Sixers break radio silence on Twitter, thank fans for their ‘passion and support’ after embarrassing Game 7
The last time the Philadelphia 76ers sent a tweet was at halftime of yesterday’s Game 7 when the Sixers were down three points to the Boston Celtics with an opportunity to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals well within reach.
Sixers Halftime Tweet then Radio Silence Until This Afternoon
The tweet was sent out at 4:48PM on Sunday and after one of the most embarrassing third quarter collapses in NBA history, the team’s social media account went zero dark thirty, which honestly, was the best thing about the Sixers over the past 24 hours.
People were upset the team didn’t tweet at all, which I get to a certain extent.
It’s possible they were going the same route as the Sixers, who completely disappeared in the second half of yesterday’s game. Either way, I enjoyed zero tweets about the Sixers while my entire timeline is filled with people bitching and complaining about what happened yesterday already.
While it was obviously painful to watch the Sixers exit the playoffs this season the way that they did, after years of disappointment and soul crushing Game 7’s, this one actually didn’t hurt as bad for me personally as I thought it would.
Really, it was almost expected, which is probably an even worse feeling than being surprised with the outcome.
Anyways, If the Sixers were smart, they would have held out and not tweeted a damn thing until they announced they fired Doc Rivers, but of course, they broke their silence earlier today with the following tweet, thanking fans for their “support and passion” after yet another second round exit from the playoffs.
Sixers Break Silence, Thank Fans for Support and Passion
Yikes. Going from not tweeting at all to the second half, to then tweeting a ‘thanks for the support’ is quite the gap in content and of course fans weren’t happy with it.
I don’t really care regardless. It’s just a tweet but I understand the frustration.
Really, if you cut the tweet up and take a few key words and sentences from it, I would have loved something that read like this instead…
What the Sixers ‘Thank You’ Tweet Should Have Said
That edit is from Beercan Brain, who instead of actually writing for The Liberty Line, he just posted that as a reply to the Sixers, which is a whole different issue we can address later.
It’s hard to really live up to what I want to do and just simply not acknowledge the Sixers until some significant changes are made to this team and the culture that surrounds it because I have to write about them for this website.
I will however attempt to do that. You have my word.