The old fan saying goes something like this: "The Sixers are driving me to drink."
Sixers announcer Malik Rose isn't exactly a fan -- at least not on the outside -- and he probably can't drink on the job, so the two-time NBA Champion has to find another outlet for the bad feelings that come along with all of this losing.
On Monday night he took it out on his former teammate and San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan, who is the worst teammate ever.
"He was the worst teammate in the history of basketball... any sport!" Rose said. "He shot 7-10 from the floor [in the first half], but..." (while watching replays) "Here's an offensive foul, three seconds in the paint there, a little weak pump fake. Henry Sims gets elbowed here, the ref didn't call it. Lousy move after lousy move. That's the only reason he can be so dominant, the referee lets him get away with everything."
"I don't want to talk about this anymore," Rose finishes. "He's terrible."
What did Duncan do to deserve such wrath? He crumbled up Malik's halftime notes right before he was about to go on air. Don't mess with Malik's notes.
Yes, Malik was laughing the whole time.
And finishing on a serious note, it's kind of remarkable how upbeat Malik, Zoo, and Molly have kept it during this historic losing streak. So props to them.
The Sixers lost their 25th game in a row. The Spurs won their 14th. Final score: Spurs 113, Sixers 91: "Duncan had 19 points and five rebounds in 23 minutes while sitting out the fourth quarter." He stinks.Your browser does not support iframes.