If you've tuned into any of the last 27 regular season Sixers games, you for sure know the result off the top of your head. Since the Sixers beat the Denver Nuggets 99-85 on March 25th -- led by Ish Smith, Thomas Robinson, Furkan Aldemir, Glenn Robinson III, and Jason Richardson -- they have not won a regular season game. Jahlil Okafor, after winning a National Championship at Duke, has gone his entire pro career, 20.7% of his rookie season, without a victory. I started dating my girlfriend on March 28th. You get it.
But honestly, the abundance of moral victories, such as they are, have rallied my spirits. With Robert Covington playing as well as he is, Nik Stauskas healing, and Tony Wroten and Kendall Marshall on their way, it's only a matter of time before the Sixers end a basketball game with more points than the other team. I swear, it's bound to happen. Please read the exceptional Mike Baumann on the state of the process's mental health at the moment.
That plus me defending Hollis Thompson would be enough for a full podcast, but Jahlil Okafor's off-the-court issues dominated the first half of the latest Rights To Ricky Sanchez. Kyle Neubeck discussed it at length here, and I'd just like to remind you to please be civil about all this. He's a kid, nobody got seriously hurt, and from all prior accounts, Jahlil is a standup dude. Let's not let any discussion escalate to places we don't want it to go on a basketball blog.
And if you're wondering what's up with the Sixers on Twitter these days:
The year is 2182. It is a time of great industry and forward-thinking robotics. People are arguing about the Sixers on twitter.— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) November 28, 2015
I'm absolutely losing my mind. While I dissolve into dust, please listen to the Ricky below. Stay safe. Win a game.