Philadelphia 76ers Celebrate Like They Won The Title, But It's Appropriate

I'm sure there's going to be some curmudgeon somewhere tsk-tsking the Philadelphia 76ers for celebrating like crazy after defeating the Chicago Bulls to advance to the second round of the playoffs. "They haven't won anything! All this for winning one series? Act like you've been there before!"

To those people: shush. The 76ers haven't won a playoff series since 2003, and since then, they've been riding the treadmill of mediocrity for so long that fan apathy has set in. Even if this current 76ers team is also mediocre and merely benefited from a rash of Bulls injuries, this is still a cool moment for the fans and the players.

That's why I fully support everything that happens in this video. You have Doug Collins, who has a grand total of three playoff wins without Michael Jordan in his long coaching career, raising his arms in the sky in a moment of bliss. You have three 76ers players -- including the much-maligned, but now-hero Andre Iguodala -- jumping on the scorer's table to give praise to those 76ers fans that are still here. You have 76ers fans running to the TNT cameras and going crazy. This is a great moment, and it should be treated as such.

Congrats to the 76ers and their fans. To everyone else: let them have their moment.


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