We celebrate Robert Covington's selection to the NBA All-Defense team, and Joel Embiid's second team selection. We dig deep into the Lorzenzo Brown mailbag to discuss some galaxy brain draft analysis, non-premier free-agent targets, and a listener upset with a non-ban. There's also the return of the Jigsaw.
Ah, the offseason. It feels like home, doesn't it? We talk about the respective futures of the Sixers and the Celtics, start to look toward the draft and free agency, discuss perspective trades for Kawhi Leonard, and recap the Lottery Party. We also include Eliza Hardy Jones' "Imagine The Process."
Look, is this the most coherent, technically sound Ricky you're ever going to hear? The answer is no. There's a lot of yelling and craziness but it's fun to relive if you went, and to hear and actual wedding take place on our podcast. And the guest lineup is pretty crazy, it's like we're a big deal! Finally, listen for no other reason than to hear the ovation Robert Covington got, Spike being a jerk about not being able to hear himself and Mike's Jason Kelce speech.
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The 2018 Rights To Ricky Sanchez Lottery Party is almost upon us! On this mini-bonus pod we run down some important details, give you some tips and instructions, and basically wonder why this is all happening.
Disclaimer: sorry the sound quality is a little less than normal, Spike deleted it the first time we did it so we had to go old school.
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The 2017-18 Sixers exceeded the expectations of anyone who isn't a maniac or perhaps a parent of one of the players. We go back and talk about the things and players that surprised and disappointed us most. We hand out the annual Ricky Awards as well; everyone is eagerly anticipating who will win TJ McConnell of The Year. And we pivot to the offseason, as If Not, Pick Will Convey As Two Seconds writer and star Andrew Unterberger joins us to discuss his piece about this summer being the...
Now we remember what it's like to lose. The Sixers looked like they might get blown out as the first half ended, but they TJd, Joel'd and Dario'd their way back into the game. It wasn't enough and the first Process Playoff run ended. We talked about what went wrong and right in the series.
We'll do a season in review this weekend, and see you at the Lottery Party.
The Sixers' backs were up against the wall, so they called a man who they knew could get the job done; TJ McConnell. Brett Brown started McConnell, who played 39 minutes and led the Sixers past the Celtics, and sent the series back to Boston.
The Sixers had a shot to win this one, like they had a shot to win the last one, but weren't able to get it done. There was Embiid trying to end the lives of Baynes and Horford, another great TJ game, but no win. There's no anger or mopeyness here, but a podcast of perspective, reflection, some honest realities, and a look at the game itself. One of our best!
The Sixers lost an ugly one to the Celtics in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. When we say ugly, it was mostly the Sixers who were ugly. Bad defense, missed shots, questionable decisions from the coach, just a disaster all around. Mike is pretty mad, it's one of his best performances.
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The Sixers are playing the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, and we've got a full preview in the only way we know how to do it.
Playing the Celtics is a true revenge series for the Sixers. Maybe not for the Sixers, but for us. Several our of nemeses are Celtics adjacent, whether it be Danny Ainge, Bill Simmons, or the banned Kevin O'Connor. Not to mention Donnie Wahlberg.
We also announce the winners of the Lottery Party wedding!
The Sixers not only finished with the third seed in the Eastern Conference, and finished the season with sixteen straight wins, they beat the Heat in five games. We're feeling good and smug about the whole thing. We look back at the series and toward the rest of the playoffs.
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The Sixers never, and I repeat, never win that game. The Heat came to play, and the Sixers did not, for three quarters or so. Ben Simmons made plays on offense, Embiid dominated on defense, and they got some key contributions from some role players. This is the second golden era of the Ricky. We're here for this
Joel Embiid went from doubtful, to probable, to starting, to playoff Embiid. It was glorious. The Sixers had to fight to win this one, and we saw a little playoff Dario, playoff TJ, and playoff Justin Anderson as well. We discuss the win, as well as Robert Covington's play, and the general chippiness of the series.
The Sixers lost a game for the first time in a very long time, and the playoff series vs. the Heat is knotted up at one game each. We'll talk about the Sixers going cold from three, Dwyane Wade's revival, and the chances that Mike Weber is to blame for all of this.
The Process Era Philadelphia 76ers are undefeated in the NBA playoffs. Much to Dave Silver's dismay, the Sixers cleaned it up after a messy first half and demolished the Heat in the opener their first round playoff series. We discuss the game, and the vibe before, during and after it. As well, we talk about Hero Of The Process, Academy Award nominated screenwriter Mike Weber confronting Silver in the stands about The Process.
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In June, we'll celebrate five years of the Rights To Ricky Sanchez. This is the first podcast we've ever done previewing a playoff series for the Sixers. Let's look at Heat vs. Sixers. We all love the offseason Ricky, but we're glad to wait for it this year.
A side note: the Lottery Party is happening regardless of whether the Sixers are in the Eastern Conference Finals or not. Let's get there first then worry about it!
LeBron James, who could possibly join the Sixers next season as a bench piece, was not able to top the Embiidless Sixers, who won their 13th straight game. We discuss the streak, the Sixers chances in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the JJ Redick podcast mailbag he did on The Ringer, the two year anniversary of Sam Hinkie's departure, the Sixers new snake logo and the continued state of tanking in the NBA.
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Joel Embiid breaking his face on Markelle Fultz's shoulder is, as Mike put it, a little too poetic than we're comfortable with. We discuss the the injury, the Sixers surviving without Embiid for at least the rest of the regular season, Markelle Fultz's progression, Mike's appearance on The Ringer, and we talk to Mike's dad who is an eye doctor about Embiid. Not too surprising that Mike made his appearance on the Ringer and then we have his dad on the pod immediately afterward.
Markelle Fultz is back. Here's a podcast.
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It seems like just yesterday the Sixers were trying to avoid becoming the losingest team of all-time while we argued that it was the right thing. Here we are with the team at 42-30, and as the team "nobody wants to play in the playoffs." We talk about the journey from there to here, Brett Brown as a possible coach of the year candidate, and the team's recent win streak. We also discussion the notion of restitution from national media from the last five years.
Oh by the way, the Lottery...