04/18/13 2:09 pm EST
But, unfortunately for the 76ers organization and its fans, their immaculate 2012-2013 season came to an end before it ever began.
In August, the Sixers introduced their addition of Andrew Bynum — and, oh yeah, Jason Richardson — at the Constitution Center in front of a raucous crowd. But, before Bynum could even get through hinting at signing a 5-year max extension, he stopped in his tracks.
Then, as all of Philadunkia was imagining Bynum backing down the likes of Roy Hibbert, Joakim Noah and Tyson Chandler before turning them into a poster, the team announced that Bynum would be undergoing surgery on his knees and going to Germany.
We all know he would go on to never suit up in a Sixers uniform outside of a photo shoot. We all know he participated in less practices than his jersey number, 33. We all remember his parade of ridiculous hairdos and his romantic long walks on a freakishly expensive anti-gravity treadmill. His season, and maybe his career in Philly, was over before it even had a chance to commence.