David writes opinion and analysis pieces, with a heavy emphasis on the four professional sports teams.

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Kobe Bryant let Doc Rivers in. One year after his death, the absence still stings. | David Murphy

Three weeks before his death, Kobe Bryant sat in a corner with Doc Rivers and peppered him with coaching questions.

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Defense may not win championships, but it’s the Sixers’ best shot | David Murphy

With Seth Curry rejoining the starting lineup for the first time in eight games, the Sixers now need to playing defense the way they did in the season's first couple weeks.

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Ben Simmons is struggling. Seth Curry is returning. The Sixers need to find out who they are. | David Murphy

How far behind are the Sixers in an Eastern Conference led by James Harden, Kevin Durant and the Nets? With Seth Curry on the verge of returning, we can finally get back to figuring them out.

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Carson Wentz or Jalen Hurts? The right move is both, and the Eagles should try to pull it off. | David Murphy

The desired end game should be to arrive in late August with two of the NFL’s most valuable commodities: an established quarterback and a strong other choice.

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What does the future hold for Ben Simmons and the Sixers? And Tyrese Maxey? | David Murphy

Ben Simmons may never become an elite scorer the way many have hoped. Can the Sixers live with that?

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Time will tell if Sixers missed out on the James Harden trade sweepstakes | David Murphy

The Nets’ trade for James Harden makes them a lot better and the Sixers’ title odds a lot longer. But nobody was in a better position to weigh these things than Daryl Morey.

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Can the NBA survive the season? Another shorthanded Sixers loss makes you wonder. | David Murphy

The Sixers have now lost two straight games with half their players missing. How many more before the legitimacy of this COVID-19 season comes into question?

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In a game that shouldn’t have been played, Tyrese Maxey made you not care | David Murphy

The short-handed Sixers did what they could. It wasn't enough. By the way, Tyrese Maxey is a star in the making.

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No offense, no defense, no energy: Sixers lay an egg against Nets | David Murphy

An electric performance from rookie point guard Tyrese Maxey wasn't enough to save the lifeless Sixers from a loss to a Nets team that was missing its two superstars.

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Joel Embiid’s passing, Tyrese Maxey’s shooting: Two more reasons to love these Sixers | David Murphy

The Sixers continue to handle their business. With a win over the Hornets Monday, they are off to their best start since 2000-01.