The Memphis Grizzlies and the Philadelphia 76ers allegedly played each other in a preseason basketball game on Tuesday night, but it’s impossible to know for sure because the game was not televised. Reports out of Memphis indicate that the Grizzlies won by a final score of 121-91.
Neither CSN Philadelphia nor Fox Sports South opted to air tonight’s game, which is a legitimate travesty. It’s the year of our lord 2016, where cars are now driving themselves, and you can scan food items to see how many calories are in it, but basketball fans are forced to follow their team exclusively via radio broadcast like it’s the 1940s. Not to mention, Joel Embiid is competing in his first string of professional basketball games, and the excitement surrounding him has led to a giant boom in Sixers preseason TV ratings.
For the first time in a while, people want to watch the Sixers play basketball, and they’re being deprived of that opportunity. It is only exhibition games, but my god, don’t you want to at least have the opportunity to watch Embiid do this?
Embiid finished with 13 points (3-7 FG, 7-8 FT), 5 rebounds, one block, and three turnovers in 13 minutes of action. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot also chipped in 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3PT) and 9 rebounds in 29 minutes.
The Sixers are back in action on Thursday evening against the Washington Wizards, and thankfully, the Embiid revolution will be televised.