We were FAKE NEWS yesterday when we posted that the Sixers just recently decided to add a t-shirt giveaway to an already sold out game in a pricing tier all its own last night. What confused us was the fact that the Sixers sent out a press release reminder for the rather routine event (free t-shirt giveaway, theme night), which is not typical. The shirts were white – the Sixers originally encouraged everyone to wear blue to the game – and were meant to create a white out atmosphere, perhaps to combat all the blue and gold of real and bandwagon Warriors fans (again, the Sixers encouraged everyone to wear blue to this game when their promotion schedule was released). How did it go? NOT WELL:
Photo credits: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Not only did the white out not work, but I can’t even find a single row of people wearing all white.
Side note: To be fair, Villanova tried this for the Virginia game a few weeks ago– they didn’t do much better, but they also didn’t give out 20,000 free t-shirts.