• September 30, 2022

If LeBron Came Here To Play, He Could Play Until 2030

I know many of you probably refuse to take the possibility of LeBron James coming here seriously, but I think there’s a good chance he could come to Philadelphia to play with the 76ers.  Ben Simmons is like a little brother to LeBron.  He mentors Simmons and owns the company that represents the young phenom.  Simmons is like family to James.  He sees the greatness in Simmons and Joe Embiid.

“You have an opportunity to be better than me”, James told Simmons early on, according to a Sports Illustrated article. “But you can’t skip steps. You have to do the work.”

There’s an excitement here in Philadelphia with Simmons and Joel Embiid that I don’t see any where else in the NBA.  It’s one of the few places in the league that has championship caliber talent but hasn’t won yet. James would be able to be the beloved savior here.  He could bask in the bright spotlight that will be shining here in Philadelphia for the next decade without having to carry everybody on his back.  Here in Philly he could let the youngsters, Embiid and Simmons carry him on their backs throughout the regular season.  If LeBron came here to play, he could play until 2030.

I can’t guarantee he’s coming here, but I’m sure he’s salivating to be able to play with generational talents like Embiid and Simmons.  He could take it easy during the regular season and exert himself during the playoffs.  Throughout the regular season he could defer to Embiid and Simmons all season long.  James could cut down his minutes and be sitting on the bench throughout most of the fourth quarters with the game already wrapped up.  They would get serious late in the season and in the playoffs, but during the regular season, LeBron would be resting and saving himself.

“Part of his greatness,” Simmons said about LeBron in that Sports Illustrated article, “is that he wants others to be just as great.”

James would be teaching them things he’s learned over the years.  Now only would LeBron be able to tell them how to train, prepare and play, he would be able to demonstrate, which is even better.  James would be able to live and be the example for Simmons and Embiid from day to day.  He would demonstrate the tremendous discipline and commitment to be one of the greatest players to play the game on a day-to-day basis right in front of the two young phenoms.

The more I think about I think the chances of him coming to Philadelphia to play for the Sixers gets better and better.  Veteran players, who have done everything as an athlete want to share their knowledge and skills with young gifted players.  LeBron is one of the few players, who can tell and show Simmons and Embiid, how great they can be.

The more LeBron thinks about how impossible it would be to match up against himself, Embiid and Simmons has to make him salivate.  With Simmons developing his outside shot, they would each be able to kill you from inside or outside.

Their versatility on the defensive side of the floor is where they would go to the next level.  I don’t know if there are two or three players in the league as fast as James and Simmons.  Despite their size, they are both burners.  Their quickness, length and athleticism enables them to play defense on anybody in the league.  They could play some suffocating defense in the playoffs.

If he were come here next year, the 76ers would immediately become one of the championship favorites along with Golden State.  I think they would be a dynasty for as long as they could stay healthy, which could easily be ten years or more.  I just saw a report where Cavs coach Tyron Lieu said LeBron took a physical of some type and the doctors said he has the body of a 19-year old.

GCOBB

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CT
CT
March 8, 2018 2:09 pm

He needs to stay away

I’d rather beat him, then him join us.

Sign Klay, Leonard, or Paul George instead

CT
CT
March 8, 2018 2:10 pm

Maybe work out a deal that sends Markelle to Portland for Damien

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
March 8, 2018 5:42 pm

Lebrons draft class peers (2003) have all run out of gas ( Bosh, Melo, Wade, Kamen, Hinrish, David West), they got old and lost their all star game. Lebron is very close to joining them. Lebron is about to look like Dirk Nowitski or Kobe Bryant last few years. Tim Duncun is the exception. He deferred money and shots in his twilight years while being successful. I don’t see Lebron deferring like that. I see him more like Kobe and Dirk. ( being a salary cap anchor and feature star of his team)

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
March 8, 2018 5:50 pm

I don’t think Simmons is going to be great. His shot is broken and non repairable. He shoots with 3 fingers on his weak left hand not under the basketball with his thumb and index finger massively out of place. He is Rajon Rondo who needs 3 superstars to hide behind. He is currently hiding behind behind Embiid, Saric and Redick. He needs them way more than they need him. Simmons is easier to replace than Embiid, Saric and Redick.

zilents44
zilents44
March 8, 2018 5:58 pm

Stfu you are so dumb

CT
CT
March 8, 2018 9:42 pm

I’d love to catch Robert Covington in an alleyway with a pair of pliers and a blow torch

Soft ass Pussy IS TRASH!!! Bum just thows everything up and looks clumsy

He gets that deal, and then sucks. HOW IRONIC

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
March 8, 2018 10:08 pm

Brett Brown torched by Erik Spoelstra again.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 9, 2018 7:36 am

Spoelstra shot 54% from 3
Brown shot 40% from 3

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
March 9, 2018 5:46 pm

Watching Temple vs Wichita State tonight on EspnU at 7pm. Both previous Owl/Shocker games were entertaining.
Villanova vs Butler FS1 at 9pm.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
March 13, 2018 1:32 pm

Sixers play Indiana Pacers tonight. Good game to watch as they are equal talent wise. Last game Indiana won against Sixers when Pacers bench players Lance Stephenson & Al Jefferson went off in the 2nd half carrying them to victory when Sixers had a horrible 2nd half offensively. Lance Stephenson was making big time important dagger 3 pointers when points were sparse for Sixers. ( they struggled to put points on the board in Indiana in the 2nd half)

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 13, 2018 9:24 pm

Turnovers kill them… Embiid is a turnover machine

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
March 13, 2018 9:44 pm

Brett “turnover” Brown out coached again this time at home by Nate McMillan.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 13, 2018 9:50 pm

How many turnovers did Brett have?

CT
CT
March 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Its frustrating watching this team.

We shot better at every level

Rebounded better, had more assist.

The turnovers keep losing these games.27 turnovers, only lose by 3..

Why did JJ rush that last second tying shot? Run a play. He always misses when we need him most. The veteran let us down again. Stupid ass shot.

Roco and JJ style kills us a lot of the time.

We need Fultz.
He’s looking nice shooting 3s

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 13, 2018 10:01 pm

I haven’t seen Fultz shoot a 3since October…. what do you mean he is looking nice shooting a 3? Please explain that? Has he been playin in Europe?
There was nothing positive.. looked shitty

CT
CT
March 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

HAC

Go to YouTube and type in – Markelle Fultz

He has been shooting 3s. Free throws. And mid range jump shots and turn around pull ups in pre game warm ups and practice

He looks healthy, energetic, and the hitch is gone

Tell me what u think.. the kid is going to be special. I just feel it

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
March 13, 2018 10:22 pm

Sixers lead the league in turnovers.
Reason…
3 wings who can’t dribble a basketball. ( Covington, Redick, Bellinelli ) and 2 first overall draft selections from dingbat GM Bryan Colangelo & Loser HC Brett Brown at PG who can’t shoot a basketball. Currently stiff Ben Simmons plays PG because his whooping 58% FT is better than stiff Markelle Fultz 50% FT.

CT
CT
March 13, 2018 11:28 pm

Sixers are smart. It can be frustrating, but they draft these young kids, and then red shirt them for a year so they can develope.

Props to them. Don’t rush the kid. He comes back next season at age 20. (Birthday in may) so be won’t he 21 till season is over basically.

we got the best player… they will soon find out. Especially with this core of players, and coach

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 14, 2018 4:13 am

I don’t need to go to you tube…. I watch hoops on CSN philly

mhenski
mhenski
March 14, 2018 8:09 am

Real frustrating game last night. Even more brutal being there. Couple thoughts.

Bellinielli is as brutal as it gets on d. He was abused.

Couple awful airmail passes by Dario

Simmons lack of a jumper and being scared of contact is killing this team. DArio is half the athlete Ben is and Dario gets a shot of with contact every time… Ben feels contact and passes rather than fight through it

Embiid is killing us in crunch time with his 4th qtr turnovers (think he leads the league in 4th)

Amir Johnson is straight garbage. Holmes needs way more run, he’s a grit and spark player

Awful inbounds pass by Simmons with the game on the line down 3 with 3 ticks left. Jj was wide open with a clean look at the hoop from 3 and Simmons inexplicably didn’t pass and called embidds number who was bricking from distance all night.

We close we competing but shit gotta get cleaned up in the off-season.

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
March 14, 2018 9:15 am

I was there too.

I agree with you on everything. Bellinelli was and is awful. He should get no playing time at all. He was terrible on both ends of the court last night and especially defensively.

Simmons had zero FTs last night even though he had a mismatch and a lane to the basket. As soon as someone comes over he passes. Take the ball to the rack and get to the line. It was ridiculous last night.

As far as the the last play, they still had time left for Embiid to move the ball, but he instead took a 25 footer.

