Get him to the Center!

Today I was listening to the Mike Missanelli show and he had on the Philadelphia 76ers CEO Adam Aron. I’m a huge fan of Adam Aron, he has brought a lot to the table with new ownership and is very interactive with us fans. While he was on the Mike Missanelli show, which is a Philadelphia sports talk radio station on 97.5 FM, he said that Allen Iverson could potentially be in the building. He didn’t promise anything, but he said its in the works and he is hopeful for it. Aron went on to say he spoke with Iverson yesterday talking about how much the city of Philadelphia loved him and would love to see him at the game tonight. Iverson said to Aron that he would do his best to be there and had other priorities before coming to Philly. If all goes well and he has no flight delays Iverson will grace Philadelphia with his presence and give the game ball to the refs before tip-off. Mr. Mike Missanelli went on asking how much money Aron was paying Iverson to come here for all of this assuming he was getting a pretty nice pay-day. Aron said that Iverson is doing it for no cost. No cost? yea right.

Mikey Miss asked if they were taking care of him and if he had any other members of his notorious posse invited. Turns out Iverson will have 25+ in his posse. All of who will be taken care of with tickets to the game, hotel stay and most of them having their air flight ticket paid for. Aron will cover all of this, and also his tab at the hotel bar which God only knows what that will sky-rocket up to. Free, im not quite sure about that.

Hearing all of this, which you can stream on http://www.975thefanatic.com/, made me laugh about how he was going to make his way to the City of Brotherly Love. Could you imagine with that tight schedule, rushing Iverson and his posse t0 Philly. All it made me think about was Get Him to the Greek. It has to be as equally chaotic getting Iverson with his posse as it was in the movie, just different personalities. I would love to be the guy hired to make sure Iverson and crew made it their on time, who knows what goes on with those guys.  I’m excited to see Iverson in the building tonight, assuming everything “goes as planned.” Let’s hope Iverson is the Answer for the Sixers to get this win tonight… See what I did there.

Game 6 is set for tonight in Philadelphia on ESPN at 8:00 PM Eastern. Celtics lead the series 3-2.

 

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The right thing said by the wrong person.

After last nights sorry excuse for a basketball game, the Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics 101-85. The 76ers had the lead pretty much all through out the first half. Then, just like what we have seen in recent games, they blew the lead. With this team it’s like clock work. They don’t have the guy to go to when shit needs to get done. They have their 4 scorers who on any given night could drop 20 but God knows who it will be before tip-off. Anyways, let’s get down to business.

After last night’s game reports came out saying that Elton Brand, yes Old Man Brand, As he walked to his post game interview, Elton Brand told the Celtics ball boys in the hallway outside the locker rooms ”See you on Saturday.” I love this. I love everything about this. Everything except the fact it was said by Elton Brand. If Evan Turner or Iggy said this I would be hype. The fact that Elton Brand said it makes me shake my head. He finally shows up for a game and decides it’s an appropriate time to say this? I want that swag in my young guns, not my 33-year-old 13 year vet. I like that he’s fired up and I hope that we do see them Saturday. I’m glad someone said something and is fired up. I’m just bitter it was Brand who said it rather than Turner, the guy I want to be vocal and smack talking. Maybe im out of line and should just be happy any Sixer said something. I just want to see and hear more out of our young players, our future, not the guy we cant wait to get rid of to free up cap space.

Sixers take game 2 in Beantown. Garnett thinks hes a Linebacker.

Last night the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics 82-81. It wasnt pretty. Actually the game was hideous, but YOUR Philadelphia 76ers pulled it off. They showed me they can finish games unlike what they showed in-game 1 of the series. This win ties the series at 1-1. Makes you wish you had game 1 back, but how terrible we played in that game and then took game 2 I know the Celtics are nervous. The 2 plays that stick out in my mind that turned out to be crucial were Lavoy Allens banker and Evan Turners crazy lay-up. Both shots took place in the 4th quarter when points were needed the most. The Sixers only won by 1 point, what helped them out big time was hitting their free-throws at the end of the game. Evan Turner, Lou Williams and Jodie Meeks nailed all of their free-throws, going 6-6 in the remaining 12 seconds of play in the game. (See picture of final 12 seconds of scoring.)

The most controversial call of the game was the Kevin Garnett offensive foul on what would have been the last possession of the game. KG, trying to set a pick looked more like he was shedding a block like a linebacker. (See illegal screen here) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64Eg99HojYA The only reason this was controversial is because of the timing of the foul. If this play was a no call and the Celtics hit that bucket and won in overtime you would be hearing Sixer fans bitching about the no call. The refs are put in a catch 22 situation, damned if you do damned if you don’t. They got the call right but from a lot of the former players your hearing them say “Let them play”. When Boston’s head coach Doc Rivers was asked what he thought of the call he was quoted saying “I wasnt fond of it.”. No shit Doc.

Series tied at 1 game a piece. Next 2 games are in Philadelphia. Boston is old and has no legs. Philadelphia can run, lets just hope they can finish. Show your luv Philadelphia. Passionate. Intense. Proud. Your Philadelphia 76ers are here and their not going anywhere.

Gotta take game 2 in Beantown.

Tonight game 2 is set to take way at 7:00PM. In game 1 it was clear the Sixers didn’t have a closer. Blowing a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter it was obvious they didn’t know how to handle the situation. Let’s see if they can learn from game 1 and take game 2. Gotta take game 2, you don’t wanna head into game 3 in Philadelphia down 2-0. Operation Stop Rondo is in full effect. No more tripple-doubles! Let’s GO!

So your tellin me there’s a chance: 76er’s addition.

After yesterday’s 109-92 Philadelphia 76ers victory over the Chicago bulls I started thinking. Then I got a stiffy. Is it at all possible, that the team that I thought could maybe win 1 game this series win it? I’m starting to believe it is.

Obviously, I wouldn’t even think twice about posting this if Rose was still around. Now with the unfortunate injury which put the reigning MVP out for the remainder of the year I think that Philly could pull this off. The Sixers have played a total of 5 games against the Bulls this year counting the Playoffs. In those 5 games the Bulls lead that series 3-2. With the Playoff series now tied at 1-1 and the next 2 games in Philadelphia I wouldn’t be shocked to see the series tied at 2-2, which is fantastic. The Chicago Bulls are still a very good team without Rose, but they are beatable, the Sixers have proven this already.

The Sixers have to play great basketball, much like we saw in game 2. The Sixers are at their best when they are rebounding the ball and Jrue Holliday and Evan Turner run the offense as smoothly as they did. For the first time it seemed they complimented each other. As for Andre Iguodala (who has a basketball tattoo that looks like a 5-year-old scribbled on) don’t be a bitch, know your god damn roll and dominate on the defensive side and score on your break aways like you can. If the Sixers can play like they did in game 2, forgetaboutit.

So all I’m saying is this, It’s an exciting time in Philadelphia sports and the Sixers have the ability to make a lot of noise. It is very possible to win this round and if they advance they would play the winners of the Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics series, also two teams I feel that we can contend with and take a series from. Obviously that series would be our NBA finals. After that it’s time for El Heat. Let’s not get carried away here.

This Bulls series is now all of a sudden something to be excited for. A week ago I wrote the Sixers off; today I’m telling you we have a shot at something here, a small something. So be excited! Your mediocre Philadelphia 76ers have a shot to win a series and make some noise in the NBA Playoffs. Who knows, maybe Lebron will bump heads with Wade and Bosh all at once. You Never Know YNK in sports, thats what makes them fucking fantastic.