Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What to watch in 76ers-Lakers

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 11:12 AM
So after 18 losses in 18 games this season and 28 straight losses over the last two campaigns, the Sixers have a chance to win their first game - and it's all being overshadowed by Kobe Bryant. The Philly native announced on Sunday that this would be his final season in the league, capping a 20-year... Read more

What to watch for in 76ers-Grizzlies

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 11:22 AM
MEMPHIS - While the big story surrounding the Sixers is the off-the-court happenings of Jahlil Okafor, there is still a game to be played and an attempt to snap what has become the longest professional losing streak in American professional sports history, which reached 27 games on Friday in Houston... Read more

Troubles surrounding Jahlil Okafor

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 10:45 AM
MEMPHIS – The trouble just seems to keep coming for the 76ers, and that isn’t because the team is enduring a 27-game losing streak. Rookie center Jahlil Okafor has been surrounded by controversy this week as he was involved in an altercation outside a bar in Boston early on Thanksgiving... Read more

Okafor and Brown respond to center's altercation

Friday, November 27, 2015, 3:12 PM
HOUSTON — As much as 76ers center Jahil Okafor wanted Friday to be as normal as possible, it just wasn’t. The fallout from his altercation early Thursday morning with hecklers in Boston was the big topic of conversation, even as his team neared NBA marks for futility. A video released... Read more

Sixers' Jahlil Okafor involved in Boston street fight

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 4:41 PM
HERE'S A QUESTION to ponder while you digest your Thanksgiving turkey: Who would you rather not be, Chip Kelly or Brett Brown? Kelly's team fell to 4-7 and gave up 45 points for the second time this week in Thursday's loss in Detroit. But that might not even compare to what Brown has been going through... Read more

Popovich on 76ers' Brett Brown: 'He loves coaching that team'

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:28 PM
SAN ANTONIO – If you’ve seen the many uncomfortable television interviews that have been conducted with San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, you know the difficulty it is to have him answer questions. But when the question involves 76ers coach Brett Brown, you can barely get the new... Read more

A new style of play for 76ers?

Friday, November 13, 2015, 11:39 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY – This may be the understatement of the year, but the Sixers find themselves in a conundrum right now. Forget about the nine straight losses to open the season. Disregard that going back to last year they’ve now lost 19 in a row, and put aside that promising rookie Jahlil... Read more

What to watch in 76ers vs. Thunder

Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:12 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY – You would think the 76ers are getting a bit of a break Friday night when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder as star Kevin Durant is sidelined for a week to 10 days with a strained hamstring. And while the third leading scorer in the league at 28.1 points a game will be sorely... Read more

Three things to watch: 76ers-Raptors

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 1:30 PM
It was another abnormally normal shootaround Wednesday morning for the 76ers as they prepared to face the Toronto Raptors that night at the Wells Fargo Center. On the day of games, provided they hadn’t played the night before, teams hold shootarounds usually to walk through what they want to... Read more

What to watch in 76ers-Bulls

Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:50 PM
Effort is something that is hardly ever missing from the 76ers. Their dismal records over the past three seasons has to do with talent, not how hard the players play. It is, however, coming into question for this season’s Chicago Bulls. Only seven games in the the season, the Bulls (4-3) have... Read more
About this blog
Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at and follow him on Twitter.

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