Less Wins More Vibes
The Opening Tip
Hello and Good Day, It's the Corner Three!
Oh Yeah, The Sixers
The Run Down
(Get well Soon Tobias, Joel, Matisse and Isaiah)
Sometimes you get lucky, other times you lose 4 players (including your two best) to a weird unannounced but very clear COVID outbreak among the roster. There really is no other way to describe it except the way that my most handsomest hooping son, PG1 himself, Tyrese Maxey does, "The Vibes are immacuate." A 7 man rotation that has seen guys like Maxey, 1st Ballot Hall of Famer Furkan Korkmaz and Mr. 40 boards in 24 hours, Andre Drummond, play 40-44 minutes the past few games with unfortunately no end in sight. Tobias Harris is on the mend, Joel Embiid still has a ways, and we've yet to even hear if Matisse Thybulle is alive.
The guys gave incredibly valiant efforts against the Knicks and Bucks in an early week back to back but just ran out of gas. Ideally, you would have liked to have one of those, considering whats in store for this upcoming schedule but who knows, the way this team is playing together and playing hard for their coach and each other, it's not out of the realm of possibility that they steal one or three.
I'm watching this current roster do what they do and it really hit that maybe Daryl Morey was/is on to something. Maybe you don't trade 25 for role players because you already have role players that already fit and already know the system. On the other hand though, what if the only being offered (atleast until December) is role players? Still one big mess that I'm tired of and can't wait to be over and don't envy Morey or the position he's in because as we say yearly around here, they've gotta do whatever it takes to put a contender around Embiid.
On the Carl Landry Record Club podcast this week, Spike and Mutlu discussed Gang Starr's Hard To Earn and Frank Ocean's Channel Orange. Listen to the pod and subscribe right here.
The Rest From The Best
Just what the fuck are supposed to think and feel about this all of a sudden lovable and joyous Sixers team? Andrew Unterberger has a few suggestions.
The Sixers have the number one offense in the league (yeah, that's right *David Putty voice*) Mike O'Connor on how their doing it and if it's sustainable.
After 617 days with their lights off and their wells dry, Stateside Vodka Bar reopens for 1 day for their 5th limited release of Stateside Black Label Bourbon. Saturday, November 20th, 11AM-5PM. 1700 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19122. They'd love if you'd come hang out. If not, that's fine, you can still buy Stateside products from (almost) any state HERE.
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Peace, Love and Process
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