The Sixers are Going to Give You Wood, For Realsies
Ohhhhhhhh Sixers – shakes fist in a defeated manner –
A brief update to our post from yesterday in which we jabbed the the Sixers (who beat the Bobcats last night… and that’s about as much virtual ink as a win against a three-win squad gets) for cock-teasing us through Twitter for three hours before finally making their huge announcement: They were picking up the old, rotting court on which Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in one game.
Well, Adam Aron wins us over with what came next– the court isn’t just to display or to preserve… the Sixers are going to give away portions of it to fans on March 2.
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – FEBRUARY 13, 2012 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have obtained the original court on which Wilt Chamberlain scored his historic 100 points versus the New York Knicks on March 2nd, 1962. The historic court was purchased from Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, who had stored the court previously throughout the years. A majority of the court will be preserved for posterity and will be used and displayed at several venues. These include the Wells Fargo Center where the 76ers play, and the Sixers practice facility in Philadelphia as well as in Hershey. In addition, the Sixers will be donating some of the court to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Of special note to Sixers fans, to honor and celebrate Wilt’s epic performance on its 50th anniversary, all those in attendance at the Sixers-Warrior game this season will also get to own a piece of history — as all ticket holders on March 2 as they enter the Wells Fargo Center will receive a specially mounted 2”x2” piece of the actual court on which Wilt Chamberlain scored his NBA-record 100 points.
Now, I’m not sure how they are going to restore, preserve, donate and give away thousands of pieces of the same court (2” x 2” X 18,000 = a lot of fucking inches), but whatevs– they’re better at math than I am. Adam seems like he’s on top of that:
Plenty of wood? Check.
What about the cost of the court?
This post probably could have waited until later, but, as you know, I rarely miss an opportunity to talk about wood in the morning.