The NBA's midsummer frenzy of news provides plenty of fodder for this week's "Not Another Philly Sports Talk Show" podcast.
Mike Sielski and Jonathan Tannenwald open the show by discussing the many storylines in Kevin Durant's move to the Golden State Warriors, including a parallel to the Phillies' late-2000s dynasty that fans here ought to keep in mind.
Inquirer columnist Mike Jensen joins the show to chat about the 76ers' upbeat summer so far, from Ben Simmons' solid debut to smart free-agent signings such as former Episcopal Academy star Gerald Henderson.
But it's always worth keeping in mind that while Bryan Colangelo is doing a lot of things right so far - indeed, a lot of things Sam Hinkie would have done - the 76ers still have an incredibly long way to go before they can realistically consider being a true contender for anything.
There's some big local hoops news beyond the 76ers to talk about, as Philly native Kyle Lowry is headed to the Olympics with Team USA. It's a good time to look back at how far the Villanova product has come since the days when he used to drive Sonny Hill and Jay Wright crazy.
Last on the docket is a reflection on the wonderful essays former Inquirer columnist Bill Lyon has written in recent weeks about his battle with Alzheimer's. All of the show's panelists share some memories about how Bill's work touched them individually and the Philadelphia sports landscape as a whole.