We used this title last week, but it seems to be a running theme here with the Sixers, who are not only doing everything they can to get notables out to games, but they’re also winning. They’re winning a lot.
Last night’s 95-90 win against the Lakers was the Sixers’ 13th home win– that ties them for most in the NBA with the Spurs. They're now four games ahead of the Celtics in the East.
As reader Boobie Styles pointed out, having all these bandwagon fans – or, once-dormant fans – really gives the Sixers a legitimate home court advantage. Some of those fans? Well, there’s Raul Ibanez, as seen above. He spoke to Matt Cord here.
There was Mr. Holland’s Opus co-star Terrence Howard, who resides in Lafayette Hill:
LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson were there. But that got interesting. McCoy – who, it seems, was pulling for the Lakers or, more likely, Kobe – was shown both on television and the big screen at the game (interview with Cord here). D-Jac? Not so much. So why LeSean and not DeSean? Because LeSean thought about his wardrobe choice, D-Jac didn't: (best pic that exists)
I’m honestly not sure if Jackson is getting these tickets for free. I’d imagine that most of the courtside celebs are absolutely receiving comped tickets. Hats off to D-Jac for supporting his team, but if his tickets were gratis, then he should probably choose his attire more judiciously… or, better yet, the Sixers should have blasted his mug all over their broadcast and the scoreboard– see how the fans react.
I’m not ripping on D-Jac for the sake of ripping on D-Jac, but, really, he can’t seem to do anything that even remotely portends to relate to Philly fans. This guy had what seems like a typical encounter with D-Jac, and Matt Cord told Jon Marks last week that D-Jac brushed him off for a fluffy courtside interview, which, I’d think, is an implied responsibility if the tickets were courtesy of the Sixers.
Of course, none of this matters when you have a .gif of this dancing fan:
Dancing fan .gif via (@PhilaBCoulter)