Kyle Neubeck

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Kyle Neubeck is a sports reporter for PhillyVoice.com. He has spent the last four years writing about the Sixers and the NBA at-large, predominantly for SB Nation’s Liberty Ballers, in addition to pop culture and music writing for Complex.com. When you’re not reading him here, you’ll probably find him on Twitter posting shoddy Photoshops and yelling about new Netflix shows. Follow him @KyleNeubeck.

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July 12, 2020

Sixers

Practice notes: Sixers' Brett Brown praises team conditioning as they return to work

It sounds insane to say about a group of professional athletes whose whole job is to be in good shape, but physical conditioning will likely be a defining story of the NBA's Orlando restart. With limited access to gyms around the country and plenty of excuses for rust to build over four months, showing up in decent shape may end up being half of the battle.

July 11, 2020

Sixers

Tobias Harris, Sixers' quarantine leader, hopes to continue that role in Orlando

Unprompted, one Sixers player's name continued to come up throughout interviews with players prior to their departure for Orlando. Not because they were putting in insane workouts at the gym, not because they claimed to have added muscle on their frame, and not because they suddenly had a clean bill of health after a four-month hiatus.

July 10, 2020

Eagles

Malcolm Jenkins calls DeSean Jackson conversation a 'distraction' and calls for focus on racial justice

Former Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins weighed in on the DeSean Jackson controversy on Friday afternoon, calling the ongoing dialogue a "distraction" in an effort to re-center the conversation around the fight for racial justice in America.

July 9, 2020

Sixers

Joel Embiid showed up for Sixers' Orlando flight in a hazmat suit

Joel Embiid told reporters prior to the Orlando restart that he was worried about potential complications from participating in the bubble. It appears he has taken the proper precautions to minimize risk as much as possible.

July 7, 2020

Eagles

DeSean Jackson shares anti-semitic quotes attributed to Hitler on Instagram

DeSean Jackson shared anti-semitic quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler on his Instagram story over the July 4th holiday, and continued to use the quotes as a conversation piece during several posts on the social media network on Monday afternoon.

July 7, 2020

Sixers

Conflicted Joel Embiid says he 'hated' NBA restart idea: 'Basketball is not all that matters'

When Joel Embiid speaks, everyone in the Sixers' orbit listens. There have been few quips and quotes to parse through from the big fella during the COVID-19 pandemic, save for the message he sent with a sizable donation to relief efforts, but he returned Tuesday afternoon to speak with reporters for the first time since the NBA suspended the season.

July 6, 2020

Sixers

Sixers' Mike Scott says NBA's handling of jersey statements 'was just a bad miss'

Mike Scott is typically the guy you turn to when you want a no-nonsense quote about the event of the night — an in-game fight, a huge late-game shot, or an uninspired performance he won't make excuses for. Monday morning, he was frank on another subject, criticizing the NBA's list of approved "activist" messages players can wear on the backs of their jerseys during the NBA restart.

July 2, 2020

Sixers

With basketball on hold, Sixers' focus has turned to racial injustice

Most of the headlines regarding the Sixers over the past two weeks have been focused on developments on the basketball side of the NBA world. Schedule releases, hotel arrangements, and the creeping return of pro sports. But privately, that has not been the first, second, or even third thing on the mind of the head coach and the players who will head down to Orlando a week from Thursday.

July 1, 2020

Sixers

Brett Brown offers encouraging updates on Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid heading into Orlando

They are not a perfect pairing, nor do they come without their individual warts, but Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are reasons 1A and 1B for the Sixers being relevant. In a call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, head coach Brett Brown offered his strongest possible endorsements of his star pupils and their readiness for the Orlando restart.

July 1, 2020

Sixers

What will Sixers rotation look like in Orlando? Brett Brown says competition is open

There are a number of rotation-based questions the team has to answer between now and early August (or mid-August at the very least), so let's take stock of a few major points a month out from the team restarting their season.

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