Brett Brown is willing to let the Philadelphia 76ers attend next month’s Super Bowl to root on the Philadelphia Eagles.
They just have to win every game they play until then. The problem is they are a .500 team right now, but they have won 7 of their last 10 games. If you were a betting man and a diehard Sixers fan, you can always let it ride with the team by betting on their games over at the BetNow.eu NBA sportsbook…
From NBC Sports Philly’s Molly Sullivan:
Brett Brown just told
@NBCSPhilly that a couple of his players have already asked to attend the Super Bowl. Joel Embiid told me this morning he’s in, if Coach is. The deal? Brett said if they go undefeated the next eight games, they can charter from Indy to Minny.
Welp, that’s one game down, Philly.
Following their Monday night victory over the lame-duck Memphis Grizzlies, the Sixers only need to win their next seven contests to earn a chartered trip to Minnesota for the Super Bowl. No sweat, right?
Actually, on second thought, never mind.
Look at the Sixers’ next seven games: vs. Chicago Bulls; at San Antonio Spurs; at Oklahoma City Thunder; at Milwaukee Bucks; at Brooklyn Nets; at Indiana Pacers (on Feb. 3, the day before the Super Bowl).
Talk about your tall orders. There’s not an easy, surefire win among the bunch. The Sixers should beat the Bulls, but Chicago has been a pleasant wild card in recent weeks. The Spurs won’t have Kawhi Leonard, but we know better than to count them out ever—especially at home. The Bucks just fired Jason Kidd and are enduring something of a free fall, but they run out some of the most potent five-man combinations in the league. The Nets profile as an easy win on paper, but they play hard. No one’s about to bet against the Pacers at home. And this says nothing of their road game against the improving Thunder.
So, yeah, the Sixers may want to forget about that charter. The good news? Brown might cave in if they go 7-1 or 6-2. At the very least, with no game until Tuesday, Feb. 6 after the Pacers tilt, Brown might be open to giving the team some time off should they finish their road trip on a high note.