Keith Pompey wonders if the national exposure the Sixers are receiving is a bit premature.
While they have cornerstones in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the Sixers (13-13) have lost four straight games. Only five of their victories have come against teams currently with winning records. Two of those were against the Detroit Pistons (14-12), who are on a six-game losing streak.
Plus, NBA players typically stick to a routine. Extra coverage/exposure often alters that routine for coaches and players. They experienced that leading up to the Sacramento Kings game. The Sixers' lack of focus led to a humbling loss to the struggling Kings.