I regret to inform you that Colin Cowherd, noted Philadelphia hater, is back hating on Philadelphia. Just two damn days.
This time, he’s trashing the Sixers. Specifically, bashing the “kids” on the Sixers:
Take the UNDER 40 wins for the Philadelphia 76ers this season pic.twitter.com/PK29Ayx9aM
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 5, 2017
The over/under on the Philadelphia 76ers…is 40 games. This team ain’t winning 40 games, even in the miserable East.
Look at the age of their roster, it’s kids. I don’t even get it. They have one old pure shooter (J.J. Redick), they have two often injured big men (Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor), they have several kids, and virtually no chemistry because they keep turning over this roster.
Who would Cowherd rather have: Carl Landry or Markelle Fultz. Probably the former.
But that’s not the worst of it:
It’s not as good as the Laker roster, and [Vegas] got the Lakers at 33 in the West, over/under…[The Sixers] make the Lakers look like the Cavaliers.
The Lakers will probably have a lineup of Lonzo, $17 million man Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, and Brook Lopez. I don’t think a lineup of Simmons, Fultz, Redick, Covington, and Embiid makes the Lakers look unstoppable.
This is your friendly reminder that Fox pivoted to video for crap like this.
If you weren’t mad over that, we have more, which might be even worse! From Ryen Russillo:
They’re probably gonna stink, okay? Like we need to get over the excitement of all of these new pieces… 30 games maybe? In what world have we just penciled in a team where two guys have never played before in Fultz and Simmons, and Embiid who’s still a huge question mark?
If I were the Sixers, I would trade Embiid. I’m not giving him this massive contract…Young teams aren’t good in this league, and two guys haven’t never even played in it yet, and the other guy can’t even stay on the court.
What a scorching hot take. Trade Embiid, probably one of the top centers in the league when healthy. And he would want to trade him over Okafor? Would he want to keep Kris Humphries too?
That blows Cowherd’s Lakers-Cavs comment out of the water.
Sometimes, embracing debate can be bad.