Last night marked the 4th straight loss for the 76ers. There is no reason to care about the Sixers this year and that’s why the fans should stop going to the games and supporting the team.
What management is doing is egregious. Yes I used egregious and I barely know what it means but I know it’s pretty bad. Management has taken a great basketball city and pooped on it saying that, “we’re preparing for the future”. This sounds good but as I far as I know, it’s going to be the distant future and management saying, “hey we did it and it’s only 2033” doesn’t cut it.
It’s a cockamamey plan to think that high draft picks result in good players. Nerlens Noel is 7ft tall and didn’t get a rebound until 2:40 left in the 4th quarter last night (he had 6 steals and 5 asst’s which is the bright side)! He may turn out to be a star but he could also be a Michael Olowokandi. This isn’t a fool proof strategy that the Sixers are implementing and there is a fundamental reason why I have doubts, they aren’t building a team, they are getting talent.
Teams win. 5 players lose. Spurs are the perfect example and I understand not many teams are the Spurs. They haven’t had a lottery pick since 1997 winning at least 50 games a season. Using the Spurs is only a model of what works and there are other ways to do so. Getting Lebron James on your team helps as well. Currently the Sixers have no superstar, questionable raw talent, no team chemistry, and a period of too many losses to feel good about.
If the fans don’t go to a single game, what would the Sixers do? The Sixers averaged around 14,000 fans last year to home games, way more than I thought. Total people multiplied by the average ticket price of $30, times 42 games is 17.6 million dollars not including revenue from food and apparel. Joshua Harris, the Sixers owner, should have to foot a bill for 20 million dollars during this little experiment and see how happy he is at the end of the day. The fans have had enough with this losing on the weak promise of wins in the future. I don’t support losing and neither should you.