During this break let’s take a look back at some of the Philadelphia 76ers’ best moments so far this season.
While the 2019-20 NBA season will undoubtedly be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic and everything surrounding that — the sudden stoppage of play, Rudy Gobert’s antics, the Knicks being the only team wanting to keep the season going — the Philadelphia 76ers had an eventful season, to say the least.
Al Horford made his debut in the City of Brotherly Love after being a knife in the Sixers’ back the past couple of years. Josh Richardson took the stage after the Jimmy Butler deal. Tobias Harris set out to prove that he was worth his massive contract.
There is no doubt this season has had highs and lows. The lows have been talked about non-stop by the Philadelphia and national media. Fans, myself included, have been somber over Horford’s lackluster performance, the injury bug plaguing the squad, and Mike Scott underperforming for a decent chunk of the season. Not to mention you cannot have a conversation about the 76ers without referencing the future of Brett Brown.
We’ve spent more than enough time talking about the low points of the season. During this dark and uncertain time we do not need to be made more upset talking about the downfalls of the 2019-20 Sixers. While the season has had darkness, there has been some beautiful moments. From Matisse Thybulle blossoming into being the son of all of Philadelphia to Norvel Pelle taking over Robert Covington’s role as the Frosty Freezeout hype man – this season has had some amazing moments.
There were lots of moments to choose from and boiling it down to just five was nearly impossible. That meant that many incredible moments unfortunately did not make the list – Furkan’s crazy weekend of scoring, Embiid roughing up KAT, Ben outshining LeBron. But alas, here are my top 5.