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Philadelphia 76ers Hilariously Butcher 'Rocky' Quotes ... 'Yooo Adrian!!!

11/16/2016 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mick ... and Adrian ... and Paulie ... and Apollo might ALL be rolling in their graves after this -- 'cause here are a bunch of the Philadelphia 76ers doing "Rocky" quotes -- and it's so bad, it's good. 

Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, Nik Stauskas and more all take a swing and delivering some of the most famous quotes from the franchise ... despite the fact they have terrible Philly accents. 

Our favorite part ... Dario Saric singing "Eye of the Tiger."

The team is honoring the 40th anniversary of the original "Rocky" -- and will include the theme at Wednesday's game against the Wizards. 

#RIPDuke #RIPButkus #RIPPauliesRobot

DeAndre Jordan Sevyn Streeter Should Diss The 76ers ... No Anthem Redo

11/1/2016 8:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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DeAndre Jordan says R&B singer Sevyn Streeter should diss the 76ers the same way they dissed her ... and REJECT their offer of a do-over-make-good performance of the National Anthem.

You know the story ... the Sixers put the kibosh on Streeter's opening night anthem performance because the singer was wearing a shirt that read "We Matter."

Players on the roster were none too pleased about the decision, and the organization has since apologized to Sevyn and offered her an opportunity to sing again whenever she wants.

We got DJ leaving a Halloween party out in L.A. Monday night and asked him the question everyone wants to know about the situation ... should Streeter take the mulligan?

Check out the clip -- it's clear Jordan thinks Sevyn should make a loud statement ... by not singing a single note ... and he seems pretty certain of it.

D.L. Hughley 76ers Owe Sevyn Streeter An Apology ... Is 'Matter' The New N-Word?

10/28/2016 7:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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D.L. Hughley says the Philadelphia 76ers were DEAD WRONG for pulling Sevyn Streeter from her national anthem performance and owe her an apology ... and a redo.

We got D.L. out at LAX and asked her about the latest national anthem controversy -- with the singer claiming she was booted from a performance because she was wearing a "We Matter" shirt.

Check out the clip -- D.L. -- never one to hold back LAYS INTO the Sixers organization ... saying they need to make the situation right NOW ... or risk alienating part of their fan base.

NBA's Jahlil Okafor Dating Super Hot College Grad ... Winning At Life

10/18/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1017_lauren_oglensky_on_beach_instagramJahlil Okafor's season is already off to a GREAT start ... 'cause the 20-year-old Philadelphia 76ers superstar is dating a smoking hot bikini model ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Okafor's lady is Lauren Oglensky -- a 2014 graduate from University of Arizona where she was a "Tucson12" model (UA women who boast a 3.0 GPA or better). 

Google her name ... she's fire. 

Unclear how they met ... but turns out, she's from Philly, so that works out.

Sources connected to the couple tell us they've known each other for a while and are "happily together." 

Congrats! 

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Kevin Hart 76ers Real Talk ... We're Still Not Good

10/12/2016 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Here's some brutal honesty about the Philadelphia 76ers ... courtesy of 76ers superfan Kevin Hart.

For the record, Hart (who was at Caroline's On Broadway) says he LOOVES his home team -- but it's clear the injury to Ben Simmons combined with all the other issues (like the fact they went 10-72 last year) have shaken his confidence. 

Sorry, Philly ... 

Jahlil Okafor 76ers Will Be Good In 2016 ... 'I'm Excited'

8/7/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Fear not, Philly fans ... your beloved 76ers will finally BE GOOD AGAIN next season ... so says Jahlil Okafor

The 20-year-old forward was out in Bev Hills when we asked how he felt about all the young talent on the squad ... including #1 overall pick Ben Simmons and the long-awaited debut of Joel Embiid

"I'm excited," Okafor said ... "We'll be good."

The 76ers were 10-72 last season ... so, the silver lining -- it can't get any worse! 

NBA's Sean Rooks 'Died of Heart Disease' ... Coroner Says

6/8/2016 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0608-sean-rooks-GETTY-01Ex-NBA player and 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks died of heart disease... this according to the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office. 

Sources told TMZ Sports ... the 46-year-old suffered a heart attack during dinner on Tuesday night

Now, a rep for the M.E.'s office says the coroner has examined Rooks' body and "believes Rooks died of heart disease."

