Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 9:11 pm Post subject: Where's the hustle?
On Christmas Day, I sat down to watch the highly anticipated rematch of the NBA Finals - Sixers vs. Lakers. I still remember game one of the Finals when the Sixers pulled off what no team in the NBA playoffs could do, beat L.A. Although they ended up losing, I applauded their courage and effort, for shaking L.A. at least one game. On Christmas Day, I expected Sixers to beat L.A., especially with Shaq on the injured list. But what I found was a game where they effortlessly gave up the game. What happened? Going into the second half with the lead, they eventually deteriorated by the hustle of the L.A. bench. At one point, when I watched Horry get three consecutive rebounds I let out a sigh and thought, "where's the hustle?" It's not just this game, it's all the games they've lost, especially the embarrassing ones to the Grizzlies. Finally, Kobe closed the gap by hitting the several big shots in the final mintues of the game. Sixers lose, 88-82. Hey, it's not AI's fault, I respected the fact that he still ran down the court in the dying seconds trying to spark it up. That's always been like him. But what the Sixers need is the whole team playing with same hustle we saw last season. The Live Poll shows 71% saying last season's team was better. Who wouldn't agree at this point? A quarter of the season has past already, the Sixers record is a subpar 11-16. If they ever want to make it to the playoffs, now is the time to pick up the hustle.
Joined: Dec 16, 2001 Posts: 1 Location: Philadelphia,PA
Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 10:51 pm Post subject: Where's the hustle?
I totally agree wit u!
Sixers need to act and fast cause like u said a big part of tha seasean is gone and we're #6 on tha list I mean I cant believe it we are used to being #1. I am not talking about A.I but about tha whole team in general. They need to help Iverson out and not leave it all to him and expect him to make every single shot u know! I mean they should give tha ball to Mckie a lil more and Harpring surprised me wit a 3 yesturday! u know we got a good team individually but in general we dont play good together! They need to do something and fast cause we use to being tha best and I'm from Philly and I do wanna rock my sixers and AI flag. Soooo
I hope they get it together as a team and not leave it all to iverson u know !
HOLLA if u feel me!
Joined: Dec 21, 2001 Posts: 4 Location: Washington,North Carolina
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 8:59 am Post subject: Where's the hustle?
i agree too.i saw the game thinkin the sixers were gonna win with snow back and everything.but they didnt.i was disapppointed.they lost against the nuggets which they coulda won and they lost againts the jazz.dc woulda helped but he got tossed if i remember correctly.they need to do somethin.jabari smith might help
Joined: Jan 11, 2002 Posts: 11 Location: Suzhou,Jiangsu Province,China
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:35 am Post subject: Where's the hustle?
Yo`all are right.As a fan of AI and the Sixers,i dont wanna say anything `bout the games.I am VERY VERY disappointed and sad,BUT!!! I still love them and believe that they will get the title this season!
Someone is going to kick me right?Am i a daydreamer?Maybe.I dont care.All i can do now is to wait,waiting for our heros to come back again!!!
Go Sixers!!!!!!You are the best team in the world!!!