The Sixers have had a pretty solid start to the season so far, but I think we're all willing to admit that the past few seasons have been more or less of an absolute train wreck. It's not that the Sixers are a god awful team. It's the opposite, actually. They're a great team who has aspirations of contending for a title every year, and then continually fall short of their goal in the 2nd round of the playoffs. If they were terrible, that actually might be better. Because at least we wouldn't have any expectations for them. Instead, the expectation every year is to contend for a championship, every year they look like maybe they could actually get there, and then every year they fall flat on their face.
Losing breeds a culture of losing. And the moment that becomes your organization's culture, it's over. The Sixers are coming dangerously close to that point, I fear. So we need to do something quick and drastic to buy ourselves a little more time. What better way to do that than with a parade?
LeBron James has been in this league for a long ass time. He's in his 21st season right now, and just became the NBA's all-time career leader in minutes played. Throughout those 21 years so far, never has he received an ass whooping quite like the one the Sixers put on him in the Lakers last night. A 44-point blowout. Joel Embiid had a 30-point triple double. Tyrese Maxey had a 31-point night. It was a full blown shit pumping.
It's been 40 years since the last time the Sixers had a parade in this city. In those 40 years, one team has one a championship every single year. Every year, a team comes in and does something that another team has already done before. But no team throughout the history of the game has ever beat a LeBron James led team by 44 points or more. He's played in 1438 career games, and has only lost that badly to one team ever--the Philadelphia 76ers. If anything, that seems wildly more impressive than just winning a single championship. They've done something that hasn't been done in 20 years.
Throw the damn parade.
Sidenote: Of course this happened when Jalen was in the building.