The Philadelphia 76ers have just opened a new, state-of-the-art practice facility, and maybe the coolest part is a unique touch that nods to one of the iconic moments in the history of Philadelphia basketball. The reception desk in the lobby of the building is made out of hardwood, but not just any hardwood — it’s a part of the court from Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game on March 2, 1962. The reception desk is made of the wood from the basketball court of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game.
OAKLAND — In just a few days, Zaza Pachulia will be plenty busy inside Oracle Arena. On Friday night, he showed up next door to take in his first Major League Baseball game. The Warriors’ new center threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the A’s took on the Rangers. “I’ve never been to a baseball game, don’t ask me why,” he said while awaiting the moment. “I’m just very excited to be here with my family. Hopefully this will be the point where I really start watching the game.” Listed at 6-foot-11 and wearing a No. 27 A’s jersey, the 13-year NBA veteran strode to the Coliseum mound and fired away. Sort of. It was more of an Eephus pitch than a fastball he delivered. But it was in the vicinity