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  1. Sam Hinkie's Philadelphia vacation

    Tom Sunnergren

    There's a fine line between patience and sadism. Sam Hinkie is toeing it. Consider the 2014 NBA draft: Two years after Andrew Bynum landed in and ultimately left Philadelphia, 12 months after the franchise drafted another injured center who has y...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  2. Waiting for Wiggins

    Tom Sunnergren

    "The mantra here has been very clear, which is to compete for championships. History, for the most part, especially recently, especially in the current environment, with the current rules and the current collective bargaining agreement, history has b...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. The great blight hope

    Tom Sunnergren

    On Dec. 15, 1968, during halftime of the final game of a 2-12 season, a group of Philadelphia Eagles fans threw snowballs at a 19-year-old kid who was dressed as Santa Claus. There's a longer version of this story with some quasi-exonerating context,...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. Daily Dime: Philadelphia 76ers losing battle

    Tom Sunnergren

    With a record 26 consecutive losses and no end in sight, Philly has hit a new level of futility.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  5. Daily Dime: Clash of tanking teams ruled by Bucks

    Tom Sunnergren

    The Sixers look like the worst team in loss to doormat Bucks

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  6. Philadelphia's victory lab

    Tom Sunnergren

    When Sixers owner Josh Harris sat behind a podium at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on May 14 and told the world that he'd hired then-Rockets assistant general manager Sam Hinkie to run his franchise, it represented a stunning about...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  7. This is your brain on basketball

    Tom Sunnergren

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty ImagesWhat should Kyrie Irving do next? The next generation of hoops technology could help him with that.Kyrie Irving grabs a deflection at the high post, spins like a top toward the opposing basket and takes off. As he ...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  8. Daily Dime

    Tom Sunnergren sees another struggle between Kobe and his center.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2012
  9. Monday Bullets

    Beckley Mason and Henry Abbott

    Jeff Green was nearly the victim of a deadly sneaker avalanche. James Jones would be embarrassed if he missed a 3-pointer by as much as he missed this dunk. Philadunkia's Tom Sunnergren on the ageless Kevin Garnett: "The careers of professional ...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  10. Sixers refuse to quit in Game 4

    Tom Sunnergren

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images People, economists tell us, misunderstand no phenomenon as badly as chance. Faced with random events, sheer naked happenstance, we concoct elaborate and unnecessary post-hoc explanations for what's happened, wha...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  11. Just like they Jrue it up?

    Tom Sunnergren

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Jrue Holiday was at the center of a win that gave Philly a 3-1 series lead on top-seed Chicago. PHILADELPHIA -- What's the thing that allows a player -- let's say a baby-faced 21-year-old with a tissue thin...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  12. Friday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    The Thunder are doing a great job of locking up Jason Terry. I'm not sure it's possible to look tough when you're in Mickey Mouse ears, but the Pacers make a good effort. Tom Sunnergren of Philadunkia has some important advice for Jrue Holiday an...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  13. The mystery of Andre Iguodala

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Spectacular dunker? Lunch-pail defender? Go-to guy? What exactly is Andre Iguodala? On HoopSpeak, Tom Sunnergren does a masterful job digging into one of the NBA's enduring mysteries: Andre Iguodala is the best...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  14. Dwyane Wade in 2022

    Devin Kharpertian and Tom Sunnergren

    Mike Ehrmann/NBAE/Getty Images What will the life of an aging NBA superstar be like 10 years from now? Dwyane Wade knew he would be removed from the game before the computers did. TrueHoop at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference A new...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  15. Building the modern athlete

    Devin Kharpertian/Nets Are Scorching Tom Sunnergren/Philadunkia

    BOSTON -- "Performance Analytics," an MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference panel of John Brenkus, Mike McCann, Kevin Pritchard, Angela Ruggiero, Mark Verstegen, and moderator Peter Keating, says that while our understanding of the athletic body is f...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  16. The science of sleep

    Tom Sunnergren/Philadunkia

    "For me, sleeping well could mean the difference between putting up 30 points and living with 15." -Steve Nash Good sleep is crucial. An NBA blogger on assignment in Boston who tossed and turned on his cousin's air mattress the night before ...

    Blog | March 02, 2012