Writing on the Ringer.com, the Philly ex-pat says:
Not counting the lockout, the Sixers haven’t had a winning season in 12 years. They haven’t made the playoffs in a full 82-game season since 2010–11. If they win 35 games next year, there will be plenty more giddy told-you-sos on social media. If they somehow win 40 or more and [whispers quietly because he’s afraid to say it out loud] make the playoffs, you should delete Twitter from your phone and then smash your computer just to be safe from the fallout.
That’s if all goes to plan. There are other possibilities. What happens if the Process doesn’t accelerate at the speed they anticipate? What happens if it even stalls? This will shock you, but Philadelphians can be a bit fickle. It’s not hard to imagine people getting pissed off if the Sixers win, say, 30 games next year instead of 38. The weight of expectations is real now. That’s the thing about reaching for the moon. Climbing a tree is easier, and you don’t have as far to fall: