The Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Sixers (76ers) Podcast (Time's Yours)

We open up the podcast talking about the George Floyd protests and demonstrations, then move to the two-year anniversary of the Bryan Colangelo Burner Accounts discovery (21:05), your chance to get the Brotherly Love script (38:20), Andrew Unterberger's Top 20 Food List (44:13), and head into the Lorenzo Brown mailbag to talk about a pandemic parade, the rules of signing free agents, and some Bryan Colangelo relationship advice (55:42).

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:27am EDT

Butch Walker is on the Mount Rushmore of Spike’s favorite musicians, and joined us to talk about his new album American Love Story, a rock opera about our divided country, how he’s ended up with only superfans, the two cafes in Australia named in his honor, when he knew he made it, his dog Aldo, and producing mega-acts like Green Day and Weezer. We also discussed the NBAs potential playoff setups in Orlando, as well as the players desire to have nice hotel rooms (amazingly we did not hear anything about the owners who are probably happy with whatever!).

You can listen to American Love Story here, buy the vinyl here, follow Butch on Instagram and Twitter. Here is a Spotify playlist Spike made for Mike of Butch Walker essentials.

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The NBA is going to try it, and we're going to talk about it. We discuss the plan to restart the season at Disney World, and the different options the league has presented to the teams, along with the reality of fewer than ten games from now until December. We talk about a new Process book that has the support of the team, and how a pro-CEO story ends up sounding. A return to relationship advice, our best memorabilia, These Uncertain Times and what we've grown to appreciate most. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

Tommy From Down The Shore finally makes his first appearance on 94WIP, in a surprise call about Donovan McNabb, the Hinkie discussion on 94WIP brings back the worst memories, the NBA’s plan to play in Disney World and the reality TV implications, and Ricky legend Eliza Hardy Jones finally joins the pod to talk about her musical contributions to the pod, her history as a Sixers fan, the music quilt project, covering Toni Tony Tatone and her life as the child of a sex therapist.

Follow Eliza on Twitter and go to her website to check out her music!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:13am EDT

We discuss the legal age you should have to be to be held accountable for your takes, and an age limit, Brett Brown watching Ben Simmons throw up from back pain, Mike has to play JJ Redick Poetry or Nephew Kyle Rap, the potential coming over of Vasilije Micic, Sixers Adam’s list of the Top 20 Foods in existence. we revisit the Mike Weber Memorial Banned List, and talk about a potential Process 30 For 30 for the 50th time.

To play Redick Poetry or Nephew Kyle rap for a free Zoomies session from the Brandywine SPCA, email us or tweet us two lines of your own rap or poetry. We’ll do the contest live on Zoom with the contestant.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

One year since the Kawhi Leonard quadruple doink, why it still hurts, and what would have happened in overtime. We discuss the NBPA conference call with seven people who we can’t imagine on one conference call talking about restarting the NBA. And Matt from Mt. Joy joins us to talk about whether we’ll remember the Sixers season better if they never play again, the artistic merit of Here They Come, the creative process during Quarantine, if Kevin O’Connor is a liar, and more. Matt also performs his cover of a Tony T. classic, and “Death” from Mt. Joy’s new album.

Follow Mt. Joy on Twitter, on Instagram, get merchandise from them, and check them out on Spotify.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

Tony Wroten is a legend, the guy who said Trust The Process first, and one of our favorite players since the Process began. We harassed Tony on Twitter to let us call him and talk to him during the Summer of 2017. While he was sleepy, he gave us 50 minutes of every story we wanted. 

The podcast will return with a new one on Wednesday. Sorry for the missed Sunday, use it as an opportunity to catch up!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:11am EDT

Our friends Amos Lee and Mutlu are stuck at home like the rest of us. They joined us for a monster podcast talking about whether Joel and Ben will ever get it together, their friendship, drinking and sobriety, the future of music and how it finds a way through Covid-19, the best TV theme songs of all time, Mutlu’s love for 94WIP and a lot more. Toni Tony Tatone and Tommy From Down The Shore join us sporadically through the podcast to bring a little hoagie to the experience.

Listen to Mutlu’s newest album Good Trouble on Spotify and follow him on Instagram. Listen to Amos Lee’s newest album My New Moon on Spotify and follow him on Instagram.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:25am EDT

You’re here for us, and we love you for it. The mailbag has been pretty unbelievable since basketball went away, and we thought we owed it to you to cover all we could, topics include but aren’t limited to Kyle Lowry, the ending of How I Met Your Mother, the best American cities, playoffs without fans, time machines, player empowerment, a former Sixer doing a Wizards podcast and much more. We also visit with AU about the Alternate Timeline Sixers and name a new album in the Carl Landry Record Club.

Bid on a commercial to air in the Rights To Ricky Sanchez for whatever you want and support the Providence Animal Center here.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:23am EDT

Sam Hinkie has a new company that has nothing to do with sports, and Mark Eversley of the Sixers Front Office Collaborators got new jobs, and we talk about them both. We discuss the anxiety of news and not going outside, who Ben Simmons should watch, and Mike gives some early draft takes. Then Alyssa Litman and Taylor Misiak from The Table Flipping Podcast join us to talk Reality TV, The Bachelor, 90 Day Fiance, realty vs. game shows, and the season finale of Taylor’s TV show with Lil Dickey, Dave. Also Taylor likes JJ Redick.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:40am EDT

Philadelphia legend G. Love joined the pod to talk about his love for the Sixers and Allen Iverson, why Philadelphians care so much about being from Philly, the Love From Philly Festival and the current situation for musicians. We also discuss the alternate-timeline Sixers playoffs with AU, discuss this week’s Carl Landry Record Club selection and name one for next week as well. Finally we discuss why Mike and Howard Eskin attended the same bachelor party.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:21am EDT

An oddly timed profile on Ben Simmons talked about his health, attitude, and of course, why he doesn’t shoot three point shots. We discuss what Simmons said, and what the people around him said. We go over the six Al Horford trades that SixersAdam proposed, added a new album to the Carl Landry Record Club, discussed handsome NBA players, why Philly doesn’t have a WNBA team, what the best cereal is, who is the better dancer, and what it would take for Mike to allow Howard Eskin on the pod.

