simply Allen Iverson is one of the greatest guards the Philadelphia 76ers (Sixers) and NBA has seen. At 6 feet tall, he went up against all the big men and teams, dominating them most of the time. He had taken Sixers to regular playoff appearances. For most people under 30 years old, who never saw Dr J or the 83 winning team, Iverson was the greatest Sixer of their era.
A.I. is the reason I followed the Sixers and supported them. He inspired me to try out basketball and made me want to watch him on TV highlights in the UK. His shirts (jerseys) were everywhere. Sixers jerseys with Iverson and 3 on the back. This man was a global brand. (more…)
The order is in reflection of my updated 2014 NBA Power Rankings during the NBA’s All-Star break.
Also check out many other NBA mock drafts on my list of NBA Mock Draft Databases.
1. Milwaukee Bucks - Jabari Parker SF – Duke
2. Philadelphia 76ers - Andrew Wiggins SF – Kansas
3. Orlando Magic - Julius Randle PF – Kentucky
4. Los Angeles Lakers - Joel Embiid C – Kansas
5. Boston Celtics - Dante Exum PG/SG – Australia (more…)
Here is my 2014 NBA Power Rankings going into the All-Star break. My updated mock draft will be in reflection of these power rankings.
1. Oklahoma City Thunder
2. Indiana Pacers
3. Miami Heat
4. Houston Rockets
5. San Antonio Spurs
6. Los Angeles Clippers
7. Portland Trail Blazers
8. Golden State Warriors
9. Dallas Mavericks
10. Phoenix Suns (more…)
by Sam Oakley
Looking ahead to the upcoming 2014 NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers are in a prime position to get who they want. The name that comes up the most is Andrew Wiggins, however there is a key postion in which they need to focus in the offseason. With the amount of salary cap space they have, they need to look at FORWARDS. Should they sign one or two top free agents in these positions they could be a playoff team next season.
If certain players head to free agency, I would bet my bottom dollar that Sam Hinkie will attempt to sign one, Gordon Hayward. He is someone I have read up on and studied, and I feel he is the type of player that can fit into the 76ers system. Hayward has great ability and athleticism without being a major ball hog or having an ego. (more…)
by Sam Oakley
So this is my 1st blog on the 76ers for Sports Hound Blog. I have decided to go straight in and talk about the arguments that was going on yesterday. I’ll be pointing out both sides of the argument, the reasons behind them and why it’s annoying me.
I know were “tanking,” so we should not be winning games to effect our chances of a top 5 pick. But against Boston, our rivals, WE CAN’T LOSE, well not on purpose anyway.
I am not happy reading that we should have lost last night in 76ers forums and Facebook pages. It is not in our nature. We are passionate sports fans. We hating losing. Why are we wanting to lose against our biggest rivals? (more…)