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November 21, 2014 Updates

In October, she tweeted that the Sixers were a "screwed up program." McDaniels said Thursday that he did not see his mother's social media activity. The Twitter account @KJsMOMshawn was deleted sometime after the team's afternoon practice. It was not the first time that she had voiced her displeasure on Twitter. When McDaniels was playing at Clemson, she posted that her son was surrounded by "haters, fools, and idiots." It was a one-man team, she wrote, and the coach was sabotaging McDaniels' chances of making the NBA. Philadelphia Inquirer

November 20, 2014 Updates

Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok. Detroit Free Press

Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight '96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 — Iverson's number — on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers. Neither Iverson nor the Sixers are named on the sneaker or on the branding for the shoe, which were expected to be released later this year or in early 2015. USA Today Sports

The debate as to whether or not the University of Kentucky could defeat the lowly Philadelphia 76ers only intensified on Tuesday evening after the top-ranked Wildcats blew out fifth-ranked Kansas at the Champions Classic. At least one ex-Kentucky star, Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, is on board with the notion. “I’m definitely taking Kentucky,” Bledsoe told Brian Geltzeiler and Malik Rose Wednesday morning on SiriusXM Radio when asked who would in a 7-game series. “I think Philly would get probably, maybe one game. I know they’re (Sixers fans) gonna be mad, but I love my Wildcats.ZagsBlog.com

November 19, 2014 Updates

Richardson, a 14-year pro, said he'll “definitely be back before the all-star break or January or maybe even before this year is over with. I'll see how my body takes all this training and getting ready for it.” Richardson said he's making progress with the right foot and left knee, though he has to ramp up his on-court work and get into game shape/drop a few pounds after months of shooting standstill jumpers and being in a walking boot. The Intelligencer

The Pistons, who host the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 tonight, are 29th in the league through five home dates with a 14,485 average. Only the Milwaukee Bucks (14,047) are drawing less. Even the 76ers, who are not remotely trying to win games, have averaged 910 more fans per game than the Pistons. Booth Newspapers

November 18, 2014 Updates

76ers coach Brett Brown said Monday that injured forward Jerami Grant “is still a ways away” from returning. The rookie is out with a sprained right ankle. The former Syracuse standout hasn’t practice since the second day of training camp on Oct. 1. Back then, he was hospitalized for dehydration. Grant first injured his ankle during offseason workouts. Brown had expected him to return on Nov. 5. “I don’t really know the time frame,” Brown said. “I think it could be a little as eight to 10 days. But in regards to a specific time frame, I’m not really sure.” Philadelphia Inquirer

November 17, 2014 Updates

When specifically asked if had seen or heard Smith's comments, Carter-Williams said, "I came across it because people told me about them. I have seen things on Twitter, but again, none of that fazes me too much." The reason Carter-Williams wrote the article in the first place was to express himself in a way he doesn't feel he can when he answers questions from the media. "I just felt I had something that I needed to say," Carter-Williams said. "I can't really say it too much in the media. It is hard for me to form my words when I don't have the time to think about it and really express myself." CSNPhilly.com

Michael Carter-Williams: The media creates this narrative and repeats it over and over. That’s how Stephen A. Smith ends up in our locker room with a big smile on his face. I’m not picking on him. I know he’s playing a character. He knows he’s playing a character. But what happens when we break the streak by going out and beating Detroit that night? Now it’s another story. After the game, a lot of the reporters didn’t even stick around. The ones that did weren’t prepared. They didn’t ask us about the specifics of the game. They made up questions on the spot, like, “Uh, hey, you guys won … so how do you feel?” The Players' Tribune

Keeping Saric was never a consideration. Philly knew Orlando wanted and needed Payton, so they basically held him hostage. By the time Orlando drafted Saric they had the deal done with Philly, so that pick was always Philly’s guy, he was never on Orlando’s board. This was sort of like when Charlotte drafted Kobe Bryant — they never considered Kobe for themselves. The trade was done well before the draft and the Lakers told Charlotte who they wanted. The pick was long gone to LA before Kobe was drafted. The same with Saric, Orlando drafted him for Philly. Basketball Insiders


The 76ers have more MVPs than any other franchise outside of Lakers and Celtics, so the team's Top 50 is obviously stacked with talent.


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