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Sixers to Open Season Against Miami Heat

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Last night NBA TV ran their version of "Selection Sunday" highlighting the marquee match-ups fans can look forward to for the upcoming 2010-2011 NBA Season (not only was it on last night, but it's on all day today and tomorrow).  We learned that the first of the game of the year will be a star studded affair with such names as Vincent Chase, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tony Danza, and Burt Reynolds LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Shaq(?), Ray Allen, and Marquis Daniels.  Sadly (and the opposite of unexpected), the Sixers were not chosen as a team to play on the big-boy stages of opening night, Christmas day, or Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On the bright side, however, Kate Fagan gave us a little piece on information that may excite those hoping for at least a glimpse of the Sixers 10-11 schedule.  From her Deep Sixer column, Fagan writes:

The next night, Oct. 27, the Heat are scheduled to play the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.

Talk about opening the season with a bang.  What better way to christen the newly named WFC (the Wachovia letters came down yesterday) than to have the odds-on favorite to take the Eastern Conference come into town and pound the Sixers like they stole something (Willie Green stole my left shoe).

I expect the house to be a little more packed this go-round than last year's opening night where fans (including myself) witnessed the debut of Jrue Holiday and Brandon Jennings.  The front-office is drooling (sources close to me are saying, at least) about this announcement and the possibility of filling more than half the arena.

Get excited my young disciples of Doug Collins, for the season starts in just 2 months and 23 days.