The Sixers Week in Review for February 7, 2016. Your home for news and info from around Sixers Nation
The Sixers interested in Blake Griffin
After two and a half seasons of hearing how the Sixers are focused almost exclusively on youth and the draft, it was a bit odd to hear that the team was talking to the Los Angeles Clippers about a Blake Griffin trade.
The 26-year old Griffin, who has been averaging 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5 assists this season, is out for at least two months with a broken hand after getting into a fight with a Clippers equipment manager. The fact the Clippers would even talk about a trade should tell you how far out of favor Griffin has fallen with the franchise.
Word is that talks didn’t get very far as the Clippers were asking for pretty much everything and the kitchen sink in return, including possibly Jahlil Okafor, Dario Saric, the Los Angeles Lakers 2016 top-3 protected first-round pick the Sixers currently own and maybe a Sixers Dancer or two.
Honestly, a trade like this would make no sense for the Sixers. Griffin is under contract only until after the 2016-17 season and to give up that much for what is essentially a rental makes no sense, especially for a team still in the early stages of rebuilding.
But just knowing the Sixers inquired about Griffin is a good sign that having Jerry Colangelo around is paying off.
Dennis Rodman thought Wing Bowl was about hot dogs
From the “I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried” file…
This past Friday saw the glorious Philly tradition that is Wing Bowl celebrate its 24th edition and it was everything Wing Bowl has become so well known for. There were wings, men drinking way to much, women dressed in way to little and of course, vomiting.
And that wasn’t even the weirdest thing that happened at Wing Bowl 24.
For some reason, NBA legend Dennis Rodman felt his life would not be complete unless he attended Wing Bowl. So he came to the event and, to his surprise, discovered it was a wing eating contest because apparently he thought it was a hot dog eating contest at first.
You know, because the name Wing Bowl isn’t obvious enough.
Sixers finally honor Darryl Dawkins
In a move that is long, long overdue, the Sixers finally honored the memory of Darryl Dawkins on Saturday night.
Dawkins played the first seven of his 14 NBA seasons with the Sixers and is remembered as much for his nickname of “Chocolate Thunder” as he is for shattering a pair of backboards during the 1979 season. He finished his career averaging 12 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.
The Sixers honored Dawkins memory throughout the game, including commemorative warm up jerseys and socks, as modeled by point guard T. J. McConnell.
It’s just a real shame the Sixers don’t do this more when their legendary players are alive, instead of waiting for when they leave us.
In honor of Darryl Dawkins, the Sixers Dancers also got into the act, and so the Sixers Week in Review leaves you with with their homage to Chocolate Thunder.
Till next week, keep the faith Sixers Nation!