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Nerlens Noel Runs Rocky Balboa’s Trail Through Philadelphia (UP…

Nerlens Noel Runs Rocky Balboa’s Trail Through Philadelphia (UPDATE)

dimemag.com Updated Sep 12 (5 days ago)
Nerlens Noel has yet to suit up for the Philadelphia 76ers, but has already begun endearing himself to one of the league’s most cantankerous fan bases. In an effort to promote his goal of establishing a charity 5K going forward, Noel ran – or jogged, mo…
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  • Joel Embiid Sends Twitter Direct Message To Try And Improve His…

    Joel Embiid Sends Twitter Direct Message To Try And Improve His NBA 2K15 Rating

    Incoming Sixers rookie Joel Embiid has become something of a darling on Twitter, courting celebrity crushes AND NBA free agents while providing impromptu news fodder to those of us who can get a little stir crazy in the offseason. But now he’s using Twi…
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  • Sixers Contingent Watches Saric In Spain; Brown Compares Him To…

    Sixers Contingent Watches Saric In Spain; Brown Compares Him To Diaw

    dimemag.com Sep 5
    Young stars from the City of Brotherly Love’s team are already living up to their town’s moniker. Philadelphia 76ers cornerstones Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, and Joel Embiid are in Spain watching future teammate Dario Saric play in the FIBA W…
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  • Reviewing The Sam Hinkie Era In Philadelphia

    Reviewing The Sam Hinkie Era In Philadelphia

    dimemag.com Sep 4
    It seems as though Sam Hinkie is almost done stripping down the team he took over after the 2012-13 NBA season. With Thaddeus Young officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the only player remaining on the Philadelphia 76ers roster, who was also…
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  • Sixers GM, Sam Hinkie, Doesn’t Know If Joel Embiid Will Play Ne…

    Sixers GM, Sam Hinkie, Doesn’t Know If Joel Embiid Will Play Next Season

    dimemag.com Aug 28
    By now we all know the story behind Joel Embiid‘s roller-coaster entry into the NBA. He was the ostensible No. 1 pick in an acclaimed 2014 Draft despite sitting out Conference play and the NCAA Tournament with a wonky back. Then he suffered a stress fra…
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  • Tony Wroten Shows Out At Seattle Pro-Am, Checks In On Joel Embi…

    Tony Wroten Shows Out At Seattle Pro-Am, Checks In On Joel Embiid

    dimemag.com Aug 28
    The Philadelphia 76ers are not going to win many games next season. This means a lot of players on their roster will get a chance to prove themselves. One of them is Tony Wroten, who showed off some moves recently at the Seattle Pro-Am. Via BallisLife, …
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  • Joel Embiid On Why Shabazz Napier Gets Dunked On By LeBron In N…

    Joel Embiid On Why Shabazz Napier Gets Dunked On By LeBron In NBA 2K15 Trailer

    dimemag.com Aug 27
    2K Sports released an extended trailer for NBA 2K15 this week. In it, Miami Heat rookie guard Shabazz Napier is featured prominently towards the end when he’s on the receiving end of a slam dunk from LeBron James. Sixers rookie Joel Embiid took to Twitt…
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  • If Hasheem Thabeet Sits Behind You In Coach, Don't Recline Your…

    If Hasheem Thabeet Sits Behind You In Coach, Don't Recline Your Seat

    There's been a lot of recent talk about the proper etiquette of reclining your seat on an airplane. (The correct answer is: don't do it .) But definitely don't do it if the guy behind you is listed at 7-foot-3.Read more...
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  • Joel Embiid Has Big Aspirations For Former Teammate Andrew Wigg…

    Joel Embiid Has Big Aspirations For Former Teammate Andrew Wiggins

    dimemag.com Aug 24
    Apparently Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid can use his Twitter feed for more than humorous romantic escapades. In wake of Andrew Wiggins being officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Embiid took to social media to share his big aspiration…
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  • Young the last limb trimmed from the 76ers' old tree

