Larry Brown Calls Philly Home, Allen Iverson Calls Larry Brown a Motherf@!r

Larry Brown Calls Philly Home, Allen Iverson Calls Larry Brown a Motherf@!r

610 WIP's Anthony Gargano has a piece in the February edition of Philadelphia Magazine titled "Larry in Winter."  It's an interesting look at the former Sixers (and 47 other teams) coach who now resides in the Philly area.  Larry hasn't coached in a while because he's still trying to count all the money he took from the New York Knicks.  That may have been a disaster in every single way possible except on Larry's bank account.

LB, while a dick for leaving the Sixers in shambles, is still kind of likable.  He says he still wants to coach in the NBA again but hasn't found work since leving the Knicks.  I'd still like to see him coaching at Episcopal in the Inter-Ac.

Anyway, perhaps the funniest line of the lengthy piece, as pointed out by AJD, is regarding the 1200 times Brown took Allen Iverson out a game.

Is it any wonder that Brown says if he were to write his memoirs, the
title would be “I’ve Been Motherfu#@ed 1,200 Times”? Because, he says,
he coached Allen Iverson for 600 games, took him out of a game two
times, and both times, Iverson called him a motherf@#ker 600 times

>>Larry in Winter [Philadelphia Magazine]

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Performing artist Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to sing the national anthem Wednesday night before the Sixers' season opener but says she was replaced because of the jersey she was wearing.

Jemila Worthy, a member of the Sixers' dance team, sang the anthem instead.

Streeter says change was made because she was wearing a jersey with the words "We Matter" displayed on the front.

"I'm at the 76ers game to sing the national anthem," she said in a video on Twitter, "and the organization is telling me that I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey."

The Sixers responded with the following statement:

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

In the Sixers' preseason finale against the Heat in Miami, Denasia Lawrence performed the anthem while wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt and kneeling on one knee (see story). She said she did it to protest racial oppression.

Streeter is the latest to use the national anthem as a stage to protest racism and social injustice. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the well-documented movement by refusing to stand during the anthem, and various other professional athletes have made their own statements.

In a protest planned by safety Malcolm Jenkins, a handful of Eagles raised their fists during the anthem before the team's Week 2 game against the Bears on Monday Night Football.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.