Pelicans & NBA Basketball

Pelicans & NBA Basketball

David Murphy: Sixers have been better with Markelle Fultz on bench

Down by seven, down by one, down by 15. That's what the scoreboard showed when Markelle Fultz checked out for the first time in each of the Sixers' first three games. The usual disclaimers apply. It's early. If this were an NFL season, the Sixers would be early in the third quarter of their season opener. One can argue that Brett Brown is not anywhere close to having an actionable sample size on which to base significant decisions.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf talks about the 1996 flag controversy

Former Gulfport High standout and NBA star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, formerly Chris Jackson, speaks to a group in Gulfport at a networking luncheon on March 27, 2015. Abdul-Rauf touched on a number of topics, including the 1996 flag controversy.