Donate to Spike’s fundraiser for the Brandywine SPCA Virtual Walk For Paws here.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

The 72 hours have elapsed, and the JJ Redick story closes with some controversy, as Spike and Mike work through the details. We catch up with Andrew Unterberger, who has continued to follow the Sixers season in an alternate reality, and start their 4 vs. 5 seed series with the Heat today. We come back to the Ricky Record Club (now named Carl Landry Record Club) to review Margo Price, discuss the new Fiona Apple album, and dip into the mailbag to discuss the meeting of Jimmy Butler and Bryan Colangelo.

Donate to Spike’s fundraiser for the Brandywine SPCA Virtual Walk For Paws here.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:27am EDT

Somehow during the NBA’s awful H.O.R.S.E. competition, a brief Twitter flurry between Spike and JJ Redick resulted in a few jabs back and forth, and an unfulfilled promise from Redick. What will be the consequences? We discuss Michael Jordan’s upcoming docuseries, legacy and the need to see basketball players to appreciate them, whether history starts at 2002, the Jigsaw Finals and world champion, and the first subject of the Ricky Record Club, Margo Price’s “All American Made.”

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:23am EDT

Somehow in all of our podcasts we’ve never discussed the idea of Joel Embiid needing to discover what his identity of a basketball player is (thanks Uriah!). We discuss that, we do the semifinals of the Jigsaw Final Four, decide on doing the weekly Ricky Record Club, revisit the Ship Of Theseus, discuss a Ricky mention in a Phd dissertation at the University of Michigan, sitings of both Bryan and Jerry Colangelo, and the greatest comedy duos in movies and television.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

He’s finally emerged! Bryan Colangelo got his first interview since being ousted, shamefully, from the Sixers, as he was a candidate (??) for the Bulls President of Basketball Operations job. We, gleefully, discuss the possibility of Colangelo coming back to the NBA, and some of our favorite burner moments. We discuss the NBA and MLB’s plans to get back to action and how realistic and entertaining they are, some great news about the Jigsaw finals, and another rousing 50% Basketball Mailbag that ends with “I love you.”

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:45am EDT

What would have happened if the Sixers never traded up for Markelle Fultz? We discuss the possible and most likely outcomes of the scenario that Derek Bodner wrote about in The Athletic. We give our memories of Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and Kobe Bryant as they’re inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame. The Jigsaw Final Four is set as Mike does the Elite Eight matchups, a new Vallone’s Deli commercial and a mailbag about this offseason, what to do when the quarantine ends, booze, Kevin Ollie, all-time role-players, the best pizza topping combination and a role players.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:15am EDT

A report out of New York says that Leon Rose is interested in hiring Elton Brand as the Knicks general manager, we discuss that, why the Sixers owners are not good sports owners, who we’d opt to trade between Milton and Thybulle if we had to trade one with Horford, we get to the Elite Eight in the Field Of 64 Jigsaws, and the 50% basketball mailbag brings Dario home, figures out who to amnesty, wonders if mead is vegan, and wonders if Spike or Mike would win a one-mile race.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Thank you for joining us for the five-hour, first ever, Rights To Ricky Sanchez Zoomathon. If for some reason you want to listen to five hours of it, here it is. Merchandise is available until midnight on Monday, and you can see it at rightstorickysanchez.com/charity. We will accept donations at Venmo Rights-To-Ricky, and PayPal spike@rightstorickysanchez.com. All proceeds benefit the Providence Animal Center, Coded By Kids and Philabundance. Thank you to all of our guests, local sponsors, Kent and Cris who helped Spike with Zoom, and DraftKings Sportsbook who covered all costs. 

Guests: Derek Bodner, LL Pavorsky, Zainab Javed, Adam Kornblau, Justin Calgiano (Providence Animal Center), Andrew Sharp, Rich Stouffer, SixersAdam, Eric Shannon, Andrew Unterberger, Don Steele, Abbie Huertas, Sylvester Mobley (Coded By Kids), Ben Jones, Chris Ryan, Alyssa Litman, Adam Ksebe, John Gonzalez

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

When the Sixers owners attempted to make every non-contracted Sixers employee making $50,000 or more take a pay cut, Joel Embiid stepped in with a superstar moved and publicly shamed them into changing their minds. We discuss the PR blunder of the century by the owners and team CEO, the Sixers victory in the Yahoo NBA simulated NBA2K playoffs, some huge, exciting additions to the Rights To Ricky Sanchez Charity Zoomathon on March 29th, how you should greet Brad Stevens in a dog park, and how big an asterisk a championship in an empty arena would be.

Make sure you find out more about the Rights To Ricky Sanchez Charity Zoomathon on March 29th here.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:40am EDT

The Covid-19 offseason continues with a talk about when the NBA will resume and if the players will get their next paycheck, replacing Flip The Switch with the five-hour Rights To Ricky Sanchez Charity Zoomathon (next weekend), and a monster mailbag, including which non-Embiid Sixers player is the most likely to get out of shape, the most controversial basketball fantasy trade of all time, and the meals we’re eating during self-quarantine.

Make sure you find out more about the Rights To Ricky Sanchez Charity Zoomathon on March 29th here.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer was unbanned because of his beard and sweetness and talked about what he’s doing with his free time, the fact that the Patriots should have kept Jimmy G and traded Tom Brady and then he did a WEEI audition, the Sixers playoff rotation, who his favorite guitar player ever is, up and coming female pop artists, and he has to choose the winners of two matchups of the Field Of 64 Jigsaws.

This is a tough time for everyone, and we beg you to support our local small business sponsors, Big Barker, Adam Ksebe (Realtor who can help you refinance!), Colony Meadery, LL Pavorsky, Adam Kornblau, Kinetic Skateboarding. They supported us and they need it from you now.

