Thursday, October 27, 2016

WATCH: Joel Embiid NBA debut highlights

Joel Embiid made his long-awaited debut for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, and it is fair to say that Embiid lived up to the hype that had built over the previous two years.

In his first real basketball game in over two years, Embiid dropped 20 points, showed himself to be a defensive anchor and a beyond-solid rebounder, and also unveiled a wide-ranging offensive arsenal.

He got his first regular season basket in style

It didn't take long for Embiid to show off his range either 

Steven Adams is one of the NBA's better defensive centers, and he couldn't contain Embiid

In short, Embiid was extremely impressive in his debut, and Sixers fans have a lot to be excited about, especially once Ben Simmons returns to the roster.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Friction Growing Beetween Nerlens Noel and the Sixers

Things are getting messy in Philadelphia.

After publicly stating his displeasure with the Sixers roster as currently constructed– and his place in it – Nerleans Noel missed the vast majority of the team’s preseason with a vague groin injury, and his status for the regular season’s start is up in the air at this point. This is a rough break for a team that is already dealing with a plethora of injury issues heading into the season.

However, it seems that there is more going on behind the scenes than just an injury issue. According to a league source, Noel and the Sixers are at an impasse of sorts, and there is ‘friction’ between the two sides. Noel’s absence is an attempt to put additional pressure on the team to make a move, per the source.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

WATCH: Joel Embiid channels his inner Hakeem Olajuwon with 'Dream Shake' And 1

The Hakeem Olajuwon comparisons began for Joel Ebmiid long before he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the third overall pick in the highly-hyped 2014 NBA Draft, and they're not going to stop any time soon if he continues to pull out moves like the one he pulled on poor Boban Marjanovic in Saturday's preseason contest between the Sixers and the Pistons.

For those that need a history lesson regarding Olajuwon and his patented 'Dream Shake', check out the below footage:

Watch out, NBA.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WATCH: Joel Embiid scores first NBA basket

After 2+ years of wait and anticipation, it finally happened.

Joel Embiid started in a [preseason] game for the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, and for a brief moment in time, everything seemed alright in Philadelphia.

Friday, September 30, 2016

76ers Report: Does Nerlens Noel want out?

NBA team media days are in the books and training camps are underway, which means that the 2016-17 NBA season is rapidly approaching.

ESPN 97.3 Sixers Insider Michael Kaskey-Blomain and Jeff McMenamin of the Philadelphia Metro return with a new episode of the 76ers Report to discuss Sixers media day at their new training complex in Camden, New Jersey, training camp, Joel Embiid's progress, Nerlens Noel's future, and a whole lot more.

Check out the new episode below, via blogtalkradio:

Check out past episodes of the 76ers Report here.

Follow 76ers Report on Twitter @76ersreport.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Dallas Mavericks youth movement

By: Joe Messineo (@JoeMess17)

The summer of 2016 free agency started slowly for the Dallas Mavericks but after number of unpredictable moves, Dallas emerged a winner of free agency. While they have been a successful franchise, a concern has been the ability to attract young talent.  In this off season, Dallas reversed the trend and as a result there is a significant youth movement heading into the season.

The 2015-16 Dallas team witnessed the growth of two young players: Dwight Powell and Justin Anderson. Neither had eye-popping statistics, but their increase in minutes towards the end of the season allowed Dallas to secure a playoff spot and allowed the coaching staff to really see what they can bring to the table. Anderson and Powell are high-energy players who are capable of creating their own highlight reels, something an aging Mavericks team really needed to add. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ben Simmons already among the NBA’s most popular players

Well that didn’t take too long.

Pihladelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons is already one of the most popular players in the NBA - if jersey sales are an indicator - as the multi-faceted forward’s jersey is already a top-10 seller across the entire NBA, according to a recent report from

Not only is the LSU product among the most popular NBA players already, Simmons is also the most popular athlete in Philadelphia, per the report.