The design is similar to the 2017-18 version, but with “Philadelphia” written and the copper stripe down the side. The copper stripe appears to be an ode to the Liberty Bell. Before Heck entered the exhibit, he said the jerseys would “tell a story.”
Apparently, that story is America’s. We’ll likely get more info when the uniforms are officially released.
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He has a much better chance at cracking the Sixers’ playoff rotation than qualifying for the PGA Tour.
While Korkmaz's golf swing may be broken beyond repair, we did see a relationship mended inside the Disney World bubble
Wednesday was Tobias Harris’ 28th birthday. Several of his teammates helped him celebrate, including Mike Scott — whose birthday is Thursday — decorating Harris’ hotel room door.
But what about his old friend Boban Marjanovic? Marjanovic, now with the Mavericks, has been getting awfully chummy with new teammate Luka Doncic. It’s caused somewhat of a "rift" between Bobi and Tobi.
Harris had a request for his birthday in order for the best friends to bury the hatchet.
Ben Simmons appears comfortable with the public knowing that he’s been working on his jump shot during the NBA’s hiatus.
After the Sixers included Simmons making a three-pointer in a video package from a recent practice, the 23-year-old released a YouTube video on Wednesday that shows the workouts he did in Los Angeles with trainer Chris Johnson ahead of the league’s restart. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade make appearances.
Simmons shoots plenty of jump shots in the video — turnarounds in the post, mid-range pull-ups, catch-and-shoot threes. Johnson has Simmons put on shooting gloves for some of the drills.
There’s one exchange with the Pistons’ Tony Snell, at around the 5:18 mark of the video, that possibly teases Simmons’ intent to attempt more jumpers when play resumes.
Snell: You should be shooting way more. Your shot looks good.
Snell: Orlando? I’ll be watching.
Simmons: I’m coming for it.
We don’t need to remind Sixers fans that Simmons has yet to be a remotely regular or effective NBA jump shooter. The two-time All-Star has made the first two three-pointers of his professional career this season and is 6 for 34 overall from 10 feet and out. He'd said in September, "If it's open, I'll take it" when asked about the prospect of taking threes this season, an attitude that did not materialize in games.
This video of him sinking shots in a non-game setting is not necessarily a sign he’ll be primed to fire at Disney World, but the fact that he’s put the footage out there for all to see is at least notable. Of course, there were also plenty of videos last summer of him draining jumpers. He’s had an excellent all-around season and is one of the league’s best defenders, but the jump shot has still been miles behind the other areas of his game.
“You've just gotta work with different things,” he said. “You’ve gotta try different things out, see if they work. We’re not at a stage where we can be comfortable yet. I’m still trying to figure it out myself ... what feels comfortable, what’s right for this team and how we’re gonna win.
“If it’s this way, then I’m all for it. I’ve been having fun in that position — whatever you guys say, the four — whatever it is. But at the end of the day, when you see me I’m on the floor, I’m making plays.