As well, please support our great charities, Providence Animal Center, Coded By Kids and the Brandywine SPCA. Remember, by supporting them, you’re helping to keep the people who work there employed.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:45am EDT

The Ricky has been social distancing for seven years, we were born for this. In the first episode of the Most Offseason Podcast series we’ve ever done, we talk about what it’s like to be stuck at home (surprise, Spike is fine with it), some analysis of the JJ Redick podcast with Jimmy Butler, and Mike takes part in the first ever Field Of 64 Jigsaws.

You can access a Google Drive version of the Field Of 64 Jigsaws here.

Get a PDF version of the Field Of 64 Jigsaws here.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:34am EDT

This is quite clearly the most ridiculous podcast we’ve ever done, as it was recorded immediately after the Sixers beat the Pistons, and the NBA suspended the regular season. Do we get the OKC pick now? Does Mike have to do Field Of 64 Jigsaws? What percentage of men wash their hands after going to the bathroom and wasn’t the Process always going to end with a new disease that ends the season? We also remember a godfather of the Live Ricky, Bryan Dilworth, who passed away this week.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

After a loss in Golden State to a G-League team, we discuss why we have an influx of emails, tweets, and reviews talking about how much people hate the Sixers. Mike gives his theory about why we’re going to be watching them for a long time this season, update the status of the OKC pick, we analyze audio from the owners and CEO, decide on who the kinkiest Sixers player is, talk about the firing of Kenny Atkinson, find joy in Shake Milton and the need for him to be the 5th starter, and whether you’ll get a refund for your Al Horford Appreciator shirt.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:11am EDT

We’ve relitigated The Process on podcast a thousand times, but it’s finally relitigated in book form. The first book about Sam Hinkie’s controversial Sixers rebuild has been written by Yaron Weitzman is called Tanking To The Top, and it’s out March 17th (pre-order here). Yaron joined us to talk about the behind the scenes stories he was able to uncover about Sam Hinkie, Brett Brown, Joel Embiid, and even the Rights To Ricky Sanchez, as well as the backstabbing, controversy, and intrigue.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Sure, the Sixers lost to the Clippers, but Shake Milton tied an NBA record for consecutive threes, scored 39 points, and became an instant “he’s going to help in the playoffs guy.” We give an update on the Top 20 Protected OKC Thunder Pick, our new logo, whether we have revisionist history about Sixers front office moves, and a huge announcement from Sixers Adam. Finally, Spike tries to convince Mike to do a field of 64 Jigsaws.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Joel Embiid has a sprained shoulder and is out for who knows how long. Ben Simmons has a back injury that the Sixers are lying about. The Sixers lost on the road to the Cleveland fucking Cavaliers and nobody seemed to care except Kyle O’Quinn, who somehow is still on the team even though he asked to leave. But at least we figured out how the Sixers are so much better at home, and it has to do with electronic rims. We just need to do the process just two or three more times.” - Tony T

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Ben Simmons had a back injury but the Sixers let him play anyway, and now they not only lost a game to the Bucks but Simmons for likely an extended period of time. We discuss an organizational ethos that is to blame for repeated instances of carelessness with player injuries, what the ceiling of the team without Simmons is, the return of Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice, and the Sixers’ decision to raise ticket prices substantially for a second consecutive year.

Flip The Switch, the replacement to the Lottery Party is April 11th at Underground Arts and on sale now at this location.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:55am EDT

The Sixers returned from the All-Star break and Joel Embiid answered the call with one of his most dominant nights of the season against the Brooklyn Nets. We discuss Embiid’s night, the impact of the two new Sixers, Josh Richardson and Tobias Harris’ underwhelming nights, and Al Horford’s place on the team. We also discuss Embiid and Simmons’ newfound love over the all-star break, the Sixers as the Thunder, and Horford as Foles.

Flip The Switch, the replacement to the Lottery Party is April 11th at Underground Arts and on sale at 10am on Friday 2/21 at this location. Don’t miss it! It all benefits The Providence Animal Center and Coded By Kids.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:28am EDT

The Lottery Party is dead. On April 11th, 2020 at Underground Arts, a new party rises from its ashes... Flip The Switch.

Presale is Thursday and only available for newsletter subscribers. All information is here at the website

All proceeds will benefit Coded By Kids and the Providence Animal Center

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

While the Ricky is off for All-Star break, we're posting some of the older episodes you may have forgotten. Today's is from Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, reacting to Sam Hinkie's trade with the Kings that brought the Sixers two first round pick swaps, a first round pick, and Nik Stauskas. We are not responsible or any bad takes.

Save the date: 04/11/20 - if you subscribe to the newsletter you'll get everything FIRST. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

The Sixers beat the Clippers convincingly, and we never doubted that this was possible. This entire season, we’ve all been very positive. Al Horford started the game on the bench, Furkan Korkmaz had the best zero point game ever, and the Sixers go into the All-Star break all smiles. We discuss how seriously you should take the Joel Embiid Instagram Jimmy Butler fiasco (Spike says pretty seriously), an amazing story of Process long distance love, why Philadelphia sports fans are so deranged, and much more.

April 11th, 2020, save the date.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:10am EDT

Furkan Korkmaz is the only player on the Sixers to score 30 points in consecutive games this year, which is amazing and a true joy, but is it enough to make the Sixers not so painful to watch? Hard to say. We talk about Joel Embiid’s game, with a line better than the eye test, their inability to find a way to make use of Al Horford, whether we’re going to want all of this time back when we’re on our death beds, buyout candidate Tyler Johnson, GRIII and Alec Burks taking five days to get to the team, and more.

