01/11/13 10:10 am EST
Here at Philadunkia we have chosen to completely ignore the debacle that happened up in Toronto on Wednesday night. Many of us here viewed that contest as the worst performance of the year by the 7-6. We can understand soiling the bed in San Antonio during the final game of a long and challenging 8-game road trip, but what exactly is the excuse for the Sixers uninspiring effort vs. the Raptors? In our collective opinion there is none.
Look, we realize that this roster is tragically flawed with Bynum out of the lineup. And we understand that fact is a huge obstacle to ask a team and head coach to overcome for nearly 40 games. We also acknowledge that the Sixers schedule has been brutal of late. Still this team is better than what they have shown in the last two games. The effort at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night vs. Brooklyn was weak and what happened in Toronto was downright embarrassing. To say we are frustrated with this team is an understatement.
So in order to avoid a very negative rant style post by one of our writers and in an effort to find some solutions to the Sixers problems, we are turning to ESPN analyst Tim Legler. Why Legler? Well, Legler is not just a former NBA player and a great NBA analyst; he’s also one of us (At least in our eyes).
Legler scored over 1,500 points at LaSalle, is a member of the Big 5 Hall of Fame, earned a MBA from The Wharton School and is married to a former Eagles cheerleader. So Legler is as Philadunkia as Dr. J, Allen Iverson and The Spectrum. As a bonus, he still lives in the Philadelphia area, attends numerous Sixer games each year and is actually somewhat of a 76ers fan. Basically, he knows the 7-6 inside and out.
Yesterday Legler gave me some time to Philadunkia scribe Tim Parker to discuss numerous Sixers topics, including why the Sixers have struggled so badly this season.