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Report: Sixers to face Knicks on Christmas Day at Madison Square Garden

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Report: Sixers to face Knicks on Christmas Day at Madison Square Garden

The Sixers have a buzz surrounding them right now and the NBA will definitely be looking to capitalize on that in the upcoming season.

That should translate into more national TV games when the regular-season schedule is released in the near future and it appears one special date has been locked in.

According to the Spike Eskin of 94WIP, the Sixers will face the New York Knicks on Christmas Day. 

The Sixers and Knicks split their four-game series a season ago with each game being decided by three points or less.

This matchup would be the second high-profile game the Sixers have been linked to this summer. Last month, a report surfaced that the team would take on the Boston Celtics at London’s O2 Arena on Jan. 11, 2018.

BIG3 suspends Allen Iverson 1 game for skipping Dallas outing

BIG3 suspends Allen Iverson 1 game for skipping Dallas outing

The BIG3 — a 3-on-3 tour filled with washed-up pros and run by a man who calls himself Ice Cube — is no joke. Not even Allen Iverson is too mighty for the league's harsh disciplinary forces.

A.I. received a one-game suspension Wednesday for his recent no-show at BIG3's stop in Dallas, according to a USA TODAY's Adi Joseph.

That means Iverson will miss an Aug. 6 date in Lexington, Kentucky.​ His heartfelt apology Tuesday must not have been enough to clear his name.

The Dallas incident came after his sudden decision to sit out BIG3's night in Philly last month, in which doctors advised him not to play.

Now the decision has been removed from Iverson's control. At least he'll be plenty rested.

Sixers unveil new Nike uniforms for 2017-18 season

Sixers unveil new Nike uniforms for 2017-18 season

The Sixers will have a new look this coming season, on the court and on their uniforms. 

On Tuesday, the team revealed two if its four jerseys, the “Association Edition” for home games and “Icon Edition” for road games. First overall pick Markelle Fultz showed off the Nike jerseys (yes, he is wearing No. 20) in the three-part series “Made for the Moment,” presented by StubHub. 

“For this to be my first NBA jersey and the first time putting it on, I’m lucky and fortunate enough to wear this across my chest and play for this team,” Fultz said.

New jersey features for the 2017-18 season include “Brotherly Love” embroidered on the lower left hem in gold and a red drop-shadow behind both the players’ numbers and the letters “PHILA.” The Sixers’ jerseys will have the StubHub patch on them to represent their partnership. 

In addition to the “Association” and “Icon” jerseys, every team will have a uniform inspired by the community and another based on the NBA players’ mindsets. These editions will be revealed over the upcoming months.

“We are confident that the next two jerseys we unveil will additionally capture the spirit of this historic city, the imagination of new Philadelphia, and the passion of our loyal fans,” Sixers chief sales & marketing officer Chris Heck said. “Before the 2017-18 season has even begun, our 'Welcome to the Moment’ campaign has generated national recognition and acclaim, and we look forward to continuing the momentum as the season progresses.”

These revamped designs are part of Nike’s first year as the official on-court apparel provider of the NBA. Nike made numerous detailed changes to the uniforms, ranging from 30 percent faster moisture-wicking yarn, to hemline modifications for full range of motion, to a better fit in the back shoulder area. See more on the changes to the uniforms right here

The Sixers are holding an online contest to win one of five official Fultz jerseys. The new jerseys will be available for sale at SixersShop.com as well as in the team store beginning Sept. 29.