April 11th, 2020, save the date.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:45am EDT

Another trade deadline passes, and the Sixers say hello to Glen Robinson III and Alec Burks, goodbye to James Ennis, Trey Burke and three second round picks, and then hello to a second round pick. Then they got their asses handed to them in Milwaukee. We discuss how the Sixers did at the deadline compared to the rest of the league, the horrible performance from the team and Embiid against the Bucks, Spike’s opinion about ownership, the comments from Horford and Embiid and the Josh Richardson-led team meeting, and whether all of this is our fault (it is). April 11th, save the date.

Read Sixers Adam’s trade deadline diary and review here.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Given the situation currently, we felt like it was right for us to do an emergency podcast. We’ll be back Thursday after the trade deadline/Bucks game combo.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

After the Sixers loss in Boston to the Celtics, we discuss whether the team has the ability and personnel to be able to bring the kind of energy and execution needed to win a championship, why Joel Embiid looks as passive as he does, and whether anything can happen at the trade deadline to remedy it. We go into the SixersAdam Trade Machine to propose and debate three different potential Sixers trades. We talk about Matisse Thybulle’s exclusion from the Rising Stars game and his agent’s comments, a former NBA executive sort of saying the name, and if Zhaire Smith the player is worth more than his value on the open market.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:02am EDT

Joel Embiid is back, but doesn’t look quite right yet, Shake Milton had the Shake Milton game but unfortunately it was in a loss to one of the worst teams in the league. We discuss the questionable defensive efforts on the road, the upcoming trade deadline, Ben Simmons’ play since Embiid has come back, and which Academy Award nominated movie the Sixers would be. We also discuss the passing of Kobe Bryant, and the complexities of idolizing people you barely know. We also play the final Tony Toni Tatone cover song. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:50am EDT

The Sixers dominated LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers on Saturday, bringing to light questions of how to reintroduce Joel Embiid, what the ceiling of the team really is, and what Simmons and Embiid can to do maximize the team’s championship potential. We also discuss 538’s new ranking that has the Sixers as the most likely team to win the Finals, if Shake Milton can be a regular contributor, and what will ultimately determine Burke vs. Neto. We also play some of the newest cover versions of Tony Toni Tatone’s newest hit.

Note: this podcast was recorded before, and without the knowledge of the passing of Kobe Bryant. We offer our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Kobe.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

It’s better to have both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, but can we see the version of Ben Simmons we saw against the Nets with Joel Embiid in the game? What will it take to bring out the best version of both players, and why is it so hard to have an honest, all encompassing conversation about Ben Simmons? We talk about Furkan Korkmaz’s development, Tobias Harris’ consistency, trade leaks and rumors, and the Toni Tony Tatone Cover Song Contest for “You Don’t F**k Wit’ Me (I Won’t F**ck Wit’ You).

Read The Great Ben Simmons Debate by Andrew Unterberger and SixersAdam here.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:19am EDT

The trade deadline is coming! The Sixers Adam Trade Machine is here! The Sixers continue to manage to take just all all of the fun out of basketball, and still win a couple of games, Furkan Korkmaz is the best player on the team, Markelle Fultz had a triple double and a game winner on the road against the Lakers, Mike Scott and Al Horford might be washed, and Sixers Adam makes his first appearance on the Ricky to propose some trade ideas including one for a high level point guard.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

The Sixers pulled out a win at home over the Nets with a strong fourth quarter, in a game that featured many of the problems and issues they’ve had all season long. Even though it’s after a win, Mike sounds tortured and concerned, as we talk about what the team is, and what they could be. We discuss the job Brett Brown has done this year, what is and is not his fault, and if he could lose his job before the end of the season. Finally, we talk about Joel Embiid’s new shoe and piece in the Player’s Tribune.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Sixers problems on the road, and creating offense in the half-court continued in Dallas after one of their best first half performances of the season. Can the Sixers adjust with the personnel they have or is a trade necessary? We diagnose the issues on offense and defense, talk about potential trade targets and who might go, and dip into the mailbag for some questions about Elton Brand, cloning Sixers players, Uncut Gems and more.

The amazing “Adopt Don’t Shop” hoodie, with art of Rebel done by @digrupert and “Adopt Don’t Shop” under the Ricky logo will be available on January 18th at our t-shirt store for two weeks only, and then a limited supply in-store at Kinetic Skateboarding. It’s a high quality Independent brand hoodie, and proceeds will benefit Providence Animal Center.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Joel Embiid will be reevaluated in two weeks for an injury that he inexplicably returned to the game with. Brett Brown has decided to take a blowtorch to the defensive scheme without Embiid. We’ll discuss how they’ll survive and what we can expect, and if it can secretly be good for Embiid. Oh yeah, that stupid asshole Andrew Sharp is unbanned for one episode to promote his stupid new podcast, Greatest Of All Talk, which you have to pay for?

We love our Australian Ricky listeners and are sad to see what’s happening with the brush fires going on, which have destroyed a ton of land, killed millions of animals, and threaten the lives of many. Please consider a donation to the Aussie Red Cross to help the people, if you’d like to help the animals who survived but need help donate to WIRES or Wildlife Victoria.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Joel Embiid looks miserable, Al Horford looks terrible, and the Sixers are in the midst of a four-game losing streak. The players are talking about accountability, Brett Brown likes their spirit and wonders if they can flip the switch, and everyone is begging Ben Simmons to shoot threes. Is it possible for the Sixers to right the ship in a real way without major roster changes, and who needs to sacrifice and change to make it happen?

We love our Australian Ricky listeners and are sad to see what’s happening with the brush fires going on, which have destroyed a ton of land, killed thousands of animals, and threaten the lives of many. Please consider a donation to the Aussie Red Cross to help.

 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

What a weird year! We look back at 2019, from the Tobias Harris trade, to the Embiid vs. Karl Anthony Townes fight, to the Jimmy Butler “film room fight,” to the Matisse Thybulle selection in the NBA Draft. From January through December, we recap and look back on all of the craziness. We welcome Sixers Adam as the newest member of the Ricky family, and Spike checks in from Indianapolis and Fly The Process V.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Delaware, where the Process still lives. We spent Friday night in Wilmington while the Sixers were losing a game we all knew they’d lose and having much more fun. We interviewed Shizz Alston, Haywood Highsmith, Blue Coats coach Connor Johnson and Blue Coats GM Matt Lilly in front of the biggest crowd in 76ers Field House history. Yes, everyone got a Jigsaw.

