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Tony Battie

Tony Battie

Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 11"/240 lbs
Born: Dallas, Texas
College: Texas Tech
Draft: 1997 1st round (5th pick) by the
  • Sports Illustrated Philadelphia 76ers News, Analysis and More

    NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving Remains 'Invested' in Sixers Rival

    Nobody could’ve guessed Kyrie Irving would remain a member of the Brooklyn Nets at the start of the 2022 offseason. With a decision about picking up his contract option or not for next season looming, all signs were pointing toward Irving declining his $36 million contract for next year and testing the free agency market. To no surprise, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were linked to Irving following the 2021-2022 season.

  • The Morning Call

    Traitors return: Ben Simmons, Carson Wentz return to Philadelphia 8 days apart to face 76ers, Eagles

    You see, Simmons demanded a trade, and when the Sixers refused, he then claimed he was unable to play due to unspecified “mental health issues. These issues seemed to stem from his coach and his teammate saying he didn’t play well, which he didn’t. This would be like me refusing to show up for work due to “mental health issues” because my editors said I made grammaterical errors.

  • Sports Illustrated Philadelphia 76ers News, Analysis and More

    NBA Rumors: Is Kevin Durant Willing to Follow Ben Simmons' Blueprint?

    Around the time Simmons requested his trade, the Brooklyn Nets inked Kevin Durant to a four-year extension, which kicks in this upcoming season. At the time, the marriage between Durant and Brooklyn seemed excellent. Now, it’s headed for an early divorce.