(00:00-13:22) On today’s best of The Mike Missanelli Show, Mike is back from vacation and back in the big chair. He catches up on some topics that were talked about while he was gone. Mike starts off talking about the Sixers and James Harden and that his performance tonight can dictate how far fans think the Sixers can go in the playoffs. He then talks about Villanova in the tournament, the Phillies and the Chris Rock/Will Smith slap incident. What does take focus the most was sparked by a recent straw poll that was released that has Nikola Jokic leading Joel Embiid in the MVP race. This started the conversation of how the national media perceives Philadelphia and its fans. Tyrone and Jen weigh in with their thoughts.
(13:32-34:05) Jen introduces today’s Twitter poll. Does James Harden have to play well tonight for you to believe in the Sixers’ playoff chances? Your choices are Yes-He Must Step Up and No-Just a Regular Game. Mike talks about Nick Sirianni’s press conference today. Jen and Tyrone give their opinion.
(34:16-45:51) Sixers writer for The Athletic, Rich Hofmann joins the show to talk about Sixers possible matchups in the playoffs, the national perception of the Sixers, the latest poll with Jokic leading Embiid for the MVP and more.