Thanks to Draft Kings Sportsbook, we’ve got a special bet for Fly The Process V. Download the app, go to the Promotions section, and opt in to the Ricky Special. The bet is this: the Sixers win, TJ scores more than 4.5 points, and you got +500 odds on it! You don’t even need to go on the trip. The odds are so good that they’re limiting the bet to $5.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Christmas in Philadelphia was a success, as the Sixers ran the overrated, regular season Bucks right out of the building. Giannis was exposed, and Joel Embiid looked like the best player in the NBA. We talk about what we can take from the game in a positive way, and lessons the team should learn moving forward. We also talk about Mike’s three point competition with a Blue Coats player a two-way night, and potential chant instructions for Fly The Process V.

Speaking of Two-Way Night, if you stop into Kinetic Skateboarding before the game, mention the name of your favorite Colangelo burner account for 20% all apparel and Vans.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:03am EDT

Finally Furkan Korkmaz makes his appearance on the Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast. Spike sat down with Furkan for a half hour to talk about yellow shoes, adjusting to life in the United States, the best moment of his life, and an exceptional TJ McConnell story. We also talk about the win over the Wizards, and the struggles the Sixers continue to have with zone defense, potentially trading for Patty Mills, and the final 20 spots in the Top 100 Sixers of the 2010s.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Trade season has opened in the NBA, and there are some former Sixers who are available that could help the current club. What will it take to get them? The Sixers look half-asleep against the Heat and unable to bust their college-style loser zone, and lose their second in a row after a disappointing loss to the Nets. Finally, Mike is sick, so some old Liberty Ballers jokes and references make him feel better. We also discuss the Top 100 Sixers of the 2010s.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Tobias Harris has become the Sixers most reliable scorer and an above average defender, what has caused it, and does he have a better All-Star case than Ben Simmons. The net result of the Joel Embiid, his fun factor, and the Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal back and forth. We diagnose the team’s fourth quarter struggles, Spike names his favorite non-Embiid Sixers player, and we asses Elton Brand’s performance as general manager.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

To think that we, The Ricky, would welcome Anna Horford, Al Horford’s sister on the podcast shows just how far we’ve come. Anna, younger sister of Al, and host of The Horford Happy Hour podcast, joins us to talk about growing up as Al’s sister, going from Boston to Philadelphia, what it would take to hate the Celtics, and many other Horford related topics. Anna is also brave enough to enter the Jigsaw. We also talk about Joel Embiid’s fun quotient, a Ricky engagement at the game, and a denied Hinkie t-shirt.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Wizards game never happened. The Sixers obliterated the Cavs in what may have been Ben Simmons’ most dominant offensive performance, and then turned around and beat the Raptors, even with Joel Embiid struggling once again. We talk about Brett Brown’s demand of one three pointer and eight free throws, the malaise that has surrounded Embiid and the difference between him physically in 2016 to today, the consistency of Tobias Harris, Thybulle settling in, and whether or not Spike and Mike are actually friends.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

We give grades to every Sixers player at the quarter-season (!!) mark of the NBA season. We grade them based on our expectations for this season, which does seem to favor Furkan Korkmaz in a lot of ways. We also discuss the newest enemy of the Process, who we will see in Indiana, and whether Joel Embiid “gets away with” a lot of stuff.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:52am EDT

Ways that the Sixers can get Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons opportunities on offense that aren’t post-ups or transition baskets, every single game is a nail-biter that comes down to the wire no matter who the Sixers play, where they play or how they play, Embiid playing in two back to backs, TJ McConnell’s value to the Process and return to Philadelphia, the Norvel Pelle experience, and Tobias Harris settling in to his midrange comfort zone.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

Joel Embiid had the worst game of his career and then followed it up with one of his best games of the season. Matisse Thybulle took advantage of some playing time given to him because of a Josh Richardson injury and a Furkan Korkmaz roasting to play his best minutes of the season. We talk about the ups and downs of the Simmons and Embiid experience, the fact that Jimmy Butler won’t shut up, and Mike gets mad at an emailer.

All t-shirts are 30% off on Friday in our t-shirt store. On Friday, The Shirt will be back (in blue), Process or Die (in red), a restock of Al Horford Appreciator and our winter beanie. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT

Jimmy Butler, who just wants to win, and works harder than anyone, chose to play with a bunch of sixth men in Miami instead of the Sixers. In his return to to Philadelphia, he was booed lustily, and got his ass kicked by the guy he was traded for, Josh Richardson. Joel Embiid looked like himself, and the Sixers were at their best on both sides of the ball. We talk about Butler’s return, Horford’s good few games, and the first time Brett Brown ever wasn’t nice about someone. We rule on whether to once again ban Kevin O’Connor, talk about the Sixers City Edition jerseys, and the most disturbing Jigsaw of all time.

Fly The Process V to Indianapolis for New Year's Eve is now cheaper for everyone thanks to Draft Kings Sportsbook! Each package is discounted, even if you already purchased it. Check out all the new prices. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

We all knew that Ben Simmons was going to shoot and make a three this year, and he did, from the corner, like a boss. It was Simmons whose defensive frenzy later led the Sixers, who once again made things more difficult than they should, past the Knicks. We discuss Korkmaz vs. Thybulle, Joel Embiid’s Chernobyl syndrome, why Mike doesn’t believe in clutch (even though he believes Mike Scott is), whether Mike Muscala is now a different guy, and one of the funniest Jigsaws of all time.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

After five straight road losses, the Sixers sit at 7-5, with an offense that is often times excruciating, and a defense that isn’t living up to the hype. We talk about how much is personnel, effort, execution or scheme? Will time and adjustments turn them into the championship contender we’d hoped, or will it take a change in personnel? The jigsaw makes its triumphant return, and the Lorenzo Brown mailbag is a comical blend of panic and sadness.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

Tobias Harris hasn’t made a three in weeks, the Sixers barely beat the Cavs and then lost in Orlando. We discuss the reality of the time it will take for the Sixers to come together, and what problems might not be cured with time. Also, Embiid' playing himself into shape while sitting out games, Brett Brown’s responsibility, Simmons around the rim, the revelation that is Kyle O’Quinn, some panicked emails with trade proposals, and Mike’s old player descriptions.

