Philadelphia 76ers: The City of Brotherly Love doesn’t deserve Mike Scott

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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After re-signing with the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this summer, Mike Scott is living his best life in the City of Brotherly Love.

Can you think of a player who has more perfectly personified the City of Brotherly Love more than Philadelphia 76ers‘ reserve forward Mike Scott?

Sure, there are players like Bryce Harper or Carson Wentz who arrived in our fair city and immediately became the face of their respective franchises, but that’s not the case with Scott.

Initially a throw-in piece in the deadline skirting Tobias Harris-trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, Scott quickly found a role as the Sixers top shooter coming off the bench and even started a trio of games down the stretch.

And since the 2017-18 season came to a heartbreaking, premature end, Scott has been loving every minute of being a professional athlete in our fair city.

From having his signing at Mitchell and Ness downtown, to spontaneous cheesesteak meetups, to literally crashing a fan’s wedding and joining their wedding band on the bongos, Scott’s cult status as a Philly legend is growing with each passing day.

I mean seriously, you can’t watch that video and not smile.

Scott has become so iconic that his dedicated sect of fans have even earned their own nickname ‘the Mike Scott Hive’ – with a growing collection of tattoos to signify their allegiance to the player aptly known as ‘The Threegional Manager’.

And fortunately for fans in the 215, it looks like their new favorite player may be in line for a career-year.

Over his 27 game regular season tenure with the Sixers, Scott averaged a career-high 24 minutes of action a night while shooting a career-high 41.2 percent from 3 point range. While Scott’s 7.8 points a game was slightly dwarfed by his lone season with the Washington Wizards and his second season with the Atlanta Hawks (albeit not my much), Scott made up for it with a career-high 3.8 rebounds a game as one of Brett Brown‘s glass crashers.

Who knows, with a full summer in the Sixers’ scheme, maybe Scott could average double-digit points for the first time in his career as the team’s top scorer coming off the bench?

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But no matter what the future holds for Mike Scott’s on-court production for the Philadelphia 76ers come September, it’s clear his legend will only continue to grow with each passing tailgate meetup, Flyers appearance, and new set of emoji tattoos. These next two seasons are going to be fun.