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Why Philly Hates Kobe (via deesixersfan)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2011 by derrickmslayton

Why Philly Hates Kobe Kobe Bryant can straight up ball, he is one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball and he is a winner. He is one of the most mentally tough players and history, just like Allen Iverson Kobe plays through many injuries, but while Iverson is adored by Philly Fans Kobe is hated. Why is it that Philly fans hate  The Black Mamba (Kobe Bryant) as … Read More

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Poor Backboards

Posted in 76ers, throw back play of the week with tags , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by derrickmslayton

Darryl Dawkins was one of the most physically imposing players in NBA history. He was one of the first players to make the jump from high school straight to the pros a decision he made due to financial hardships. Dawkins was drafted fifth by the 76ers in the 1975 NBA Draft. He never met expectations that were set for him, but he still had plenty of great highlights.

In a game against the Kansas City Kings in November 1979, Dawkins threw down such a massive dunk that the backboard shattered into shards, sending the Kings’ Bill Robinzine ducking for cover (Darryl Dawkins called the dunk “The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam”). Three weeks later he did it again, a few days after that the NBA ruled that breaking a backboard was an offense that would result in a fine and suspension.

The very talented Darryl Dawkins only averaged 12 points and 6 rebounds in his career because of skipping college and injuries.

Why Philly Hates Kobe

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 25, 2011 by derrickmslayton

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant can straight up ball, he is one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball and he is a winner. He is one of the most mentally tough players and history, just like Allen Iverson Kobe plays through many injuries, but while Iverson is adored by Philly Fans Kobe is hated. Why is it that Philly fans hate  The Black Mamba (Kobe Bryant) as much as the Cowboys, the Mets, Terrell Owens aka “That’s my quarterback” and Santa.

It all started in 1996 when he decided to skip college and a chance to play at LaSalle where his father was the assistant coach at the time to go to the NBA draft. After being drafted by the New Orleans hornets he refused to play for them, as he hoped to be traded to a team with a better market. Then he whined and complained about being the second scoring option for the Lakers, when they were becoming one of the best teams in NBA history.

To seal the deal he said some vicious comments to his hometown team. Back in 2001 the Philadelphia 76ers faced the Los Angeles Lakers; Kobe was going against his home town team. Maybe it was Kobe’s competitive spirit, after the Lakers took a 2-1 series  a Philly fan taunted him Kobe responded by saying he was going to “cut your (76ers and their fans) hearts out” and win the crucial game four. Kobe did just that he “cut their hearts out” he scored  19 points 10 rebounds and 9 assist just one assist shy of a triple double, delivering a crushing blow to the 76ers title chances and becoming a villain to 76ers fans forever.

Play of the Week

Posted in 76ers, Play of the Week, Player News with tags , , on March 5, 2011 by derrickmslayton

After a tough loss to the Mavericks the Sixers bounce back. Andre Iguodala messed around and got a triple double with 10 rebounds, 13 assist, and 22 points. He got two of those 22 points with this week’s play of the week. The Sixers next game is tomorrow night as they host the Golden State Warriors and hope to avenge their late December loss to the Warriors. Also the Sixers hope to be 2 games over .500 since 2009.

Crossover to Stardom

Posted in 76ers, throw back play of the week with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by derrickmslayton

Iverson was criticized a lot during his rookie season: his crossovers were being called for a traveling violation, he was called a ball hog, he was held responsible for the Sixers poor season and he was condemned for not showing respect to NBA players. To make matters worse Michael Jordan also made a comment stating that Iverson must show respect to him and his team (the Chicago Bulls).Fortunately for A.I, much of those negative comments stopped on March 12, 1997. On that memorable day  Iverson let his game do the talking; which sent a message that The Answer” needs to be respected. A.I scored 37 points and crossed over to stardom when he “shook” Michael Jordan.