Now that we are all on the same page that Andrew Bynum will likely not ever suit up a game in a 76ers uniform, and that the 2013 Sixers are better off tanking for a chance have a lottery pick rather than fighting the Raptors for first team out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, there isn’t much motivation to head out to the Wells Fargo Center to see the Sixers for the remainder of this season.
While the Clippers and Heat both remain on the Sixers schedule, both are away games and the Sixers remaining home schedule is rather forgetable. So the Sixers need a reason to convince fans to come out for the rest of the season. Enter the 50th season bobbleheads.
Perhaps you saw the Wilt Chamberlain bobblehead giveaway a couple of weeks ago on the 50th anniversary of Wilt’s 100 point game, and if you didn’t it was a pretty cool bobblehead. If you missed that collectors item, there are however, two nights that you can make up for missing the Wilt bobblehead on. The first is March 16th at 7:30 against the Indiana Pacer, which is a Saturday, where the Sixers will be giving away Julius “Dr. J” Erving bobbleheads to all fans. Not only will you get the bobblehead, but you also will get to see the team that has the best shot in many peoples mind at knocking off the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. The second date is a game that you truly should only want to attend because of the giveaway. Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats roll into town on March 30th, and unless M.J. makes a comeback between now and then, the only reason to go out is to get the Allen Iverson game given away at the game. This will be the first Iverson bobblehead given out since A.I.’s career ended.
It is unfortunate that we are at the point at Sixers fans that in March we are only concerned about bobbleheads, when we thought Andrew Bynum would have the Sixers headed for a deep playoff run, but the bottom line is that is where it is at. And the bottom line is the are the only two games that are worth paying to go see the rest of 2013.