PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers had a mural unveiled in their honor on a city building adorned with vibrant images of stars of their past. Allen Iverson. Julius Erving. Charles Barkley. Championship banners and a trophy were represented on the design from an 11-year-old boy.
Across the river in New Jersey, some of the cornerstones of a hopeful future had a simple goal of making their own mark, with a playoff berth next, and beyond. Ben Simmons. Dario Saric. And not far from their thoughts, Joel Embiid.
Embiid, rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee in Los Angeles, tried to leave the fans with an encouraging Twitter post headed into yet another uncertain Sixers offseason.