Myles Turner is a much better player than I thought that he was.

mhenski
mhenski
March 14, 2018 10:15 am

with 3 ticks left imo no choice but for joel to shoot it. ben messed up and shouldve passed to JJ. real frustrating

amir gives you 0, holmes needs all his minutes – at least half

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 14, 2018 11:11 am

I try not to nit pick every play because fact of the matter those things do happen- i’m just frustrated by the turnovers and Simmons lack of shooting- he threw a brick early in the game from the foul line, just a nice easy jumper, wide open and it bricked– I feel like most just recreational players could have at least thrown up a soft shot but for some reason he can’t? I of course blame AAU ball– with his skills there is NO REASON why he can’t be taught an adequate jumper– like maybe last year when he was on the shelf.

mhenski
mhenski
March 14, 2018 11:26 am

im starting to go towards e0NEs’s opinion on Ben. He’s young and only his 1st year playing so im not sky is falling but what ive seen of ben at lsu and so far this year is he’s a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge pussy and didnt put in the work on his shot last year when that is the ONLY thing he had to do

he will grow and get better but man this jumper situation – i have never seen an nba player in my life so scared to shoot. shit dwight howard had more 3s in 1 game against than ben has all year (prob more than he attempted as well which i would guess is 2 or less all year).

id trade him in a millisecond for mccolum or lillard this offseason

mhenski
mhenski
March 14, 2018 11:28 am

ben has all the tools but pussies out at contact in the paint unless he has an overwhelming and distinct advantage, does not and will not play through contact like our pitbull dario

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
March 14, 2018 12:09 pm

When Ben inbounded to Embiid, there were 7.6 seconds left. That is plenty of time to get another pass off or a better shot. He did miss Reddick who flashed first, but the pass could have came back. Honestly Simmons had no business being on the court in that situation. They needed a 3 three there. Would have made more sense to have a shooter in bounds to get the pass back and shot.

While he is developing his shot, he has to penetrate and get to the line. Needs to learn how to score points that way too. Unless he is afraid of FTs too.

mhenski
mhenski
March 14, 2018 1:30 pm

ur right. dunno where i got 3 from. ur also right on ben shouldnt have been on the floor. said the same thing the second i saw the lineup

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
March 14, 2018 2:25 pm

I thought the same thing too and then I went back to watch the highlights. 3 seconds was the jump ball.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
March 15, 2018 3:00 pm

Villanova, Sixers and Flyers all start at roughly the same time tonight at 6:50-7:30. (Horrible luck)

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
March 16, 2018 12:11 pm

Sixers gigantic 4th quarter in win yesterday.
Ben Simmons reached another triple double in the NY Knick win. He hit the magic number of free throw attempts to have a successful game. It is a stat I follow that I think is imperative for the Sixers to succeed since he doesn’t provide floor spacing. ( free throw attempts) Coach Brown has forced Joel Embiid to the 3 point line to open up space for Ben Simmons. Ben Simmons has to get free throw attempts if granted that low post or open penetration lane. Simmons did revert back to his off balance releases yesterday however which is a little worrisome.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 19, 2018 8:52 pm

Embiid is some sort of Novitski/Olajuwon hybrid… a freak!

Mac Dolo
Mac Dolo
March 19, 2018 9:14 pm

Haveacigar is that a half ass positive comment about a Sixer I thought your old impotent crusty ass hated the Sixers.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 19, 2018 9:21 pm

You haven’t been paying attention… I absolutely hate that in the NBA teams have to tank for multiple years… sixers are my first love… Simmons is awesome contrary to what zero says

eagles(1)superbowl
eagles(1)superbowl
March 19, 2018 10:34 pm

Simmons has played great the last 4 games.
But anyone who plays with Embiid will succeed at PG.
Simmons career shelf life is game to game. His range is so poor ( worst shooting point guard in the NBA) that he doesn’t qualify as a NBA SF or PF. If he can’t beat his defender off the dribble he can’t score and is useless. The second Simmons is nicked he is done. Simmons jump shot will never improve unless his switches shooting hands which the Sixers have wasted 2 seasons allowing him to continue to shoot left handed. Simmons speed is barely an edge against NBA defenders ( which he relies 100% for an advantage, it is his entire game), a millimeter in lost speed his entire career is over. It is that razor thin with his inability to play without the basketball. Many fear an Embiid injury … you should fear a Simmons injury more. Half a healthy Embiid & he is still a decent NBA center. 95% of a healthy Simmons, he is useless.

