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CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls have made the NBA playoffs 35 times over the previous 55 seasons, a solid 63.6 percent success rate in a tough conference of 15 teams.They haven't, however, been to the dance since 2017 when ...
Oct 21, 2021
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NEW ORLEANS - Joel Embiid had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Furkan Korkmaz hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to also score 22 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers pulled away for a 117-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on ...
Oct 21, 2021
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CAMDEN, N.J. - Ben Simmons doesn't want to play - or even practice - with the Philadelphia 76ers anymore. So coach Doc Rivers kicked out the All-Star guard and suspended him for the season opener.Joel Embiid's take on ...
Oct 20, 2021
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CAMDEN, N.J. - Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and the team he led to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season put their hands together in the middle of a huddle at the end of practice and counted off, "1- ...
Oct 19, 2021
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CAMDEN, N.J. - Doc Rivers tried to play Ben Simmons' return to the Philadelphia 76ers cool, just introducing the petulant point guard to the team at practice with a joke like the coach would use for any other player back from ...
Oct 18, 2021
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CAMDEN, N.J. - This much is known: Ben Simmons is back in Philadelphia. But there's no clear sign yet the All-Star guard is set to rescind his trade request and actually play for the 76ers.Even coach Doc Rivers - ...
Oct 14, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA - The 76ers and representation for disgruntled All-Star Ben Simmons are working toward a resolution of the guard's holdout that could potentially see him rejoin the team."Clearly that's what we want, or we wouldn't ...
Oct 12, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA - The Florida man who corralled a loose alligator into a recycling bin described his thought process on the hunt for the reptile like this:"I'm not going to be Ben Simmons. I'm gonna get me this basket," ...
Oct 9, 2021
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CAMDEN, N.J. - Yes, that was Tyrese Maxey wearing Philadelphia 76ers' first-team grays and running drills with Joel Embiid and three other returning starters.The three-time All-Star guard Maxey replaced? Well, Ben Simmons was absent on Tuesday (Wednesday, ...
Sep 29, 2021
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CAMDEN, N.J. - Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and - the thought was - they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together."We've been ...
Sep 28, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA - The rift between the Philadelphia 76ers and their star guard was shattered beyond repair. There was no turning back, the deal was done - Allen Iverson was traded to the Detroit Pistons.Team president Pat Croce had tried mending the relationship between ...
Sep 24, 2021
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NEW YORK - The NBA fined Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob $50,000 (around P2.5 million) for violating the league's anti-tampering rule with comments he made about Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons.Lacob said the Warriors had no ...
Sep 23, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA - Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers.Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers' training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct knowledge of ...
Sep 22, 2021
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THE Philadelphia 76ers are now expecting Ben Simmons to report to training camp with no trade partner available for the All-Star, according to reports.Simmons several weeks ago asked to be traded but the Sixers are unable to get the deal ...
Sep 16, 2021
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CHICAGO - The proverb "sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me " works for some people.Apparently. that list does not include Ben Simmons.According to multiple reports, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound point guard has told ...
Sep 1, 2021
SYDNEY - Ben Simmons has withdrawn from Australia's Olympic squad in order to spend time working on his individual skill development following a disappointing NBA post-season for the Philadelphia 76ers.Basketball Australia issued a statement early Tuesday local time to ...
Jun 29, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA - Ben Simmons clanked one free throw off the back of the rim, so he took a breather, fist-bumped Joel Embiid, paced, walked back to the line and bonked another shot.Hey, the 76ers still led the Hawks by 23 points ...
Jun 23, 2021
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CHICAGO -- In the realm of sports speak where the words probable, questionable and doubtful are routinely assigned to determine an injured player's game-day availability, only one word fits Ben Simmons.Inevitable.And I'm talking about his departure ...
Jun 22, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA - Ben Simmons backed his way to the basket, spun around Danilo Gallinari for the easy look at the net - an uncontested layup, a dunk - and he passed. Passed the ball. Passed on the shot. Passed on the chance to tie the ...
Jun 22, 2021
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CHICAGO - As some of the performances straddled the lines between unbelievable and miraculous, watching these 2021 NBA playoffs has been a religious experience.By averaging 35.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists through seven games in the Eastern Conference ...
Jun 21, 2021
THREE-time NBA All-Star Ben Simmons headline the 19-man pool for Australia ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Basketball Australia released the list on Thursday with the Philadelphia 76ers guard counted on to lead the charge for the Boomers.Joining ...
Jun 17, 2021
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