From Simmons to Jah, Sixers' favorite Halloween costumes

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From Simmons to Jah, Sixers' favorite Halloween costumes

HOUSTON — Before they were preparing for NBA games in October, the Sixers were getting ready for Halloween. Take a look back at their favorite costumes, from kids to adults.

Nik Stauskas
"The last time I dressed up for Halloween, I was about nine years old and I dressed up as Allen Iverson. I was a huge A.I. fan. I was in Chicago for a basketball tournament and we decided we were going to go trick-or-treating anyway. I had the Allen Iverson jersey, I had a full Sixers tear-away warmup suit. Of course, I wore the black NBA headband. I wasn't able to braid the hair but that was my outfit. I was obsessed. I was a huge Allen Iverson fan. I'd much rather be Allen Iverson than dress up as a clown or a scary person, so that was my thing."

Ben Simmons
"The last time I dressed up was in college and I was 'The Flash.' I was watching the TV show at the time. I just bought it, I didn't have enough time to make it. We went to a party … (Halloween) is not big in Australia. People don't really do it like that. I always saw it on TV."

Amir Johnson
"I was a California Raisin as a kid. I think my grandmother or mother got me that. I was one single raisin. Then I remember being a (Teenage Mutant) Ninja Turtle. My mother took toilet paper rolls and kind of made nunchucks out of that. We just couldn't afford it and improvised. Thinking about when I was a kid, those were my two favorites. As I got older, then I started getting into scary stuff and weird, gory masks. I had a movie artist come in and paint me as a zombie (in Toronto)."

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Jahlil Okafor
"I dressed up as the Power Rangers, the Red Ranger. I just loved the TV show, as simple as that. I was five or six (years old) maybe. I went out with my family. I was the only one that wanted to be a Power Ranger."

Richaun Holmes
"I never dressed up for Halloween. I don't like dressing up. Halloween's like any other day to me. We watched scary movies (growing up), that was about it. I don't really mess with it like that, there's too much weird stuff going on. Halloween's not really my thing."

Justin Anderson
"My rookie year, I was Nelly for Deron Williams' party. I looked just like him. Had the band-aid with the tank top, chain with diamonds in it. I had the two headbands. When he had two headbands, he made that cool."


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Anderson dressed up as a Spartan the following year for another Mavericks team party.

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Yet another bad break for the Sixers' backcourt

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Yet another bad break for the Sixers' backcourt

The Sixers’ backcourt has taken another hit.

Starting shooting guard JJ Redick suffered a left leg injury in Monday’s win over the Raptors. He will be re-evaluated in approximately 10 to 14 days.

An MRI on Tuesday showed bone edema and a small cortical crack in the fibular head of his left leg. X-rays after the game were negative.

Redick suffered the injury when he made contact with Delon Wright receiving a pass from Ben Simmons. He had an immediate reaction of pain, seemed to try to walk it off down the sideline in front of the Sixers’ bench, then rolled the ball back and headed to the locker room. Wright was whistled for a foul.

Redick has been a key piece to the Sixers’ 6-2 record since Christmas Day. He has averaged 20.1 points per game and shot 46.4 percent from three during that stretch. 

The veteran has missed four games this season, most recently two against the Raptors on Dec. 21 and 23 because of right hamstring tightness. Jerryd Bayless started in his place. 

The Sixers’ upcoming schedule is unforgiving of injuries. Looking at the approximation for re-evaluation, Redick would miss five games over the next 10 days (at Celtics, vs. Bucks, at Grizzlies, vs. Bulls, at Spurs). Two weeks would span the road trip that begins in San Antonio and includes the Thunder and Bucks (back-to-back).

Redick's injury comes as fellow guard Markelle Fultz is trying to make his way back on the court since being sidelined in late October because of his right shoulder. 

Sixers' opponent planning Super Bowl trip

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Sixers' opponent planning Super Bowl trip

Kyle Lowry has three words when it comes to the Super Bowl.

“Fly Eagles, fly,” he said.

The Philadelphia native is pulling for his hometown team to make it to Minneapolis. Lowry, who attended Cardinal Dougherty High School and Villanova University, was proud of the Eagles’ underdog performance against the Falcons on Sunday. 

“It was like one of those wins where everyone was counting you out, your star is down, and everybody else as a team plays to another level,” Lowry said Monday prior to taking on the Sixers. “Our defense did a great job. Nick Foles had a great night, didn't do anything bad. He had a great game to me.”

Even though the Raptors play at noon in Toronto on Feb. 4, Lowry already is thinking of ways to get to the championship game that night. 

“If they make the Super Bowl, I will be there,” he said.

Lowry, 31, also showed his support for his alma mater while he was in Philadelphia for Monday’s game. He pledged to donate $1 million to Villanova for its renovation project of The Pavilion, which will now include the “Kyle Lowry Men's Basketball Locker Room."  

On Monday evening Lowry was presented with the Native Son Award by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.