Newly-acquired Philadelphia 76ers player Bynum greets fans during a news conference at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

Andrew Bynum is selling tickets in Philadelphia


This season Philly fans aren’t even waiting for the Eagles inevitable collapse to get on the 76ers bandwagon.

The Sixers were bold this summer and moved Andre Iguodala to bring in the second best center in the NBA — Andrew Bynum. We have yet to see how that meshes on the court — it should work out but this is the most pressure Bynum has been under, he’s the leader — but it is working out well off the court.

Ticket sales are through the roof in the City of Brotherly Love reports Darren Rovell for ESPN.

Friday, team CEO Adam Aron told the Sixers have doubled their season-ticket base (92 percent of season-ticket holders renewed with some prices raised) and quadrupled sales of their 10-game plans as compared to last year.

Under new owner Joshua Harris the Sixers have both stepped up their marketing and their efforts at in-game entertainment (more dancers, better halftime acts, etc). They have pushed to sell 10-game ticket packs and it has worked.

But in the end, a team that made the playoffs and showed hope last season combined with offseason moves that brought Bynum to town have given hope to Philly fans. And hope sells.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.