*Warning: due to a rec league basketball injury (causing a pain killer) and it being 3am EST, Mike sounds very very slow. This is not a technical error.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:47am EDT

The Sixers have lost three in a row, their offense seems stagnant and their defense has shown some leaking. We talk about how much concern we should have, the title-readiness of the two young stars Simmons and Embiid, Matisse Thybulle’s first DNP-CD, hot Furkan and Kyle O’Quinn, and the possible of a Butler and Embiid Chernobyl type event. Also, Spike takes us deep into beef-corner with a former football writer.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:51am EDT

Furkan Korkmaz was mad that he wasn’t playing enough so he wanted to be traded, the Sixers then didn’t pick up his rookie option. He became an unrestricted free agent, and no one wanted him, but the Sixers couldn’t find anyone else, so they re-signed him. That’s what made the game winner so sweet. We discuss the Portland game, the Horford screen, O’Quinn passing, and Anfernee Simons. We also talk about whether Embiid should cool it in a number of ways.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Joel Embiid got into a fight with Karl-Anthony Towns, and then called him a number of names on Instagram and Twitter afterward. Ben Simmons joined in, Al Horford did not, and Mike Scott really enjoyed all of it. We talk about the fight and how it can galvanize the team, the defensive efforts in the wins over the Timberwolves and the Hawks, the team’s evolution on offense, the Korkmaz game, and naming the new Victory Cigar player, as well as Frosty Freeze-Out leader.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:53am EDT

It was ugly at the start, but the Sixers, who are on pace to go 82-0, beat the Celtics into submission, 90s NBA style. Joel Embiid only had to play 23 minutes, Josh Richardson was an animal on defense, and Al Horford rang the bell. We talk about the play of each starter, and the bench, which featured Furkan Korkmaz for nearly 20 minutes, Kyle O’Quinn shooting threes, and neither Neto nor Burke till the very end. The Celtics are trash.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:20am EDT

The Sixers start the season as co-favorites to win the Eastern Conference… we’ve come a long way. We wrap up the preseason, and the performances of the stars, as well as Smith, Thybulle, Korkmaz and more. We go over some predictions for the season, and then break down where we think the Sixers end up, and who wins the NBA Championship.

Ricky Two-Way Night at the Blue Coats is 12/27, will feature a Live Ricky post-game and tickets are just $14 with promo code RTRS. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Ben Simmons hit the shot heard round the world, we finally talk about it. Also, Matisse Thybulle’s emergence, Al Horford’s quiet excellence, the multiple quiet tournaments on the Sixers, the NBA vs. China controversy and what is the league’s place in these issues, Neto vs. Burke, Zhaire Smith’s development, and Mike finally gives up on Jonah Bolden.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Ben Simmons doesn't feel like answering questions about his jump shot, Joel Embiid misses Jimmy Butler, and Derek Bodner says this is the most professional Sixers camp he's ever been to. Today's podcast, taped live at the Sixers Blue and White Scrimmage at the Fieldhouse, talks about the two young stars, the offense with less creation and shooting, and the crunch time five with Derek Bodner of The Athletic. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Sixers had their annual media day and opened training camp, and there were a lot of quotes from every player. We go through big quotes from Embiid, Simmons, Horford, Harris, Brown and more and determine whether the person was telling the truth or lying. We also recap Live Ricky IV, the crowning achievement of the Ricky. Basketball has returned, another offseason survived.

Spend New Year's Eve with The Rights To Ricky Sanchez and TJ McConnell! More info here. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Brett Brown made a surprise appearance at Live Ricky IV, surprised the audience with a gift and we surprised him with an honor. Mike Scott wore a Rights To Ricky Sanchez hockey jersey and was as charming as ever. And Spike, Mike, Ike Reese and Joe Giglio inducted Burnergate, Retweet Armageddon and TJ McConnell into the Process Hall of Fame. Music by the Paul Green Rock Academy. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The Lorenzo Brown Mailbag dips into the Sixers lineup with no tattoos, who we've got Twitter alerts for, and what's more important, Simmons' shot or Embiid's health. We also talk about who sounds more confused about the Ricky, Okafor, Jadakiss, Speights or Kirilenko, and announce Fly The Process V, a very special affair. 

Live Ricky IV is FRIDAY! Don't miss it! Come see us and Mike Scott, tickets here. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Brett Brown has had the craziest, most unique run of any coach in professional sports, and he's survived it all. As he embarks upon a season with more expectations than ever, what kind of job has he done, and what does he have to do to be considered a next level coach? We also do another round of Sixers season over/unders, and talk about what an ego-free Sixers team would look like.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

With TJ McConnell and JaKarr Sampson in Indiana with the Pacers, there is some true Process history. With Malcolm Brogdon and his stolen Rookie Of The Year trophy, there's a true enemy. We talk about the Pacers prospects for this season, Oladipo's return and fit with Brogdon, Myles Turner's ceiling and more with Caitlin Cooper of Indy Cornrows. 

