Looks Like the Camden Sixers Practice Facility is Just About a Done Deal

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Nehhhhhhhhhhh, I’m building us a practice facility. Nehhhh

From the AP:

A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Philadelphia 76ers are planning to build a practice facility in New Jersey.

The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. The Sixers will combine their business and basketball operations in the facility in Camden, New Jersey.

The person said the Sixers filed for tax credits on Friday to start the process. The team hopes to break ground in October and plans to move in some time in 2016.

I still remember that year or two the Sixers practiced at the Healthplex in Springfield. My family were members and you could literally rub elbows with the likes of Larry Brown, Jerry Stackhouse and… Scott Williams, who once remarked to me on the steps leading down to the locker room that my Dad had me all over the boards. It turns out Williams was watching us play as he rode the stationary bike on the balcony overlooking the court. That was my greatest athlete encounter a child, sadly.

The whole locker room scene was real weird there, too. The Sixers had their own room attached to the main room, where old men walked around with their swinging dicks completely oblivious to (or, frighteningly, well aware of) 13-year-old me, who kept wondering to himself, WHY DOES IT GET SO WRINKLY?! Unrelated to old man dicks*: I once tied my shoes next to REX WALTERS, who was my second favorite player at the time. And I recall seeing my favorite, Allen Iverson, just walking by me with some ice on his ankle. Can’t imagine why the Sixers hated it there.

Anyway, they’ll soon have their own facility to keep them safe from prying public eyes, setting aside the fact that they’ll have to DRIVE THROUGH CAMDEN to get there.

This post is all over the fucking place. Shut it down.

*No Sixers are included in that memory, and I’m honestly not sure if I’m happy or sad about that.

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  • Everyone June 6, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Good riddance! Philadelphia could use less stink on their side of the river.

    • ....... June 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Get that hate out your blood hockey fan,just like your precious Flyers,they’ll only be practicing in Jersey,not playing games there you moron.

      • What a pussy June 6, 2014 at 10:11 pm

        How spineless to not put any name whatsoever on your comment.

  • Chris June 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Lots of ingrown toenails in that link about The Sixers hating the HealthPlex. The 90s were weird.

  • Mr. Miyagi June 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    A high-rent home for a team that’s the class of the NBA. The Sixers and Camden. Perfect together.

  • Hairy Twatter June 6, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    If we lose them, can we convince The A’s to return?

    • Pick-and-Click polls are a waste of good technology June 6, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Monty and Rube will whine to the commish that they are a small-market team, and bringing in another major-league team will hamper their success.

      There may be a loophole though, as the Phillies are a major-league team in name only.

    • Idiots these days June 6, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      We’re not losing the Sixers.

  • Nick Foles June 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I bet I have a bigger dick than any of the ones Kyle admired in the locker room. Patrick Ewing has nothing on me.

    • Nick Foles' Dick June 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Stop bragging about me. I can’t take the pressure.

  • No pics of of the locker room? June 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm


  • chuick June 6, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    do we have an exact location?

  • chuick June 6, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    chris christie will be happy

  • BUILD UNION June 7, 2014 at 8:35 am

    This better be a union job, down with the scabs

    • John Street June 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Unions suck – they’ve killed business in Philly.

      • Don Zummo June 9, 2014 at 12:01 am

        Philly is increasing in population and is 3rd in country attracting young professionals. Voted intop 20 cities worldwide for future tech jobs. Unions drive Philly. Key to middle class. Active politically. More charitable contributions to middle cclass. Don’t hate because we are treated and paid fairly. FOH scab, Don Zummo financial secretary United Steelworkers Local 9462.Suck it fake John Street. Think I will take my unskilled ass to the shore on my boat and ponder the scab ass douche who can’t find a decent job.

  • robnj2012 June 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Well, it doesn’t seem like a smart move. I mean, when they Sixers become the Jersey Jolters, will Camden be convenient to get on the NJ Tpke up to Newark to play when the Devils are out of town?

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