The Philadelphia 76ers, and their so-called "rebuilding" phase, have become the NBA's abomination for the past three years. But even as horrific as the previous two seasons have been in the City of Brotherly Love, this 2015-16 campaign has been historically bad. So bad in fact, that if the Sixers lose their last 5 games, they will officially tie the worst 82-game record in the seventy years the NBA has been playing. And you'll never guess whose infamous record might be in danger...
April 4, 2016
He embodied Duke’s resurgence in the late 90s before being the face of, perhaps, the most exciting Blue Devil squad of the last 20 years. Then, Elton Brand became the first player to leave early to the NBA Draft. Since that time he’s been a multiple time NBA All-Star. Now, with his professional career winding down, we had a chance to sit down with Brand to reflect on his basketball journey.
January 5, 2015
Before hitting the road this week, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle philosophized, 'You get what you demand and you encourage what you tolerate.' On Wednesday in Chicago, the demands were again not met. The level of tolerance is being pushed. Chicago 101, Mavs 78, and amid changes and platitudes, two losing streaks are born.
November 28, 2012
The Mavs are under .500 for the first time since Game 9 of last year's Odious Odom Era after Tuesday's 100-98 loss at Philly in which so much went wrong down the stretch. One thing that went right: A rare uptick for Elton Brand, who shifted to the bench and scored a season-best 17 points against his old Sixers mates. Is Brand's solution all about usage? Let's examine:
November 27, 2012
Besides inside-practice notes on Delonte, Dirk and Jae, DB.com goes 1-on-1 with Rick Carlisle as he reviews our stat thesis: Elton Brand is an 'elite' defensive big. So 'elite' that he can mentioned in the same breath with Tyson Chandler, Rick? 'Well,' Carlisle tells us, 'that's not preposterous, but ...' Premium Mavs inside:
October 16, 2012
Elton Brand is drawing some attention for some recent comments. Is he the Mavs' new 'enforcer,' ala Tyson Chandler? Is he a dirty player? Is he boasting about something he cannot do? We examine all the numbers, the quotes and more in Tuesday Morning Mavs Donuts:
October 2, 2012
In '08, Elton Brand joined the Sixers and was asked about the notorious Philly fans who booed Santa Claus at an Eagles game. ‘He had 30,000 people and no gifts,' Brand said. ‘What were they supposed to do?' Now Brand comes to Dallas and as he proves in a 1-on-1 Video Visit with DB.com, he brings his clever wit. And, as we reveal in our Premium story, he also comes bearing gifts.
September 10, 2012