CT
CT
March 20, 2018 12:46 am

I wonder if we would be better with Inram

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 20, 2018 7:56 am

39-30 and zero still can’t say a positive word– Simmons ROY, historic rookie numbers and still the whining continues– what little I know about him, he will be an adequate shooter at the start of next year– he’s taking it personally

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
March 20, 2018 8:49 am

So a couple of things about Simmons. He definitely can be frustrating as the game I went to against the pacers, he wouldn’t just take the ball to the basket and get fouled. Do I wish he would shoot more? BUT…

He is a rookie in a position that he really hasn’t played before. Last night he had 15 assists and 0 TURNOVERS! 15 AND 0. I don’t think that you watch the games 0 if you can’t see that he is a tremendous passer and quick on the ball.

There are certainly things that he needs to work on, but I don’t know how you aren’t excited about him.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 20, 2018 9:14 am

bugs I’m a process hater (more because it reflects on how awful the league is)- however, this kid is special- It pains me that he wasn’t taught to shoot- product of the AAU bull crap but you would think his father would have had him taking 15 footers in the driveway or soemthing.

Mac Dolo
Mac Dolo
March 20, 2018 12:29 pm

CT you moron the Sixers are not drafting guys to redshirt them just about everyone of their 1st round picks have had a freak season ending injury. It’s a big difference between a guy suffering a season ending injury and redshirting a guy.

Mac Dolo
Mac Dolo
March 20, 2018 12:40 pm

Haveacigar stop your bitching you old limp dick asshat you like the players but complain like a whiny little sissy about the process. You hate Sam Hinkie but you like Embiid yet you trash the man who drafted him stop being a hypocrite.

bugsyhawk
bugsyhawk
March 20, 2018 12:51 pm

I didn’t like losing on purpose either HAC, but I like where it has the 6ers now. 2 legit superstars and hoepfully Fultz can figure it out. Plus some nice role players. All that with a ton of cap space and probably two 1st round picks this year. Should be an attractive spot for free agents.

Mac Dolo
Mac Dolo
March 20, 2018 1:46 pm

Bullshit bugsy the Sixers players did not lose on purpose you didn’t see guys going out there intentionally throwing games. You didn’t see guys going out there with a clear aim to lose games. What Sam Hinkie did was strip the team down to a point where they weren’t all that competitive but, the players themselves didn’t go out on that court and purposely lose games.

eagles(1)superbowl
eagles(1)superbowl
March 20, 2018 3:52 pm

The Sixers have one superstar & only one superstar, Joel Embiid — with a collection of adequate 3 point shooters which is why they win. Ben Simmons is irrelevant to their success.
If Ben Simmons was injured with a “wink wink” hurt shoulder and Markelle Fultz was the starting point guard who can’t shoot or make a free throws. There would be no difference in the Sixers record.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vFrHVB7Ljo

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 20, 2018 4:16 pm

Hinkie was very lucky that Embiid was hurt…

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 20, 2018 4:26 pm

Zero still ignoring historical numbers and performance by a 20year old…negative nitwit

eagles(1)superbowl
eagles(1)superbowl
March 21, 2018 1:59 pm

I appreciate Ben Simmons’ ability to get into the lane at will. I believe it is the single most important skill set a basketball team needs followed by a rim protector with rebounding skills.
My rant with Ben Simmons is using his weak hand ( left hand) to shoot jump shots that don’t go in the hoop. The form is horrible & non repairable and will never work. His hand isn’t under the basketball it is on the side leaving only 3 fingers to guide the basketball with his index and thumb massively out of place and not used in the shot. The Sixers with a weakling as head coach have wasted 2 years of development not repairing Ben Simmons jump shot ( shooting with his right hand).
Sixers have adapted to Ben Simmons lack of range on jump shots by playing the high pick and roll with JJ Redick and Joel Embiid instead. JJ Redick cannot dribble a basketball so every defender is assaulting Joel Embiid with massive collisions to get over the pick at the 3 point line.
Sixers have the best big man in basketball and cannot execute the easiest and most important play with regards to a 24 second clock ( the high pick and roll ) effectively because no one in the NBA defends Ben Simmons until he reaches the paint.
The Sixers are wasting Joel Embiid’s development years not running the most important basketball play in the game because of sub par talents. ( Redick lack of dribbling skills and Ben Simmons lack of shooting skills.)

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 21, 2018 2:16 pm

Again….you did not acknowledge the historically significant season he is having.
This has nothing to do with Brett brown.

eagles(1)superbowl
eagles(1)superbowl
March 21, 2018 2:31 pm

haveacigar – I believe Ben Simmons has played outstanding basketball in the last 4 games since the Indiana Pacers game. I believe Ben Simmons is capable of playing point guard in the NBA. I prefer a different style point guard for Joel Embiid.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 21, 2018 2:51 pm

Way to back track… his SEASON has been outstanding… he has flaws but at 20 he will get even better

eagles(1)superbowl
eagles(1)superbowl
March 21, 2018 3:38 pm

you and I disagree – I don’t believe Ben Simmons will get better because his left hand finesse distance shot will never improve. That form is flawed beyond repair. He will eventually get surpassed by a future Sixer pg draft pick who can make a foul line jumper in the pick and roll set.

