Watching the Heat dominate the Celtics so much in these Eastern Conference Finals has Sixers fans feeling a lot of conflicting emotions. On one hand, it is always good to see the Celtics lose. But then there is the question of how did this Celtics team embarrass the Sixers the way they did. How do they go from beating the Sixers down, to getting beat down. And it has Sixers ans going through so many what ifs. What if the Sixers won game 6, would they have stood a better chance vs the Heat? Would they have gotten beat down as badly as the Celtics? It also doesn’t help that we are watching Jimmy Butler get back to the Finals.
Jimmy Butler was here. But he left because he did not like the makeup of the Sixers team. He went to the Heat, and immediately proved himself right. He got the heat to two NBA Finals now in that time. Including the very next season in the Bubble. Meanwhile the Sixers still cant get out of the 2nd round. So what if Jimmy Butler stayed here? Would they be the team with all of that success? Or would their loser energy rub off on Jimmy and drag him down with us? These are the types of things we tneed to think of when out team has lost for the 5th time in the 2nd round.
Which had me thinking. What are the other big What ifs in Philly Sports history. The types of questions that trouble us even now. Because other than waiting for the Eagles to start, we dont have a lot to look forward to right now. So instead of toiling in the present, lets look back at some big questions still hanging over us in our past.