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Things That Have Existed Longer Than The Sixers Rebuild

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Some people think the Sixers rebuild is taking too long. Perhaps it hasn't gone on long enough.

Selfies are also older than the Sixers rebuild.
Selfies are also older than the Sixers rebuild.
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With a void of actual basketball to talk about, many writers have relied on their favorite crutch in recent weeks -- mocking the 76ers and their rebuild. Without starting digital warfare naming any names, a non-minute portion of hoops media has continued questioning the long-term merits of the Sixers rebuilding plan. "Sam Hinkie is throwing away another season, WHAT AN IDIOT," and the like. The prospect of facing another season of bad basketball is scary to a lot of people, including the raving lunatics scribes you read here on a daily basis.

And with that in mind, here's a list of things that have existed longer than the Sixers rebuild*, in no particular order.

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  • Edward Snowden's evasion of American law enforcement
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • The Hunger Games (movies)
  • The Anthony Weiner saga
  • Burger King as an American institution
  • Dennis Rodman's tenure as unofficial U.S. ambassador to North Korea
  • Disney's ownership of Star Wars
  • Barack Obama's second term as U.S. President
  • Vine
  • The post-sanity Amanda Bynes era
  • Jason Richardson's ACL rehab
  • Grumpy Cat
  • The television show Chicago Fire
  • The sports franchise Chicago Fire
  • Lennay Kekua
  • 2-time NBA Champion LeBron James
  • Macbook Air
  • "Ain't nobody got time for dat"

  • Blue Ivy Carter
  • Google Hangouts
  • Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos
  • Regular Doritos Tacos
  • House of Cards
  • Glow-in-the-dark cockroaches
  • One Direction
  • The Arnett Moultrie era
  • Game of Thrones (TV)
  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • iPhone 5
  • Facebook as a public company
  • Your family being intolerable on Facebook
  • The Phillies playoff drought
  • Guy Fieri

*For our purposes, the day that Hinkie traded Jrue Holiday is the beginning of the process. It became official as of July 12, 2013, but was agreed to in principle on Draft night -- June 27.