Thursday, July 12, 2018

LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Philadelphia 76ers (ongoing NBA riddle)


The Lakers and 76ers have met in the NBA Championship 4-times.

2001
1983
1982
1980

The Lakers won in 2001, 1982 and 1980.

Philadelphia has only won in '83.

Consider that before LeBron joined the Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers had a massive advertising campaign to try and lure LeBron to the Philadelphia 76ers.

In the future NBA Seasons to come, it is likely that LeBron will lead the Lakers to NBA Finals against the Celtics and / or 76ers.  (Expect Celtics in 17th season, and 76ers in 18th season)


The 76ers have only appeared in two other championships.

In the '76-'77 season, they lost to the Portland Trailblazers.

And in the '66-'67 season, they beat the Warriors, who are originally from Philadelphia.

Isn't the mocking thick on the surface with those two?

https://www.basketball-reference.com/playoffs/