We're told additional testing will take place to confirm that finding. 

Heart disease makes it difficult for blood to flow through the heart -- and can often lead to a heart attack. 

Ex-NBA Player Sean Rooks Dead At 46

6/7/2016 5:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0607_sean-rooks_gettyEx-NBA player and current Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks has died ... the team announced in a statement. 

The 46-year-old -- who starred at the University of Arizona -- played 12 seasons in the NBA ... including stints with the Lakers, Mavericks and Timberwolves.

Our sources tell us ... it appears Rooks may have had a heart attack during dinner.  

Rooks' mother issued a statement saying, "It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean."

"Our family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this incredibly difficult time."

R.I.P.

Jim Calhoun Best NCAA Team vs Worst NBA Team? It'd Be A Massacre

4/2/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Good news for the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers ... legendary UConn coach Jim Calhoun thinks there are teams you can actually DOMINATE ... college teams.

We got Calhoun out in NYC and we had to ask the 3-time National Champion if he thought any of the best teams in the Final Four would have a shot against the NBA's worst.

Bottom line ... Calhoun says don't let the madness of March fool you ... reminding us all that it'd be men against boys and the college kids would "lose by 30."

Just one question remains for Calhoun ... HAVE YOU SEEN THE LAKERS?

Jalen Rose Boozy Basketball Talk ... Here's How to Fix the 76ers

2/2/2016 8:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Check out Jalen Rose on his way out of Toca Madera in L.A. the other night -- when we asked about his recent comments ... that the 76ers are so bad, they shouldn't be mentioned on ABC.

What ensues is some sloshy conversation ... but it's interesting. 

"I wasn't taking shots at the 76ers," Rose said ... "I love their history. E.B. (Elton Brand), that's my family!"

Rose says he knows exactly how the 76ers can turn things around -- and spells out the lineup that can take the team to the playoffs next year! 

BTW, Rose didn't drive that night -- he got into the passenger seat of a waiting SUV. 

#Responsible. 

Jahlil Okafor NBA Still Investigating Street Fights ... No Discipline Yet

12/9/2015 6:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1208_Jahlil-Okafor_nba-logoJahlil Okafor is NOT out of the woods for his violent Thanksgiving Eve street fights -- with the NBA telling TMZ Sports they're still investigating the situation and have not decided if he'll face additional punishment from the league. 

As we previously reported, the Philadelphia 76ers suspended Okafor for 2 games -- after the rookie got in TWO FIGHTS that night ... allegedly knocking out two different men. 

At least one of the alleged victims has already lawyered up and is threatening a massive lawsuit

But the NBA tells TMZ Sports the investigation into Okafor is STILL going on -- two weeks after the incident. 

"Based on what we currently know, we support the 76ers' approach in this matter," an NBA rep tells us ... "The league office is continuing to investigate the events of that night."

As for Okafor, he says he's "not proud" of his recent actions -- vows to hold himself to a higher standard moving forward. 

Jahlil Okafor Suspended 2 Games ... After Street Fights

12/2/2015 2:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-jahlil-okafor-getty-01Jahlil Okafor has been suspended for 2 games by the Philadelphia 76ers -- effective immediately -- in the wake of video showing the NBA star in multiple street fights in Boston. 

TMZ Sports first posted footage of Okafor fighting on Thanksgiving Eve last week ... but the team allowed him to play the following game. 

Now, after we posted a second video -- showing Okafor attacking another man -- the team has decided to take action.

The team issued a statement saying, "While we are disappointed with his recent actions, we have faith in him as a valued member of the Sixers."

"We will provide the necessary resources to support him on his journey and will do our part to help him succeed both on and off the court."

Story developing ... 

Kenny Smith 76ers Will Likely Suspend Okafor

12/2/2015 12:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

It's just a matter of time before the Philadelphia 76ers send Jahlil Okafor for the bench ... so says Kenny "The Jet" Smith who says he believes a suspension is coming over that Boston street fight. 

The "Inside the NBA" host was at LAX -- and told us he expects the team to sit Okafor for at least a couple of games ... saying he most likely violated a code of contract clause in his contract. 

Smith also dropped some knowledge to Okafor and other young NBA stars when it comes to dealing with late night hecklers

Might be time to listen up. 

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