01/23/13 4:44 pm EST
In an underwhelming, frustrating, and (so far) disappointment filled season for the Philadelphia 76ers, there was been one thread that has held the fabric of the team together. It’s been the all star candidate Jrue Holiday, who is having the best season of his career and quite frankly is the captain of a basketball ship treading through muddy water. But, when that thread comes apart, and when the captain steers off course, the fabric tears itself and the ship finds itself completely lost. There’s no better illustration of this then in the Sixers’ 110-102 loss to Milwaukee Bucks last night.
While, another Sixers loss was disheartening enough for a city starving for wins from anybody – anywhere (Villanova notwithstanding), Holiday’s failing performance in what was an all star selection audition against Brandon Jennings sunk their emotions even lower.
After all, if a basketball team is going to roam in the world of sub-mediocrity, at least it’d be nice to do so with an all star to boast about. But, as Kyrie Irving cemented his all star spot with a 40 point outburst against the Celtics, Holiday looked just as dull as the team he would represent in Houston, in their final game before all star reserves are announced.