CT
CT
March 21, 2018 8:16 pm

How can you Watch this kid play and not evaluate that he is playing way beyond his years In his ROOKIE SEASON!!

The defense, steals, rebounding, passing, making everyone around him better and involved.

With his skill set alone, he’s already elite. He doesn’t need to be a 25+ ppg average player on this team.

Dario, Fultz, Roco, and Embiid can make up for that scoring deficiency Ben Simmons has.

Simmons will Improve his jumpshot. It’s the one thing u can teach at the next level.

Lebron, Magic, Jordan, Leonard just to name a few work great shooters in college and they drastically improved. when they got to the league overtime. Ben Simmons will improve cause he has the work ethic.

Fultz and Embiid combination when Simmons goes to the bench will be a nightmare when the time comes

CT
CT
March 21, 2018 8:23 pm
Reply to  CT

Mac Dolo did you just recently jump on the sixers bandwagon??

The sixers have been red shirting dudes. Ben Simmons could have played last season but they decided to take there time and let the kid develope because there is ZERO harm in doing so.

Embiid in year 2 could have played also, but they tanked the season away to get Simmons. The reports have them having to “go back in and clean up Embiids foot” was over exaggerated bullshit, and Embiid even said so after the season that ” it wasn’t what they thought. It’s fine”

They literally tanked for Simmons, and Fultz.. why play Embiid when we weren’t going to win anything?

Why play Simmons and rush the process when there was no need to?

You don’t think Fultz is healthy to play right now? Of course he is!!! It’s smart to red shirt a kid who isn’t even 20 yet!!!

They aren’t tanking anymore, but that doesn’t mean they still can develope a kid that’s a huge investment. Bryan wants there to be no mistake after the heat he has taken by drafting Fultz

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 22, 2018 8:04 am

Develop a player by sitting him .. ? Not sure bout that … Simmons sat because there is a huge financial incentive to him winning ROY

eagles(1)superbowl
eagles(1)superbowl
March 22, 2018 10:59 am

Fultz obviously is suffering from some form of depression & self doubt that JJ Redick felt the need to plead with the media for time to allow him to slowly assimilate into the NBA. If Futlz doesn’t believe in himself nor the Head Coach why would anyone in the city believe in the kid? I’ve already written him off as a massive blunder and don’t want the Colangelos any where near future personnel decisions.

eagles(1)superbowl
eagles(1)superbowl
March 22, 2018 11:13 am

Sixers fourth place in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff pecking order with another tanking team playing the Sixers tonight.( Orlando) The Magic are starting Jonathan Issac and giving Mario Hezonja major minutes as they are counting ping pong lottery balls.

CT
CT
March 22, 2018 9:33 pm

Sixers drop The Orlando Magic that’s back to back games that the starters didn’t have to play in the fourth quarter

Joel has only played 40 minutes combined the last two games

So even though we played back to back games we didn’t get a lot of wear and tear. That’s good

Sixers go to 16-5 since the Super Bowl…

FIRE THE COACH

5-5 against playoff teams since the SB

Minnisota up next who we beat earlier in the year

eagles(1)superbowl
eagles(1)superbowl
March 23, 2018 11:19 am

tankers, Memphis and Orlando are counting ping pong balls and were easy Sixer wins the last 2 days. Their versions of lineups consisting of the Henry Simms, Jakarr Sampson, Hollis Thompson, Isaiah Canaan, Nick Stauskas.
If a head coach has Joel Embiid they are a top 5 team in the NBA. The GM and HC are under performing. Joel Embiid is a SUPER STAR. Someone started Bayless ahead of Saric this year? Someone had Bayless in the rotation for half the year? Someone allows their starting pg to shoot with 3 only fingers on their weak hand at dismal percentages? Brett Brown is doing a decent job coaching currently but many a NBA franchise aren’t really trying anymore also against them.

CT
CT
March 23, 2018 4:56 pm

We are in our first year together…

This team is coming and are BABIES. Embiid is only 24 and is basically in his FIRST FULL
Season..

No, they are not a top 5 team with Embiid. He is not lebron,curry, Durant, right now.

He will be that in 3-4 years and still has a lot of
Room to grow

Better shooting 3s, ball handling, passing, footwork can always improve, durability
And game shape. IQ will all improve has he grows and matures