Thursday, August 18, 2016

76ers Report: Gerald Henderson talks Sixers

Sixers shooting guard Gerald Henderson joined Michael Kaskey-Blomain, and guest Carey Smith of to discuss a variety of Sixers topics.

Gerald discussed his expectations for his first season in Philadelphia, his early impressions of Ben Simmons, his role as a veteran on a young, inexperienced Sixers squad and much more.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A look at the Lakers 2016 offseason

By: Joe Messineo (@joemess17)

The Los Angeles Lakers will be without the services of Kobe Bryant for the first time in 20 years, as the five-time NBA Champion announced his retirement from the game. The Lakers will now move forward and prepare for the future.  They are a team with a lot of cap space, draft picks, and young talent to grow with.

Let's take a quick look at how Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak navigated the waters in the off season.

On draft night the Lakers had the second pick in the draft and it was clear that the Philadelphia 76ers were planning on drafting Ben Simmons #1 in the draft.  So on draft night, Kupchak selected Duke's Brandon Ingram.  Simmons is touted as the better player by experts, but Ingram fills the need of a scoring forward with speed and agility on the floor. Head Coach Luke Walton is excited to have Ingram on his team and get to work with him.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

5 can't miss 76ers games for 2016-17

Wednesday, October 26 vs. Oklahoma City

Ben Simmons is projected to make his NBA debut. As is Joel Embiid (fingers crossed). As is Dario Saric. As is Brett Brown’s beard. Unless he shaves it beforehand. Either way. This game also represents the first for the Thunder in the post-KD, Westbrook-unhinged era, so I fully expect Russ to morph into one of the Monstars, probably Pound, and deliver some sort of a 45-15-15 stat line while breathing fire. All of this, combined with the general excitement of opening night, makes this game must-watch basketball.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

What could Larry Sanders bring to the Boston Celtics?

By: Joe Messineo (@joemess17)

With the NBA Draft well behind us and many of the coveted free agents already making their decisions, the majority of teams in the NBA have set their roster for the upcoming season. But, there are a few front offices still scrambling to find role players to fill holes on their rosters. 

The Boston Celtics are one of those teams, as they have a glaring need at the center position. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Allen Iverson pays homage to Michael Jordan

Allen Iverson hosted his Celebrity Summer Classic in Philadelphia over the weekend, and The Answer used the opportunity to pay homage to one of the game's greats.

Iverson disappeared toward the end of what ended up being a close, albeit never especially competitive game, and then reappeared shortly thereafter wearing a crisp black Bulls Michael Jordan jersey, complete with the red pinstripes, a matching leather Bulls hat, and a bevy of gold chains.

Allen Iverson at his Celebrity Summer Classic 8/5/2016

Iverson's choice in jersey isn't especially surprising, as he has publicly stated his reverence for Jordan on multiple occasions.

"I grew up wanting to be like Mike," Iverson said last year. "If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have had the vision to be a basketball player. So I love him for that, and I honor him for that."

Photos taken by Michael Kaskey-Blomain 

This fall, Iverson will be joining Jordan as an enshrinee at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.


Eastern Conference Offseason Forecast: Can Anyone Dethrone LeBron James and the Cavaliers?

By: Joe Messineo (@JoeMess17)

Although the offseason is not technically over, most of the big names in free agency already have deals in place. 

Aside from LeBron James (who informed Cleveland he plans to re-sign), the Cavaliers will need to re-sign JR Smith to successfully bring back the core that brought the city its first championship in over 50 years. The question is, will simply bringing back the same group be enough to fend off opponents in the East who made significant improvements this offseason? Last year’s second place finisher in the East, Toronto, will also bring back relatively the same team, but the rest of the Eastern Conference has undergone a facelift.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Sixers will be the most fun team in the NBA this season

It has been difficult to watch the Sixers at times throughout the past three seasons, but that shouldn't be the case this season.

The addition on young talent like Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric, combined with veteran signings like Gerald Henderson, Jerryd Bayless, and Sergio Rodriquez, should work to make Sixers viewing not only bearable, but fun.

The guys over at BBallBreakdown put together this compilation video demonstrating why the Sixers will be 'the most fun team in the NBA'. Enjoy.