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I was rooting against the Sixers last night, hard. They actually could’ve accomplished something in this steaming pile of a season. It would’ve been a unique distinction to be the tankiest of all tankers ever. But they flashed some pride and crushed the Pistons. Good for them, I suppose. I’m disappointed. But I respect their effort last night.

And you got to appreciate Brett Brown. He’s up-front about what’s going on and intensely passionate about the future. His post-game press conference last night was fantastic. Watch this part where he talks about young players. It’s… moving. Or at least certainly more moving than anything Doug Collins said last season during press conferences in which he seemed more interested in talking about his son’s college coaching career and being deeply introspective about his own legacy than basketball.