Four SUPER WEIRD Sixers Stats 😱
The Opening Tip
Hello and Happy Thursday, it's the Corner Three!
What's better than one all-star? Two! What's even better than that? A team above .500! (GFY Boston)
Hit the music!
Oh Yeah,The Sixers
The good guys are 5-5 in their last ten (yuck) but remain atop the Eastern Conference with the Nets heavy on their asses and finally..finally..finally.. beat the Raptors in Tor...uh..Tampa!
Take a Bow:
4 straight all-star appearances, not too shabby for a guy who at one time was thought to not ever be able to play basketball again after a foot injury. I haven't run out of superlatives yet but man, the dude is just on a different level than his contemporaries right now. As is customary while being a fan of this team, no good thing is complete without an accompanying worry so I (We) will be keeping close eye on the big fella's back. You'll recall it was injured when current 2nd place guy in MVP race, Lebron James, pushed him during a dunk attempt like a coward. Anyway! The all-star break can't come soon enough because something tells me the mad dash for the one seed in the East is going to be insane so it'll be all hands on deck for sure.
3 straight all-star appearances. Defensive Player of the Year candidate (maybe front runner). We know what Ben doesn't excel/hasn't progressed at and those shortcomings are very well documented but as of late he's settled in nicely and really gone above and beyond in overcompensating in the areas he's best, secondary break, terrorizing defense, and quick decisions when the ball is in his hands. He'll need all of that and then some (a corner three or two? just kidding..unless) in the playoffs.
He tried his best to sidestep having to coach the all-star game but such is life when you're the captain of the best team in the East. Not a bad problem to have.
Consideration for an all-star spot was more than warranted, ironically though, feels like his own teammate may have been the reason he didn't get in. Such is life in the league though and his teammates and coaches know exactly how much he means. Everything else....Politics as Usual.
The guys have some goodies against the Mavericks, Pacers and Jazz coming up to cap off the first half of the season. Here's hoping they can create some breathing room or atleast stay afloat before taking a much needed and well deserved break to recharge and finish strong before playoffs.
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The Rest From The Best
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It's ok to feel hope! Maybe some years the Lebron PR machine takes a narrative and does a 40 yard dash with it, but maybe this year isn't one of those. Andrew Unterberger with a well thought reminder that we don't have to accept the LBJ MVP narrative this year.
So we definitely need another guy. However! What if we had two other guys? (Both of whom I approve of). Sixers Adam has us covered with two potential trade targets before the March 25 trade deadline.
Fresh Pod in your feed! Spike and Mike dive into the Sixers ugly ass split with the Raptors and Nick Nurse, Volvo Car Salesman's defense making life hell for Joel Embiid, touch a bit on Tobias the Finisher and Ben Simmons the all-star. Tap in!
Peace, Love and Process
Be Good to yourself and each other, and go for a walk.