Sport: Brotherly Love in Philadelphia

Cunningham has shaped up the feuding 76ers for the play-offs

It made sense in a way. Philadelphia 76er Coach Billy Cunningham had just watched his team, the most prodigally gifted in the N.B.A., lose to the league's second worst club, the Houston Rockets, and he needed a lift. Emerging from a disco after a few consoling beers, he got one. A man who claims to hold the world's record for push-ups (9,000 in five hours) offered to demonstrate his prowess. Cunningham gingerly stepped onto his back. Up, down, up, down—two full push-ups with the 212-lb....

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