The Sixers social media team — maybe the best in the city and likely the best in the NBA — doesn’t have a lot to do these days. They’ve been profiling draft prospects and posting videos from the archives, but there’s not a ton going on right now. The Milwaukee Bucks’ social media team is probably in the same boat. That’s why they posted about the anniversary of Ray Allen leading the Bucks to a win in Game 6 of the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals today. We all know that the Sixers would then win Game 7 of that series and head to the NBA finals. That’s when the Sixers posted the above tweet. The Bucks didn’t like that.
The Bucks, who made the playoffs this year as a six seed with a record of 41-41 and lost to the Bulls in the first round, didn’t enjoy the lighthearted ribbing, tweeting “whenever you want to rejoin the playoff party, we’ll be ready.” Keeping it with the 2001 theme that started it all, @Sixers followed that with a little video clip of Allen Iverson celebrating that Game 7 win in the 2001 ECF. The Bucks then responded with “What was that?” and a highlight clip of Michael Carter-Williams playing against the Sixers this year, completely off-topic. The Sixers fired back with the Wikipedia definition for “non-sequitur.” And finally:
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 2, 2015
Here’s the full exchange, even though some of it is just links:
Max Rappaport, one of the minds behind the Sixers account, also followed with this:
The Bucks, like the Sixers, are a young team trying to turn the current NBA status quo on its head (and trying to do so in a small market). You’d think they’d be cool, but you’d be wrong.