    Young the last limb trimmed from the 76ers' old tree

    philly.com Aug 23
    The last limb of the old tree was lopped off Saturday, when the 76ers traded forward Thaddeus Young as part of a three-team swapfest that brings back two ordinary bench players and a future first-round draft pick.
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  • Report: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins Trade Is Finally Official

    Report: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins Trade Is Finally Official

    The wait is finally over. With the 30-day moratorium on trading Andrew Wiggins having finally expired, Kevin Love has officially been dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland, Minnesota and Philadelphia have completed NBA trade call, source tells Yah…
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  • Thaddeus Young's headed to the Wolves, as Flip Saunders celebra…

    Thaddeus Young's headed to the Wolves, as Flip Saunders celebrates a win by betting on himself

    yahoo.com Aug 22
    As the Philadelphia 76ers have floundered for the past two seasons — first accidentally (thanks, Andrew!) and then on purpose (thanks, Sam!) — a certain segment of NBA obsessives have wished for a better fate for Thaddeus Young. The long-tenured Philly …
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  • Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Losers

    Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Losers

    dimemag.com Aug 21
    Anytime you have winners you’re bound to have some people that lose. This year’s summer is no exception: there were plenty of teams and players who “lost” this past offseason. After counting down this summer’s “winners,” it’s only right that we give an …
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  • Embiid Predicts Future MVP Rankings; Puts Himself First

    Embiid Predicts Future MVP Rankings; Puts Himself First

    dimemag.com Aug 19
    Philadelphia 76ers rookie and social media sensation Joel Embiid has mostly kept his Twitter game to romance this summer. With the 2014-2015 season fast approaching, though, it was only a matter of time until his subject matter switched to hoops. And if…
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  • Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    dimemag.com Aug 17
    July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Rosters are pretty much set, the dog days of hefty contracts h…
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  • We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

    We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

    dimemag.com Aug 14
    Magic Johnson turns 55 today. To honor his birthday, we take a look back at his incredible rookie season, which ended with Magic winning NBA Finals MVP as the Lakers defeated the 76ers in six games to win the title. Taken first overall in the 1979 NBA D…
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  • Dime Q&A: Nerlens Noel On His Skinny Pants & Finally Be…

    Dime Q&A: Nerlens Noel On His Skinny Pants & Finally Being Able To Play Again

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    Before Nerlens Noel tore his ACL just 24 games into his freshman season at Kentucky, he was widely considered the favorite to be selected with the number 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Instead, Phoenix took Anthony Bennett, and Noel fell to the New Orlea…
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  • Report: ‘Wolves Will Trade Anthony Bennett To 76ers For Thaddeu…

    Report: ‘Wolves Will Trade Anthony Bennett To 76ers For Thaddeus Young

    dimemag.com Aug 8
    With the Kevin Love trade all but finalized, the attention now turns to how the Minnesota Timberwolves will approach their latest rebuild. In a scenario that’s been mentioned previously, it appears the ‘Wolves will re-route former first overall pick Ant…
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  • Video - Mint Condition: NBA Rookies Generating Buzz 03:03

    Mint Condition: NBA Rookies Generating Buzz

    Sep 3
    Panini's Jim Stefano breaks down the NBA rookies, including Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, creating buzz in the trading card market.
  • Video - Sources: 76ers To Trade For, Waive Thabeet 03:35

    Sources: 76ers To Trade For, Waive Thabeet

    Aug 26
    Amin Elhassan discusses the proposed trade between the Thunder and the 76ers that will send Hasheem Thabeet to Philadelphia where he will be waived.
  • Video - Theory Of Gravity 01:29

    Theory Of Gravity

    Aug 25
    The shooting ability of LeBron's new Big 3 have the potential to make life on offense a whole lot easier for him.
  • Video - Love Officially A Cavalier 03:34

    Love Officially A Cavalier

    Aug 23
    Brian Windhorst breaks down the now-official, three-team trade that sends Kevin Love to Cleveland.

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