John Finger has written about the Phillies for CSNPhilly.com since 2000. He also vividly remembers every Philadelphia baseball playoffs since 1976 and every 76ers' training camp at Franklin & Marshall College since 1980. Though he has written a lot about baseball, his true passion is basketball and he is fascinated by the NBA and anything else that requires endurance and/or a sense of humor. He also enjoys marathon running, punk rock, books and movies as well as debunking myths and goofing off. Often, he has trouble paying attention to things that are not funny.
John attended J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pa., and Temple. He lives in Lancaster and dotes on his wife Ellen and their two sons, Michael and Theodore.
The Sixers stunned the Heat for a 114-110 victory in Wednesday's season opener. Here are 10 observations from the game.
Michael Carter-Williams played well beyond his years in his NBA debut, guiding the Sixers to a thrilling 114-110 win over the Heat in their season opener.
Sixers coach Brett Brown remembers Allen Iverson as a small but tough-to-stop player, back when Brown was an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs.
How will Michael Carter-Williams develop? How many games can Brett Brown's team win? Will Evan Turner break out? Answers are finally on the way as the Sixers' season opens tonight.
As the NBA regular season approaches, we take a look at what to expect out of the Atlantic Division. Here's what we can expect from the Sixers.
Ask the Sixers, and they say they're not tanking. Brett Brown says he wants his team to tune out outsiders and instead focus on winning.
As the NBA regular season approaches, we take a look at what to expect out of the Atlantic Division. Next up: the new-look Brooklyn Nets.
John Finger checks up on Phillies prospects participating in Fall and Winter ball leagues across the world.
There's nothing new to report in regard to a possible contract extension for Evan Turner, but the fourth-year player isn't concerned with his situation.
The Sixers got their roster down to 16 on Friday, and what's left is a mix of very young, fairly short and somewhat injured players.
Rodney Williams, the undrafted rookie out of Minnesota, is battling for the last spot on the Sixers' roster, and he's standing his ground.
According to league sources, the Sixers have released Khalif Wyatt, Royce White, Vander Blue and Mac Koshwal to trim their roster to 16.
The Knicks took home the division crown last season. Can they repeat? John Finger breaks it all down in our latest Atlantic Division preview.
As the NBA regular season approaches, we break down what to expect out of the Atlantic Division. Here's a look at the Celtics.
Here are John Finger's 10 observations from the Sixers' final game of the preseason, a 125-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
As the NBA regular season approaches, we take a look at what to expect out of the Atlantic Division. First, we check out the Raptors.
Despite the Sixers' rocky preseason, the team intends to stick with its slow rebuilding plan throughout the 2013-14 season.
The Sixers have lost their last two preseason games by a combined 56 points and can't afford to get demoralized before the season even starts.
Allen Iverson will officially retire as a member of the Sixers at their Oct. 30 season opener vs. the Heat, according to an ESPN report.
Vander Blue is using his in-your-face mentality and energetic spark to try to secure a spot on the Sixers' final roster.