Knicks at Sixers Preview
3:20AM: I can’t sleep. Vic is up editing the newest episode of The Philly Special Podcast.
The Sixers are -9 at home tomorrow against the Knicks after getting murdered by the Cavaliers in Cleveland
tonight last night.
On Twitter – I decided to enter “Joel Embiid” into the search bar to see if I could find any updates on his injury but instead, I find tweets with words and phrases such as:
- “Joel Embiid is made of glass”
- “Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are overrated”
- “The Process Experiment has come to an end”
- “Sell The Team”
- “Tank for Better Picks”
- “Joel Embiid is Officially Injury Prone”
- “The 76ers are Cursed”
- “We should have kept Covington and Saric”
- “We could have drafted Jason Tatum”
3:28AM: I decide that I hate everyone on Twitter.
3:29AM: I log onto Fox Bets Sportsbook. I look at the loose change I had leftover after losing pretty much everything in my account
tonight last night on the Sixers -7.5 at the Cavs
3:31AM: I take the loose change from above and put it all down on the Sixers -9 against the Knicks tomorrow night.
After the most embarrassing loss since the last most embarrassing loss of the season, the 76ers come home, to the only place they know how to win a basketball game: The Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia.
They are hosting the Knicks – a team that coincidentally shares the same record on the road as the Sixers. Ha! How fun!
The Knicks and Sixers have the same amount of road wins this season.
The Knicks are 17-40.
— The Liberty Line (@LibertyLinePHL) February 27, 2020
Never mind. I soon realize that my very own blog’s Twitter account has tricked me. The Knicks have only won 17 games this season. This isn’t fun at all.
3:35AM: I hop over to “The Philadelphia Haters” ESPN.com. The Heat has lost 7 out of their last 10 games. A feeling of joy warms my body. The 76ers are still just a .5 game out of the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference.
3:38AM: A beam of confidence shoots into my mind. The 76ers will win tomorrow. They don’t lose at home. They have the best record at home in the NBA.
3:41AM: I take a peek into the future. (never look into the future). Panic fills my eyes. The Sixers go on a 4-game road trip out West. No Ben Simmons? No Joel Embiid? The Clippers? The Lakers?! ON THE ROAD?!
3:43AM: I realize that I can no longer look into the future (as stated above: never look into the future) and need to focus on the Knicks at home
3:51AM: I come to terms with the fact that the Sixers will win
tomorrow tonight. It’s a bounce-back game and quite honestly, I don’t think it can get any worse. But that’s the thing with this team. You really never know what you’re going to get. At the very least, I’d be fine with a hard-fought, team effort but I do believe we will win.
3:53AM: I still hate everyone on Twitter. Give it a rest. If you hate this team and our star players so much. Just don’t watch. Some of us can handle the pain. Others can’t. Come back when we’re healthy and playing better basketball. I say this because I’m concerned about your mental health.
3:58AM: I conduct a self-evaluation: This Sixers season is slowly killing me. But I enjoy the pain and I’m ready to grind it out. Maybe.. Just maybe.. we’ll hang on to the 5th or 6th seed and be healthy for the playoffs. As for me – I’m here to Unite, or Die.