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TORONTO, ON - MAY 07: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball during warm up, prior to Game Five of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 7, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.
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July 15, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA...
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Mar 20, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) reacts after assisting on a score against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center.
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July 02, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to lock down their star point guard Ben Simmons with a max extension, a new report says. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers are hoping to sign the former Rookie of the Year to a five-year $170 million extension. Woj...
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July 01, 2019 - 10:19 am
By Andrew Porter PHILADELPHIA (WIP) — The Philadelphia 76ers will be entering the 2019-20 season with their fourth new starting lineup in one calendar year. That's the bad news. The good news is, the case for this new one being the best is not a difficult case to make. Let's take a look. PG - Ben...
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Sixers introduce Matisse Thybulle at team HQ.
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June 21, 2019 - 11:24 am
By Eliot Shorr-Parks, 94WIP PHILADELPHIA (94WIP Sports Radio) — The Sixers made a trade with the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, moving up to the 20th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to select Matisse Thybulle, a small forward from Washington. Thybulle, 6-foot-5, 195 pounds, is considered one of the...
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Toronto Police secure the scene where shots were fired during the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019.
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June 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm
By Rob Gillies, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Police are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that wounded four people and sent thousands fleeing, authorities said Tuesday. Toronto Police Chief Marc Saunders said...
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Toronto Police secure the scene after a shots were fired during the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019.
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June 17, 2019 - 6:48 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were arrested and...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25) reacts after dunking the ball between Toronto Raptors' Danny Green (14) and Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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May 09, 2019 - 10:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname to help Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting them in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers' 112-101 victory over the Raptors on Thursday night. Game 7 is Sunday...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid watches during the first half in Game 3 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York.
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April 19, 2019 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night before...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Boban Marjanovic, right, shoots over Brooklyn Nets' Ed Davis, center, during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 131-115.
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April 19, 2019 - 7:37 am
By Brian Mahoney, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play. Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3. Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. Silver spoke to the media on Friday, April 12, 2019, in New York after a meeting of the NBA's Board of Governors. He menti
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April 12, 2019 - 8:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The future of NBA basketball could look like European soccer. Tournaments that take place during the season along with league games intrigue Commissioner Adam Silver as a way to change the format of the NBA's 82-game season. If it even keeps an 82-game season. Silver mentioned...
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