Wednesday , Jul , 09 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

ESPN Reports Elton Brand to Sign with Sixers

ESPN Reports Elton Brand to Sign with SixersThe highly anticipated Hollywood marriage hooking up Elton Brand and Baron Davis is over before it started.

The Philadelphia 76ers swiftly and stunningly managed to break it up after a week of bliss in theory only by convincing Brand to jump to the Eastern Conference and spurn what was widely presumed to be his slam-dunk return to the Los Angeles Clippers to play alongside Davis.

NBA front-office sources told on Tuesday that Brand has verbally agreed to sign a five-year deal worth an estimated $82 million with the Sixers, who feared as recently as late last week that they wouldn’t be able to compete financially for Brand with the Clippers and Golden State Warriors.