Michael Rubin, Josh Harris were the surprise 76ers bell ringers no one asked for
The Sixers had their home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks last night. The stars were out, so the franchise had a litany of choices for the ceremonial Bell Ringer, and you know they had to go with someone to get the crowd going!
Wait… Michael Rubin and Josh Harris? Really?
Jesus Christ. What are we doing here Sixers? I get it, he was a massive part of the organization and deserves some love, but nobody likes to cheer for CEOs.
There were four KEY members of the 6-0 Philadelphia Eagles in attendance, and you went with a billionaire that just cashed out. One or all of the Eagles in the building would have gotten a massive pop, especially AJ Brown and local guy Haason Reddick.
This is usually the part of the article where I accuse Sixers ownership of Chinese collusion and/or white collar crimes, but there’s nothing that serious here. The only crime committed here was the crime of hubris, and you can’t go to jail for that.
There are 40 home games left, so it’s not the end of the world. I don’t love that they went with the guy that ruined sports apparel forever with Fanatics, but whatever, I sure as hell don’t own the team.
Maybe I’d cheer for Rubin if he dropped me and the rest of the TLL crew an invite to his White Party next summer. It looks like a hell of a time.
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