When: Fri., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. 2018
Earlier this month, Philadelphia phenom Ben Simmons became the latest Sixer to be honored with his own specialty beer. A joint collaboration between Philly’s Misconduct Tavern and Conshohocken Brewing Company, All About the Benjamins is a New England-style IPA brewed with Australian hops, celebrating Simmons’ Boomer roots. Between Simmons’ runaway Rookie of the Year campaign and Joel Embiid’s emergence as an All-Star, there’s plenty to drink to in the city of brotherly love. After years of being mired in the NBA draft lottery, the scrappy Sixers are knocking on the door to the post-season party and, like Simmons, fighting for respect along the way. With “injury management” remaining a key concern for the Spurs, San Antonio’s own young guns continue to contribute when called upon. Granted the opportunity, Dejounte Murray, Brandon Paul, Bryn Forbes, and Davis Bertans have the fresh legs to keep pace with Philly.