Live Ricky IV with Mike Scott is September 27th. Don't miss out! Get tickets here. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Giannis and Embiid, the Sixers and the Bucks, everyone is thinking that the Eastern Conference will come down to these two teams. We take a deeper look at the Bucks in an awesome episode with Frank Madden of Brew Hoop, where we talk about the Bucks offseason, future, a killer jigsaw and the worst fart Mike ever had, which occurred in a car.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

The entire Sixers starting lineup is in the Sports Illustrated Top 100 players, we talk about where they landed and if they should have been higher or lower. We discuss the Mike Scott tailgate fight insanity, the conclusion of a Fly The Process Love Story, and tell you how you can get tattooed on stage at Live Ricky IV. If you want to get tattooed, enter at www.rightstorickysanchez.com/tattoo.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:07am EDT

Over/unders are always one of our most popular podcasts. As we move to Sixers season previews, we take on a ton of over/unders, including Ben Simmons threes, Embiid games played, Zaire Smith minutes, Brett Brown aging, and much more. We also discuss where Antonio Brown would fit in the list of Sixers crazy stories, where Charles Barkley sits as an all-time Sixer, and how Mike Scott will deal without wearing the Karate Kid style headband. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:08am EDT

The Sixers are the co-favorites in the Eastern Conference, but they are not the only team in the Eastern Conference. Before we dive into team-by-team deep dives, we take a big picture look at the the East with The Ringer’s John Gonzalez. We talk about the Bucks, Celtics, Nets, Pacers, Raptors and Heat. We also guess whether Jimmy Butler will get booed, and pitch Live Ricky IV as a story for John to cover.

Live Ricky IV: Cashed Out with Mike Scott is coming on 9/27 at the Franklin Music Hall. Don't miss it! Tickets available here. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:50am EDT

Carmelo Anthony, Spencer Hawes, and Joe Johnson were all names associated with the Sixers this week. We discuss the hilarity of all of them, potential Sixers non-starting lineups, and whether attractiveness has an inverse relationship to basketball skill. Then Connor Barwin joins us to discuss Thursday’s Make The World Better Foundation concert with Future Island, Strand of Oaks and Hop Along, the potential end of his career, why he’s settled into being a Philadelphian, and Elton Brand, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

Tickets are available for the 5th Annual MTWB Foundation concert here.

Live Ricky IV: Cashed Out with Mike Scott is on sale HERE. You can skip Ticketmaster fees by buying them at the Franklin Music Hall box office.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

The Basketball Jones was a legendary basketball podcast (based in Canada), which became The Starters, a show that had a six year run on NBA TV. Original TBJer (currently called The Free Agents) joined the pod to talk about the evolution of being a Raptors fan, last year’s championship, Kawhi, Vince Carter, the growth from The Basketball Jones to The Starters to today, and the Sixers.Live Ricky IV: Cashed Out with Mike Scott is on sale Friday at noon HERE.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Joel Embiid’s offseason has been quiet, we talk about that, as well as a big mailbag full of Sixers questions and a lot of other stuff. Josh Richardson’s role on offense and defense, Mike Scott’s Philly ice cream tour, Mike’s thoughts on reality television, which pre-process Sixers events would have been most fun to talk about on the podcast, and a lot more.

The presale for Live Ricky IV is WEDNESDAY, and to get the password, you need to sign up for the newsletter. Do it here. If you skip the presale, that’s cool, just get tickets Friday at noon HERE.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:55am EDT

Billy King traded for Ricky Sanchez. Also, Billy King was the Sixers general manager from 1998 until 2007, and then the Nets GM from 2010 until 2016, and a lot happened in those years. Drafting Andre Iguodala, trading Allen Iverson, the famous Celtics trade when he was with the Nets, as well as trading for Deron Williams. We talked to Billy about his time as GM of both teams, the current NBA climate, and Elton Brand’s hiring as Sixers GM, and their chances for an NBA title.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

The featured guest at Live Ricky IV will be Mike Scott! We talk about Mike, and the show, which is coming September 27th to the Franklin Music Hall. We also reveal the inductees for the 2019 Process Hall Of Fame, talk about the hiring of Roy Hibbert to the Player Development staff, 538's projection that the Sixers are the most likely team to win the Finals, and what to do in Syracuse. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

Native Philadelphian Andy Greenwald is living the dream. He went from a media writer and podcaster on Grantland and The Ringer to actually creating his own TV show, Briarpatch. We talked about the new show, his Ringer podcast with Chris Ryan, his emo music book Nothing Feels Good, his attachment to Philadelphia sports and Joel Embiid, creating TV, music and movies in 2019, and whether Andy's jump to TV writer and producer means Mike can be on the Sixers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:59am EDT

Amos Lee is a successful singer, song writer, and is one of only two people to guest host the Ricky in Spike or Mike's absence. Amos joined the podcast to talk about the new pod's new intro song, his thoughts on the Sixers offseason, uniform, and owners, what life is like on the road, Toni Tony Tatone, Vallone's, take listener questions, and an odd connection between Bruce Hornsby and Allen Iverson.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

TJ McConnell was the last player left on the Sixers from the 10-win team (not counting Elton Brand), before he signed with the Indiana Pacers. On the day he leaves Philadelphia, TJ joined us to talk about some of his best moments in Philadelphia, his relationship with Joel Embiid, which Sixer he’ll pick up full court, and his legendary appearance on the Live Ricky at Underground Arts. We also discuss the Sixers signing of Trey Burke and reveal the nominees for the Process Hall Of Fame.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

It's grainy, shaky, workout video season, which is truly when we thrive. We discuss the Ben Simmons workout videos with Chris Johnson, and whether we're in our out (they're leading the podcast so even if we're out, we're in), the signing of Furkan Korkmaz less than a year after he requested a trade, JaKarr Sampson to the Pacers, and Ben Simmons potentially making a toast at Joel Embiid's wedding. It's the offseason. Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice returns, as does the Lorenzo Brown Mailbag. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

Ben Simmons signed a five-year, $170 million extension, we discuss what the future looks like for the length of the deal. Kyle Korver picked the Bucks over the Sixers, we discuss why, and what the Sixers should do with their final roster spot. We introduce our new theme song, “We Was Right” by Amos Lee and Jaron Olevsky, the Sixers issues that AU thinks we forgot, and the best way to construct a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Also, JJ Redick was lying about not being on social media.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:12am EDT

