Marks: No Tanks — Sixers Stun Heat


PHILADELPHIA—When they wake up and pinch themselves this morning – to the surprise of everyone but themselves – Brett Brown, Michael Carter-Williams and the rest of the Philadelphia 76ers will discover no, this was not a dream. They really did just beat LeBron James and the two-time defending champion Miami Heat, 114-110, at a raucous Wells Fargo Center where many had come to celebrate this franchise’s past but instead wound up cheering on one of the most improbable victories we may


Tweet of the Night: Magic Johnson’s prediction for ROY is Michael Carter-Williams

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When the Miami Heat loses 114-110 to the Philadelphia 76ers – a team that some experts believed might have single-digit wins this season – you expect them to suffer serious backlash. Usually, that is the burden of being a two-time champion, and it’s what happened on Tuesday night, when the Los Angeles Clippers surprisingly got run over by the Los Angeles Lakers and took some serious heat from ESPN analyst Bill Simmons. It didn’t matter that the Heat missed Dwyane


Tweet of the Day: Finally Official, Allen Iverson Is Retired

We knew this day was coming. Allen Iverson, affectionately known around the NBA and its fans as “The Answer,” hasn’t played a professional game since January 8, 2011. Yet, anytime he walks in front of the media and a microphone, it is bound to be an emotional experience. Such was the case Wednesday as Iverson officially announced his retirement. The NBA tweeted the announcement.


NBA Has Record 92 International Players, But Three All-American Teams


Want to know what David Stern’s legacy will be? Just take a look at NBA rosters on Opening Night. More than 20 years ago – when he was a relative pup as a commissioner – Stern worked with Russ Granik, USA Basketball and FIBA to clear the way for NBA players to play in the Olympics. That led to the creation of the “Dream Team,” which, among others, featured the holy trinity of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. Team USA


Tweet of the Night: NBA Players Are Getting Into The Halloween Spirit


Whether by mere coincidence or divine providence, the start of the NBA season and Halloween coincide, with tip-off just two days before trick-or-treaters terrorize neighborhoods across the US. That being said, whether for a party, at a party or in preparation for spooky festivities, many NBA athletes took to social media to display costumes—of others or their own.


Tweet of the Day: Jason Richardson Gets A Laugh From Vine


Recovering from a serious surgery isn’t fun. It can be agonizing. It takes forever. You can spend a lot of time just wishing you were back on your feet again. Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson spent most of the summer incapable of doing much with his left leg. After having a relatively new procedure called Denovo performed on his knee to repair the meniscus, he has spent most of the offseason in a loader brace. He is in the midst rehabilitating his knee,


Evening News: Teams scared off by media blitz Collins would bring; 76ers backpedal on Noel comments


In today’s news, several general managers shared their opinions on why Jason Collins is still a free agent. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, the 76ers are reopening the door on a potential Nerlens Noel sighting this season. GM cite anticipated media attention as top reason Collins remains unsigned According to Ric Bucher, several NBA general managers attribute Jason Collins’ availability on the free agent market as a direct fear of the media distraction signing him would bring to a team.  “If it were just an