4️⃣ Keys To The Sixers Stretch Run
The Opening Tip
Hello and Happy Thursday. It's the Corner Three!
One More Sleep till Go Time
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Oh Yeah, The Sixers
The Post All-Star Vibes are...Immaculate
Here's what I'll be looking for during the most important stretch run in Sixers history (until next season)
1. JH Getting up to speed
Fucking duh I know, but in a world where everyone from Daryl Morey on down has agreed that it will surely take time for James Harden to get acclimated that doesn't mean it has to be a bumpy transition. Joel Embiid isn't the classic roll man that Harden is used to so those two finding synergy on offense will be first and foremost but I'm confident in the two to talk and play through it.
2. Maxey Effect
If the urging from "Coach Harden" during the Bucks game was any indication, we should anticipate same breakneck speed but much more aggressive Tyrese Maxey playing alongside and staggered and probably sometimes running the 2nd unit.
3. Who benefits the most from Harden
Been waffling back and forth on this one and I'm tied between Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle. I have a sincere belief that if anyone and their gravity can make Tobias a 20ppg scorer and turn Matisse into the slicing dicing cutter we all want it's Harden. Again, not over night and may never happen, but will be interesting nonetheless to see how things shake out and everyone adjusts.
4. The Fucking Coach
Amos Lee returned to the Ricky last night, and for the first time we actually SAW Tony T. He told a story about where he's been, and becoming friends with a Brooklyn Net. Tony T also performed a song. Worth watching this one on YouTube or Spotify.
Amos' new album Dreamland is amazing, you can get it on vinyl here, or listen on all streaming services. He'll be at the Met in April, all tour dates here.
Last Chance To Win
Twice a month we give away a sweet Ricky prize over at Briggs Auction! This month, it's an autographed Live Ricky IV poster (signed by Mike Scott, Spike & Mike) and a Ricky Sanchez rookie card. You just have to enter your email right here.
They've got sick auctions that live weekly. This week's estate auction has Leroy Neiman originals, a TON of great furniture (including a weirdo rocking chair that Spike wants), a Herman Miller chair that CJ wants, and tons of other original art.
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AU has laid out a 5-step post all-star plan for how Joel Embiid can win MVP.
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Peace, Love and Process
Sleep Well, Friday night, we ride