Mike made his annual trip to Las Vegas to brave the suffocating heat, people from NBA Twitter and sin to watch NBA Summer League basketball. In a now yearly tradition, this Mike only edition of The Ricky includes chats with Zhaire Smith, Matisse Thybulle, Norvelle Pelle, Shake Milton, Mike's Lakers fan girlfriend Alyssa, Jason Blevins, The Ringer's John Gonzalez, Taylor Misiak and Tony Yacenda. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

Free Agency is mostly over, the draft is over, and the Sixers roster is for the most part, set for the 2019-20 season. We take a big picture look at the Sixers strengths, weaknesses, and questions for the upcoming season, as well as where their most serious competition will come from in the Eastern Conference. We also celebrate the six-year anniversary of the podcast, and give you the chance to submit your nominations for the 2019 Process Hall Of Fame.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:20am EDT

TJ McConnell is part of the Process Core Four and he’s no longer a Sixer, so we give him a fitting farewell. We wrap up Sixers free agency with their signings of Raul Neto and Kyle O’Quinn, and put a final stamp on the Tobias Harris signing and trade as well as the Al Horford and James Ennis signings. We also discuss Joel Embiid’s life after JJ Redick, And we also preview Mike’s annual trip to Summer League in Vegas.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

The Sixers did not run it back. They ran some of it back. We discuss the re-signing of Tobias Harris, the Jimmy Butler trade to the Miami Heat for Josh Richardson, the loss of JJ Redick, and the signing of former Celtic and former enemy Al Horford. Andrew Unterberger’s terrible internet connection kept him off the pod, but Spike’s rage fest about Jimmy Butler made up for it.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Free agency for the Sixers and every NBA team begins on Sunday at 6pm. Jimmy Butler may be back, may leave, and be be signed and traded elsewhere. Tobias Harris will take meetings, but also could be back as well. We discuss the possibilities with all Sixers free agents, and the reprecussions of the moves. We also discuss Sixers owner and Ricky fan David Heller selling his stake in the Sixers.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:25am EDT

How long can the Sixers continue to overpay in trades and devalue margins before it prevents them from having an extended championship window? We talk about their draft night decisions, trades, and comments before and after from the team. Then we have a long conversation with EV Hoops scout Elan Vinokurov on Sixers first round pick Matisse Thybulle, his shooting, and adjustment to NBA defense.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

“Give me the 2020 second round, and I’ll make an NBA champion.” - Michael Levin - The Sixers traded up with the Boston Celtics to take a player from the University Of Washington… again. The 76ers exchange the 24th and 33rd picks to select Matisse Thybulle at 20, with the Celtics knowing the they were interested in the defensive standout. To Spike’s dismay, the Celtics took Carsen Edwards with the 33rd pick. The Sixers traded the 34th pick to Atlanta for a future second round pick, and the 54th and 57th picks, which became Marial Shayok, and Jordan Bone, who they also traded.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Spike and Mike give their official Big Boards, Mike from hours of watching college basketball, Spike from watching highlights on YouTube only. Spike goes over his top ten, and Mike responds with a top 30. Also up for discussion is Kyrie Irving and Al Horford having almost assuredly decided to leave the Boston Celtics to not play in Boston and not play for a coach whose job is always on the line.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

The NBA Draft is this week, and we deep dive into it all with NBA Scount Elan Vinokurov, talking about what he got right and wrong from last year, who he likes at the top of this year’s draft, and potential selections for the Sixers at 24 and the second round. We also discuss the Anthony Davis trade to the Lakers and its effect on the Sixers, and the NBA Finals. You can find out more about Elan’s draft camps at evhoops.com.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

Would you take a 50% chance on signing an injured Kevin Durant if it meant letting Butler and Harris go? Spike and Mike discuss that question, talk about the rumors involving Anthony Davis and the Lakers and Celtics, who the Sixers might sign if Harris and Butler leave, what the chances are that Ben Simmons has a better career than Joel Embiid, and two listener submitted jigsaws. Also, Mike debates whether or not to eat an almond.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

We’ve made a lot of enemies over the last six years, and most of them don’t even know they’re our enemies. In September of 2017, we did our first podcast ranking the Enemies Of The Process, and we decided it was time for an updated ranking. Andrew Unterberger joins us to figure out which Colangelo is worse, where David Silver ranks, whether Spike’s dad is in the top ten, and where everyone else falls in the top 20. We also talk about the Sixers hire of Ime Udoka as assistant coach.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:51am EDT

Spike is having second thoughts about running it back completely, so we discuss the possible problems with doing that. We also discuss the Sixers interviewing Avery Johnson to be an assistant coach, the team’s change atop their medical staff, and figure out which non-playoff starter they would trade a Sixers starter for if they had the chance. We also announced that the Final Lottery Party raised over $16,000 for the Providence Animal Center and Coded By Kids. Thank you!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

After. a long, painful banning, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor joined us to talk about his banning and unbanning, the pain Danny Chau must be going through, the Sixers trades and off-season plans, Ben Simmons shooting with the wrong hand, and we go deep into the NBA Draft to look at Sixers options with their five picks. Donate to Kevin’s fundraiser Dunk On Cancer in honor of his dad at Dunk On Cancer’s site, click on Rights To Ricky Sanchez in the leaderboard and be part of the Ricky pledge group.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:45am EDT

It’s been one year since the Ringer published the article about Bryan Colangelo’s burner Twitter accounts that would later get him fired, only to be replaced by Elton Brand, who he once signed and is on the shirt. We look back at Burnergate one year later, talk about its lasting effects, every crazy detail we can remember, rank the burner accounts, and go over Colagelo’s Sixers resume. We also go around the league with Ish Smith and discuss the Finals, the Timberwolves front office and the Rockets fire sale. Finally, we end the podcast with a replay of our podcast from one year ago tonight. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:00am EDT