That was the score at halftime in the FedEx forum last night. The Sixers were down by 21 points at HALFTIME. The problems Philadelphia has are not going to be fixed with the bounce of a ping pong ball. It may take ping pong balls bouncing the right way for the next fer years to right this ship. There is only one word to describe that effort by the Sixers last night: pathetic. The Sixers have lost 3 straight and 7 of their last 8.
Kyle Korver after the game gave some insight as to why the Sixers struggled against the last place Grizzlies, “We didn’t play good at all – offensively, defensively – we just didn’t play good basketball."
Former Philly guy and now Memphis guard Eddie Jones on the game, “I think first of all we competed. We competed extremely hard in this game and we we’re able to get a nice win." There was indeed a basketball competition that took place. The Grizzlies competed against the Sixers last night. On the other hand, the Sixers decided not to reciprocate said competitiveness. I don't even think that makes sense. I give up trying to write about the Sixers.
Also, please go look at this photo of three goofy looking white dudes playing basketball. It's like a photo op straight from your local Y. This one is some great photography.
LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?
Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.
Enter Mike Trout.
The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.
First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?
And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.
We can dream, right?
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