I've been a sixers fan since 2001, at the time I was a devout Eagles fan bored to death with no Eagles so I flipped the channel to witness some 6'0 little guy run up the court faster then some nascars even(Iverson) as a nine year old, this enticed me. Since that time, basketball has become my passion, my love and a fierce hobby. I understand that I may have ultimately just dumped an egg on myself, people can now call me some Iverson homer and further critic my basketball IQ, I'll be bold enough to ask the question of whether or not I have any bball IQ to begin with. But I do know this: Ever since that remarkable 2001 season, we've been mired in mediocrity.
Either winning mediocrity or losing mediocrity, but it's mostly been losing mediocrity since 2003, with very few false glimpses of "upside". the fans and the front office have been caught starring at this false promise as if it's actually fulfilled, it's a mirage, a delusion. News Flash: We haven't had a winning record since Jim O'Brien's 2004 Sixers squad(44-38). (Note: You could call 41-41 a "winning" record, but I choose not to).
But maybe it's not a coincidence that it took 6 long years to finally hire an NBA-caliber head coach, and maybe it's not a coincidence that this off-season is a gigantic failure. Sure, it looks good on the outset but any dumbass could've drafted the 6'6 Naismith player of the year. As a matter of fact, you couldn't have gone wrong you had the two potential franchise bigs in Cousins and Favors, would any real Sixers fan complain about having either Cousins or Favors in a Sixers uniform?
This off-season looked promising when we acquired Spencer Hawes, why? Because it signaled a shift, we invested an expiring contract in a young player. We were in a prime position to rebuild, and rebuild very strongly at that. But this front office failed to capitalize, it's next move was to sign Tony freaking Battie! The 2010 free agency was sure to provide losers, New York lost out on LBJ/Bosh and others, and Andre Iguodala fits that system better than virtually any other player. The Nets are about to give up Favors potentially for Carmelo Anthony, if Sixers fans believe Iguodala's versatility gives him more of an edge, why not make a run for Favors?
DeAndre Jordan would sure look nice in a Sixers uniform, and the Clippers are done playing second fiddle to the Lakers, they're losing money! Investing money in Iguodala will bring that team closer to relevance and maybe a growing fanbase in LA.
If they don't want to rebuild, how about building a winner? Taking a gamble for example on Greg Oden's health could be the kind of boost this franchise needs. Emeka Okafor patrolling the paint? I'm sure other fans can think of more names. The point being is this: This organization doesn't want to spend the money to win, nor does it want to risk the money in future investments AKA Rebuilding.
All Comcast wants to do, is stay safely in the middle(IE: Mediocrity), making the playoffs and maybe a mini-run once or twice is the goal, to fill Snider's filthy pockets! We fans deserve better and it's about time we started demanding better :) The Phillies are kicking ass, the Flyers went to the Stanley Cup and the Eagles actually have some nice rebuilding pieces. The Sixers are in the middle of nowhere and that's gotta change