So, your 76ers have seven games left in which to salvage the season. But is this season really one deserving of resuscitation?
Everywhere I go, whenever the Sixers become the subject of conversation, most fans of the team have completely reversed field on wanting them to make the playoffs. They want to see the Sixers “lose out.”
This, of course, is a complete reversal of field from the consensus regarding this team when it stood atop the Atlantic Division with a 20-9 record and looked like it was headed for home court advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
No doubt, 19 losses in the last 31 games can change that outlook for a rabid fan base (pat yourselves on the back for notching a league-best 19 percent increase in attendance at Wells Fargo Center this season) that the Sixers took riding in a rocket, gave it a star and then dropped it back down to this cold, cold world, but the bottom line is that a trip to the playoffs – even if it means inevitable elimination by Chicago or Miami – is better overall for the franchise than landing in the lottery and hoping the Sixers can jump way up near the top of the draft.