The Sixers are Really F@$^ing Good and Everyone was There to See it

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Fuck you, groundhog.

There, that’s out of the way.

The Sixers are really goddamn good. Like, really good. They thumped the best team in the league last night, 98-82. Sure the Bulls were without Luol Deng and Rip Hamilton, and the fans weren’t treated to McDonald’s – summed up by Malik Rose: nobody’s happy unless they’re gettin’ something free – but, who cares? The Sixers are very legitimate, and here’s a stat to prove it to you: [via John Buccigross]

The Sixers are outscoring opponents by a league-best 11.6 points per game this season. Their home record is now 12–2, with eight of those wins coming by 15+ points.


I’m trying to fight it, but… but… I can’t: 1…2…3…4…5…SIXERS.

Shit. There’s no escaping the song. I don’t like it, but it might not be worth fighting. I feel like I should just let it get me off and be done with it. Go ahead, song: 10…9…8…76ERS

It’s not just me who can’t fight it, either. Even the courtside guest list has improved over the last few weeks. Goodbye Jeremiah Trotter and Ron Jaworski, helllllo Claude Giroux and DeSean Jackson.

As you can see in the above picture, in what includes the most awkward rando positioned between courtside athletes in quite some time, G, D-Jac and Max Talbot all enjoyed the game. Of course, D-Jac was tweeting pictures of his “Lil Bro,” Derrick Rose, but whatever– I’m over DeSean.


via Brian Ladd

Reader Jaret reports that Wayne Simmonds, Zac Rinaldo and porn star Mary Carey were also there. Carey is presumably in town for Wing Bowl, which is where we captured this picture from last year.

And while pseudo Phillies reliever Michael Schwimer wasn’t in attendance, he was dialed in to the game: 

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Thanks, Schwimmm.

A couple more pictures of G and D-Jac after the jump. 10…9…8…76ers. 


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Pics via Brian Ladd and Ian Regan


34 Responses

  1. It’s about time you started talking Sixer basketball, Kyle. Enough Flyers TMZ bullshit.

  2. damn why is everyone hating on the sixers? they are the polar opposite of the eagles in this town and the excuse is, they will never win the championship. Who cares?! this is a fun ride and you get to see guys with heart and great coaching on pace to be 40 games over .500 this year!

  3. Slim is right… Fuck all this Sixers hate. Its simple, if you dont like them then skip the Sixers threads. This team is a team to be proud of. They are the “anti NBA team” winning with hard work, unselfishness and great coaching as opposed to 1 or 2 ME ME ME players. Not to mention there is not one unlikable player on the squad. Enjoy the ride people

  4. Reminds me of the Florida Marlins and Washington Nationals of baseball…play awesome to start then tail off later in the season…I certainly hope they do well since they are a home town team but lets get serious here…there is no talent on this team and no way they keep it up all season. They cant hang with the top teams in the league. A regular season win doesnt mean a thing…can they beat the bulls in 4 out of 7?

  5. I don’t HATE the Sixers.
    I actually love their resurgence(?).
    What drives me nuts how we LOVE, as Philly fans, to go overboard.
    Remember the Dream Team? The Nnamdi excitement?
    The Four Aces?
    None of it meant SHIT.
    Let’s all just calm the fuck down.
    The Sixers are a nice team. That is ALL.
    Lets see what happens when the games really count.

  6. Great game last night, I’m hopping right on the Sixers bandwagon. I was sitting right by G, Talbot and D Jack. It pissed me off that they put D Jack on screen and the crowd cheered but the Flyes got no love. I thanked G and Talbot at the bar in the Lexus club and they were super nice guys. F D Jack.

  7. The effort they give on the defensive end of the floor is second to none in the NBA, which is the most impressive aspect of this team. You never see professional basketball players work as hard as they do defensively for an ENTIRE game. Also, the whole “I don’t like the Sixers cause they’re not the BEST team” notion is absolutely ridiculous. They’re a very young team, and even if they’re not the best team in the NBA, they’re working hard every night and heading in the right direction, which is all you can ask for as a fan.

  8. Two things:
    Kyle- why worry about the groundhog? Six more weeks of winter? Fuck, winter hasn’t even STARTED yet.
    Secondly- Iggy’s 3rd quarter was MONSTER.

  9. I’m going online today to buy some tickets. This team is fun to watch. The “anti-NBA” is dead on as somebody mentioned above. It’s like watching pro’s play college basketball. It’s hard to not like this team.

  10. Chirp… you clearly dont know shit about basketball so you should probably move right along. “Reminds me of the Florida Marlins and Washington Nationals of baseball…play awesome to start then tail off later in the season”.. Ughh, last season we started 3-13 only to finish 41-41. “there is no talent on this team and no way they keep it up all season. They cant hang with the top teams in the league.” Not talent? WTF? Were 10 deep with talent. Like so many “basketball fans” all you see is what team has the most “stars” and you base your opinions on that. Maybe you should go root for the Knicks, with all their “talent”. And you must not have watch the playoffs last year because despite winning one against MIA, we gave them fits and could have one all but one of the four we lost.

  11. 1) Claude Giroux made his beer disappear in photo with kid
    2) Shame on the Bulls for sitting Rose, Boozer and Noah in the fourth. I guess they wanted to be fresh for the sub-.500 Knicks.

  12. I don’t get why everyone is hating on this team, either. It’s early, but they’re playing well and it’s fun to watch. Why do I have to wait until they win a championship to get excited? It’s been a long time since the Sixers were playing this well so I’m going to enjoy it as long as it lasts.

  13. Just enjoy the ride and see what happens. What a difference a year makes? Desean just capped the Giants comeback and was considered to be indispensable. Now people care more about Max Talbot. haha later desean

  14. so soccer hate is ok but sixers hate isn’t? how about we all stop being douchbags and let people enjoy what they want to

  15. Pretty sure that is Max Talbot next to Giroux. But whos is that old fat guy that looks like mark wahlber’s retarded uncle, and why is he between Djax, and Giroux?

  16. Muscles, I was going to say the same thing. I think some of it is because people like to rile us soccer lovers up more because they know it’ll get a bigger rise out of us…because we’re not bandwagoners.
    Good for the Sixers, but I tried to watch 5 minutes of the game against Orlando the other day…and almost fell asleep on the treadmill (might have had to do with my view of the NBA as a whole).

  17. i wish i could go back in time and find the guy who invented basketball and punch that cunt in the head until my hand breaks. what a stupid fucking sport

  18. Yo J-Rock – Can you explain why basketball is so stupid? I’m sure you have some great arguments. Thanks in advance BRO!

  19. Hahaha bobHALO
    Yaaaa, can’t wait for tomorrow…pissed my tickets were well over $17.76 though.

  20. whaaaaat my picture with G is up here? damn, but really both talbot and giroux were nice, good dudes.

  21. It’s funny to me that when the NBA was in lockout mode, no one gave a shit whether the season happened or not. Now, the Sixers are pretty good, and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Gotta love fair-weather fans!

  22. Okay, I’m sold! Pour me a tall, cold glass of that Sixers Kool-Aid as I was impressed with how the boys whacked the Bulls. Next up, Miami Friday night. If they find a way to beat the Lebrons, I’ll BATHE in that Kool-Aid!

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