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There's a new Allen Iverson-themed beer you can drink before the season opener

There's a new Allen Iverson-themed beer you can drink before the season opener

Have you been asking yourself, 'Where can I get a unique new beer that celebrates the Sixers and helps charity?'

Well, the folks at Misconduct Tavern have teamed up with Yards Brewing Company to provide 'the Answer,' a new Sixers themed IPA set to be released tomorrow night ahead of the team's season opener against the Celtics.

The practice-style beer is described as having notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pear and tropical fruit. Pound-for-pound, it just might the best new beer on the market.

Both Center City locations will have the brew and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Choose Life Foundation.

So if you want to get in a little practice of your own and help support a good cause, check out the 76ers Home Opener Iverson Beer Launch Party before the Sixers' regular season kicks off tomorrow night against the Celtics.

h/t Crossing Broad

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Joel Embiid earns Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Joel Embiid earns Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Sixers fans know that Joel Embiid is having an incredible month — heck, an incredible season — with plenty of dazzling plays and incredible stats.

On Friday, he received another honor for his hard work.

The NBA on Friday named Embiid the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January after he posted 29.2 points 13.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. 

And he did it at a crucial time for the Sixers. January marked the beginning of a tough stretch of the Sixers' schedule, facing a run of teams likely bound for the playoffs. He posted 11 double-doubles and five 30-point games in January, including a 42-point performance against the Suns on Jan. 2, and four straight 30-point games from Jan. 15-23. 

Through it all, Embiid helped lead the team to an 11-4 record in January that was punctuated on the last day with a big win in Oakland over the defending champion Warriors. 

It's been quite a while since a Sixer has hauled in one of these awards. Embiid is one of only five Sixers to be named Eastern Conference Player of the Month, the first since Allen Iverson in April 2005. 

An All-Star starter for the second straight season, Embiid’s name should be in the MVP conversation as well.

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JJ Redick talks social media, life after Jimmy Butler trade, more on The Habershow

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JJ Redick talks social media, life after Jimmy Butler trade, more on The Habershow

JJ Redick isn’t spending too much time on social media these days since he deleted all of his accounts this offseason, but perhaps starting a book club could be in his future.

Redick, the Sixers' sharpshooter who's averaging 18.3 points in 39 games this season, joined our NBA insider Tom Haberstroh on the latest "The Habershow" podcast Friday.

The 34-year-old has found an interesting roadblock living without social media.

"I was trying to get a car deal because I drive back and forth between Brooklyn and Philly, because I've been driving myself this year," Redick said. "And the car companies were like, 'Well, you're not on social media so there's no benefit to us.' I said, 'that's fine.'"

Overall, though, Redick has been enjoying his time away, where he admitted the toxic environment can affect the mindset of NBA players as they do their jobs on a nightly basis. Without social media, Redick is filling up his time by reading more books.

"This year," he said, "I'd like to read 24 books — two a month."

Redick also discussed reaching 10,000 career points, handling mean-spirited comments directed toward him, staying in touch with Dario Saric and Robert Covington and more.

On 10,000 career points

Haberstroh challenged Redick to name the top 10 of the 188 guys that assisted him on that career milestone. Redick did pretty well compiling the list.

“I’m gonna guess Chris Paul," Redick said. "I’ll say Blake (Griffin) is in my top 10. Jameer (Nelson) and Turk (Hedo Turkoglu) … I know it’s early, but I’m gonna say Ben (Simmons). And is Joel in there?”

Yes, Joel Embiid is in the top 10. Number five on the list, in fact, a milestone other bigs might have accomplished earlier in his career if the patented handoff play was counted as an assist.

Still, Redick recounted the unique style each one had including this nugget about TJ McConnell’s passes.

“Rugby's. We call them rugby’s," Redick said. "The PG drives down the middle on like a transition or delayed transition and flips it back to you at the three-point line.”

On handling the mean-spirited nature of public comments

“I’m pretty well-versed in dealing with animosity," Redick said. "But the thing is, there’s some things that are so stupid that they still make you mad. If there’s an underlying truth to something, whether it’s something written let’s say in a real article, I’m able to say, ‘You know what? I gotta be better. Whatever.’ But some things are so stupid or out of left field, that you’re like, ‘Is this person serious?’”

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