The chairman of Ballard Spahr, one of Philadelphia's most prominent law firms, was at a loss for words. How to describe Rick Ballard and his impact, not only on the firm but on the community, his family, his friends and the nation?
Like so many 76ers diehards, Broad Street Baller has been suffering through the post-Iverson years, waiting for another Chosen One to lead us out of the NBA wilderness. The One hasn’t arrived yet, but Doug Collins, a great coach, has -- along with some fine young players. The Sixers vs. Miami is David vs. Goliath. No, worse. It’s Mini-Me vs. Goliath. So it’s not happening for us this year. But are we witnessing the birth of High Hopes for the future? Discuss.