8 years ago, the Philadelphia 76ers embarked on a path that would be more uphill than down. They committed to the idea of being the worst team in the NBA for years on end, gathering top talent in the draft, to create a homegrown super team. “The Process,” as it came to be known became a well-documented story line.
Over the years, a team that was once the laughing stock of the league has since garnered legitimate respect thanks in large part to two top picks, former sophomore of the year Ben Simmons and Twitter’s greatest creation since the “Retweet wth comment” option, Joel Embiid.
Everything has seemed to be going according to plan, aside from a few hiccups and one Thoracic Output Syndrome.
Granted, all of those things came from Markelle Fultz, but that’s neither here nor there.
The process represented a strategy that would bring multiple championships to the city of Philadelphia, and everyone trusted it.
Until this happened.
And just like that, another season for the Philadelphia 76ers ends in disappointment.
Now, I’m not the smartest guy. I tend to trust people initially and wait for them to fuck up before I take them off my nice list. It’s a terrible philosophy when picking sales jobs, and choosing friends, but there are some positives with it.
I just can’t think of any right now.
So it beg’s the question, should Philadelphia still trust the process? I mean year after year the city says, “I know you’ve hurt us in the past, I know you haven’t delivered on a single promise, but I don’t care about any of that.” It’s sad, really.
As a great American orator once said,
“Ya fool me, ya can’t get fooled again.”
Listen, I don’t like Philadelphia. They’re mean, their accents don’t make sense, Silver Linings Playbook was a completely overrated movie, I could go on and on. But like I said earlier, this is sad.
I’m not saying quit on the team. Something like that is unforgivable. Still love them, but at a distance. Because Philly, you’re better than this.
Well, not really, but lets pretend for a second, okay?