The Sixers' tremendously-timed Evan Turner sale
The Sixers’ 25% off all Evan Turner apparel and novelties sale may not mean anything more than that the team is trying to give fans a cheaper supply of Turner stuff, but the timing is tremendous.
Talk about timing, or trolling.
The Sixers' 25 percent off all Evan Turner apparel and novelties sale may not mean anything more than the team is trying to give fans a cheaper supply of Turner stuff, but the timing is tremendous.
With the NBA trade deadline officially less than a month away, and speculation about what the Sixers are going to do at the deadline at an all-time high, the team decides to promote a sale of all things Evan Turner, who has been linked to trade rumors recently.
Obviously such a marketing move, announced on the jumbotron during Saturday night's game against Oklahoma City, jumped out to fans of the franchise, who immediately took it as a sign of the end of Turner's tenure with the Sixers.
"He's gone," a woman sitting in the seat next to me exclaimed.
"Finally," added her friend.
While the idea is understandable, especially considering the timing, realistically, the sale is probably just that: a sale. It seems unlikely that a franchise would foreshadow its future by orchestrating a sale of a soon-to-be-traded player.
But with the Sixers, one can never be so sure.
They could have taken 25 percent off all things Michael Carter-Williams this month instead of E.T. and there would be no swirling speculation about the motivation behind the sale. But, Turner is the target, and the sale is either a sign, or some top-tier trolling of the fan base by the franchise.