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On a Wednesday SiriusXM NBA Radio appearance, Phoenix Suns guard and former Kentucky Wildcat Eric Bledsoe said his school -- fresh off a 72-40 dismantling of the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks -- would beat the 0-11 Philadelphia 76ers in a seven-game series.
"I'm definitely taking Kentucky," Bledsoe said when presented with the scenario. "I think Philly would probably get maybe one game."
Bold statement. Philadelphia indeed is terrible and Kentucky appears to be great. But would a cast of current NBA players really lose to future ones?
(Side note worth mentioning: The Suns play at Philadelphia on Friday.)
Ah, summer basketball, when pros can cast off the shackles of restrictive NBA offenses and flaunt their insane moves.
The latest highlight wizard: Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten, who absolutely fooled his defender at the Seattle Basketball Pro Am with a sick Shammgod crossover (named, of course, for NYC playground legend and former Washington Wizards guard God Shammgod).
Video courtesy of BallIsLife.com
NFL bans goalpost dunks
Jimmy Graham will have to find another signature touchdown celebration, as he and other players will no longer be allowed to dunk a football over the goalpost. The move will be considered a foul, alongside other celebrations that involve dunks, although the fabled Lambeau Leap remains ''grandfathered in'' and will not be penalized. Graham's dunks did require the goalpost to be physically readjusted on at least two occasions, but is the so-called ''No Fun League'' overreacting?
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76ers' losing streak continues
As expected, the Philadelphia 76ers lost in Houston on Thursday, extending their streak of defeats to a NBA-record-tying 26. Only a home game against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday stands between them and their standing alone in history. Can Philly fight off this dubious distinction? Will it even win another game this season?