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You Pick The Game: Which Sixers game should NBCSP air this Saturday night?

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You Pick The Game: Which Sixers game should NBCSP air this Saturday night?

The NBA season has been suspended for nearly a month now and it certainly hasn't gotten any easier. 

But that doesn't mean that we need to be without the Sixers entirely. We're giving Authentic Fans a chance to pick which Sixers game we'll broadcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia, the MyTeams app, and right here at NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.

The voting begins now and the winning game will air Saturday night, April 11, at 7 p.m.  

Here are your options:

 

Sixers vs. Warriors | Jan. 28, 2020

From our story that evening:

The floor was the same and the warmup routines were unaltered, but, as the Sixers prepared to play the Warriors Tuesday, it didn’t feel like a typical game night at Wells Fargo Center.

It clearly wasn’t, after the tragic deaths Sunday of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash.

Sixers player development specialist Roy Hibbert and Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell, former teammates of Bryant’s, talked at half court.

Stephen Curry tapped Joel Embiid on the back to briefly interrupt his warmup and share a few words. 

Before tip-off, the Sixers paid tribute to Bryant and the other victims of the accident in several ways, including through players wearing No. 8 and No. 24 warmup uniforms, and by spotlighting Bryant’s framed No. 33 Lower Merion High School jersey.

The game began with the Sixers taking an eight-second violation, followed by the Warriors taking a 24-second violation. 

Embiid wore No. 24 to honor Bryant after clearing the move with Hall of Fame forward Bobby Jones — the Sixers retired 24 in Jones' honor in 1986. Zhaire Smith sported No. 7 instead of his usual No. 8.

Business eventually resumed, in a way.

Sixers vs. Pelicans | Dec. 13, 2019

From our story from that evening:

The Sixers’ home record is still unblemished.

They beat the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night, 116-109, to move to 20-7 on the season and 14-0 at Wells Fargo Center. This was New Orleans’ 11th straight defeat. 

Tobias Harris scored a team-high 31 points on 12 for 20 shooting, helping the Sixers to overcome an uneven effort. 

Click a button in the poll above to cast your vote. We'll announce the winner on Saturday morning — be sure to follow @NBCSPhilly on Twitter or on Instagram to get the result. 

Sixers Talk podcast: What will we see from Joel Embiid if season resumes?

Sixers Talk podcast: What will we see from Joel Embiid if season resumes?

On this edition of the Sixers Talk podcast, we put bow on remembering the 1983 NBA champs and discuss Joel Embiid's comments about feeling like he turned a corner at the All-Star Game.

(1:15) — Discussing the nostalgia of the 1983 NBA Finals.
(12:23) — Former Sixers who would thrive in this current era of the NBA.
(18:37) — Embiid believes he was on the path to dominate when the season was suspended.

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Tobias Harris calls for resignation of local politician over 'disgusting' press release

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Tobias Harris calls for resignation of local politician over 'disgusting' press release

After Ben Simmons had some pointed comments for the president early Tuesday morning, Tobias Harris took exception to a press release from a local politician.

On Tuesday morning, Harris quote tweeted a press release from Joe Gale, calling for the Montgomery County Commissioner to resign. 

Harris, who took part in peaceful protests over the weekend in the city in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minnenapolis, took it a step further by sharing a petition demanding Gale’s resignation.

It appears so many people attempted to access it after Harris shared it that the site’s server crashed.

This is apparently not the first time Gale has shared views of this nature. Harris retweeted the following:

Harris has already contributed to the community in a big way since signing a near-max contract this past offseason.

In October, he donated $1 million for a “community draft” to assist nine under-served communities in Philadelphia. In December, he spent the day at Bethune Elementary School in North Philadelphia, where he donated supplies and treated the black male teachers at the school to a night out at a Sixers game. He’s also made a variety of donations for COVID-19 relief.

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