For the past few seasons, #ShowYaLuv has been the slogan of our Philadelphia 76ers. It was something that the fans identified with, something that we felt was our own. Whether you agree or disagree, the #ShowYaLuv times are clearly over, with almost all of the players from that slogan being on others teams now. With this in mind, management decided it was time for a change. A change that clearly identifies our future. Enter the new slogan of the Philadelphia 76ers: #TogetherWeBuild.
While the present may not be that pretty, ownership clearly recognizes that the future has a lot of potential. We are building, but this will be together and we will climb back to the top. This reminds me of a famous quote from The Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come”.
New Sixers CEO, Scott O’Neil had this to say about Together We Build:
“The team’s vision is great – to work toward a future we can all be proud of, that will unite the people of Philadelphia and inspire our youth to achieve more,” said Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil. “We are at the foundation of our plan, but the Sixers will lean on one another as a team, taking the ideas and support of our fans and the passion of Philadelphia to press on toward our ultimate goal.”
This marks a new era for the Philadelphia Sixers and now we have a saying to go along with it. I’ll never forget #ShowYaLuv, it reminds me of the good moments we have had the past few years. But, it was time for a change. Together We Build, Philadelphia, Together We Build.