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I Bid You, Farewell….

June 25th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on I Bid You, Farewell…. | Filed in General, TalkSportsPhilly


June 18, 2014…

It was exactly two-years ago today, that I posted my first article for TalkSportsPhilly. Since then, I’ve posted roughly 100+ more. With each one, I’ve become more comfortable with my writing, and my ability to put my opinion into an article. When I first started writing for TSP, I was a nervous 16-year old with aspirations of becoming the next big thing on ESPN. As I stand here today, my hopes are to just be the best writer that I can be, and let the rest fall into place.

It is with large smile that I sit here today, and can say that I am leaving TalkSportsPhilly. I have taken this decision under consideration for quite some time, and have decided that it is in my best interest to explore other options, at this time. TSP and I are not parting on poor terms, quite the opposite actually. Leo and the rest of the TSP staff have graciously accepted me, and made me one of their own since my first day here. They have done nothing but push me to become a better writer, and put out the best product that I can for all of you to read. For that, I will always be grateful. Leo was the first man to give me a chance as a writer, and I will never forget that.

Many times, articles like this end in goodbye. But, I can tell you that this is not goodbye. It’s more along the lines of, see you later!


Report: Sixers Considering Jamal Murray at No.1

June 6th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Report: Sixers Considering Jamal Murray at No.1 | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers, Sports
Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America

Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America

Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram?

That’s been the question for the better part of the last three weeks, more so since it became public knowledge that the Philadelphia 76ers became the owners of the first-overall pick in the NBA Draft. However, recent reports have suggested that things are not as cut-and-dry as they seem.

Keith Pompey of is reporting that the Sixers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley gave the impression that the team is considering one other player along with the duo of Simmons and Ingram, and his name is Jamal Murray. Eversley was quoted on Thursday saying, “Jamal Murray, we certainly got a chance to see him a couple of weeks ago. He’s certainly going to be one of those kids who’s going to be in contention for the No. 1 pick. We like him a lot. He’s going to bring a lot to wherever he goes in the NBA, certainly a talent.” I don’t know about you, but it certainly sounds to me like they’re big fans of this kid. 

The 19-year old combo guard from Kentucky has been widely regarded as one of the top-five prospects in this draft class, according to league insiders. Although, he hasn’t been looked at in the same light as Simmons or Ingram, this most recent report could change that.


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