The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia was rocking on Thursday night as the 76ers hosted another playoff game.
The famous Philadelphia sports campaign for the 76ers was in full effect on Thursday night. “Phila Unite” is what the red-hot Sixers have been promoting ever since the postseason tipped off. But the Sixers aren’t saying it just to say it – they are really getting other stars in the city involved with their playoff run. Especially stars from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Philly doesn’t come by many championships nowadays. A World Series title in 2009 was the only championship many younger fans got to celebrate in this lifetime. That was until the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl ever just a season ago. Now, the Philadelphia 76ers are trying to get in on the championship action as well as they lead their Eastern Conference Semi-Finals series.
Right now, the Sixers are kind of a big deal, and they are making sure they bring out all of the motivators they can get on game night. That includes the faces of the Eagles. Sitting courtside on Thursday night along with Sixers’ Co-Owner Michael Rubin and legend Allen Iverson was Eagles’ tight end Zach Ertz, and wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson.
Ertz, Alshon, and DJax make an appearance
These guys weren’t the only ones though. The franchise quarterback was in the building as well. Although he wasn’t courtside with his weapons, Wentz was one of the three honorary guests for the Sixers who took the court before tip-off to ring the bell. Ringing the bell is a pregame ritual for the Sixers, which sets the tone for the night. Before every home game, a guest, who’s typically famous comes out and rings a replica of the Liberty Bell three times. Wentz has done it once last season, and they brought him on to do it again before Thursday night.