Fresh off their 45-point drubbing at the hands of the Clippers on Sunday night, the Sixers faced Golden State on Monday night. And guess what happened? They lost, 123-80. A 43-point defeat. Hey, it’s an improvement.
It’s hard to figure out what is the most embarrassing part of last night’s loss. Was it the interior defense?
Was it the hilarious halftime stats?
Warriors 66, 76ers 33 (Half) -Warriors finish 1st half on 19-0 burst; Sixers w/o FG for final 5:00 of frame -Steph Curry 15P / 3R / 8A / 5TO
— Brian Seltzer (@BrianSeltzer) February 11, 2014
— Dei Lynam (@dlynamCSN) February 11, 2014
Speights and Curry: 12 FGs, 37 points. Sixers: 14 FGs, 33 points
— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) February 11, 2014
Was it the graphics of the own Sixers broadcast seemingly taunting the team?
Was it, via Derek Bodner, Sixers guard James Anderson putting up two of the worst Plus/Minus performances of all time in back to back games?
Truth be told, it could be any of those. But I think the award goes to the game had by ex-Sixer Marreese Speights. Averaging six points coming into the game, Speights exploded for 32 points. The big man, a career 26 percent three point shooter, hit a three and then was able to do the a post-three pointer taunt.
It got so bad that Golden State fans were chanting “M-V-P!”
To ease the pain a little, I added the second “M-V-P!” chant, which ends with Speights bricking a free throw.
Things are a mess for the 76ers. They once were 3-0, and now they’ve taken tanking to a new extreme. That season the Sixers lost back-to-back games by 40? They finished 25-57 and got Sharone Wright and B.J. Tyler in the first round of the draft. Here’s what happened to Tyler after one season, per Wikipedia:
Prior to the 1995-96 NBA season, Tyler was selected by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 expansion draft. According to journalist Chris Young’s book Drive, Tyler accidentally fell asleep with a pack of ice on his knee, severely damaging it and thus losing all the speed for which he was famed, and subsequently had to retire.
Of course, the talent in this year’s draft is deep, so maybe the Sixers can get somebody good. Any more words of wisdom jokes, Internet?
76ers apparently named after their losing margin in games.
— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) February 11, 2014
"No one in a red uniform seems to care"—Malik Rose, on the Sixers
— Dan McQuade (@dhm) February 11, 2014
(Yes, I quoted myself.)
Do not tweet anything about the misery of the 76ers. You do not have the words. Nobody on earth does.
— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) February 11, 2014
In four years, when the Sixers are contending behind Embiid/Parker/Wiggins, they'll laugh at this. Not these players of course. They're gone
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) February 11, 2014
Sixers basketball, everyone.
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