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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has explained a social media post that seemed to imply he’d been racially profiled by security staff at a Melbourne casino by saying he and his friends felt “singled out.” Simmons posted a video on Instagram in which he asked why he and two black friends […]

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PHOENIX (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams will be the new coach of the Phoenix Suns, replacing Igor Kokoskov, who was fired last week after one disappointing season. The Suns announced Friday that they had come to terms with Williams, who will join Phoenix after the 76ers complete their run in the NBA playoffs. […]

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MIAMI (AP) — All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend. Butler and Justin Patton were traded for Philadelphia, in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario […]

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Only two years out of the NBA, Elton Brand is set to return to the league as a 39-year-old general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. For a franchise that underwent the painful “Process” for a few seasons and had its last GM caught up in a Twitter scandal, a youth movement […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Colangelo may not have authored any of the tweets himself, but he seemed to provide private information that went into them. And when his wife used those details to criticize his own players or rival colleagues, Colangelo and the Philadelphia 76ers knew he could no longer remain their top basketball executive. […]

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — This LeBron James-to-Philly stuff is getting either silly — or serious. Just days after three billboards, paid for by a Pennsylvania company, popped up in Ohio urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent, the three-time NBA champion reportedly was spotted in the Philadelphia area over […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hall of Famer Julius Erving has been released from a hospital after he became ill at a Philadelphia 76ers’ game. Erving’s management team said Saturday that Erving had undergone a comprehensive medical evaluation and was expected to make a full recovery. They did not provide further details. The 67-year-old attended the game […]

Remember when Sevyn Streeter’s national anthem performance before the season opener of the Philadelphia 76ers was cancelled because of her pro-black “We Matter” jersey? The 76ers apologized for scrapping her performance and invited her back to perform before another home game “of her choice.” Well, tonight’s the night. The singer returns to Wells Fargo Center […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Sevyn Streeter and the Philadelphia 76ers have decided on a date for the singer to come back and perform the national anthem after the team didn’t allow her to sing wearing a “We Matter” jersey. In statements to The Associated Press on Saturday, the Sixers and Streeter said she would perform […]

Days after pulling Sevyn Streeter’s scheduled performance of the national anthem because she wore a shirt that said “We Matter,” the team has issued an apology and invited her back to sing it before another game. “We are sorry that this happened. After receiving feedback from our players, basketball operations staff and ownership group, we […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her “We Matter” jersey. She was scheduled to sing before the Sixers’ season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but said in an interview with The Associated Press late Wednesday she was […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons was signing 76ers jerseys and eating cheesesteaks before he was even drafted. He’ll wear a team uniform for real soon enough. With the great hope he can lift one of the worst franchises in professional sports, the Philadelphia 76ers took Simmons with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft […]