by Herb Pepe
First off, I would like to give a huge Happy Birthday shoutout to Dario Saric, who turns 23 today. He has emerged as the lone brightspot on the shithole that has become the Philadelphia 76ers. He is the Rookie of the Year.
Now that we have gotten that out of the way, I’d like to discuss the real issue at hand. The Milwaukee Bucks are spreading baseless propaganda. They seem to think that if they keep repeating the same thing over and over, that it’ll become true. The somehow think that Malcolm Brogdon is the Rookie of The Year and are declaring him as such:
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 30, 2017
Folks, before this tweet I had no idea that these people were actually out there. There are people living among us that actually believe that the Rookie of The Year is Malcolm Brogdon and not either Dario Saric or Joel Embiid. To make matters worse, these people are employed by a major sports organization and are feeding lies to our children.
Making Saric’s case is relatively simple. Dario Saric has single-handedly carried the 76ers through the second half of this season while Brogdon has a much more minor role on the currently 6th place Milwaukee Bucks. Saric also averages more points and rebounds per game compared to Brogdon. Brogdon also plays with Giannis Antetokounmpo while Saric plays Tiago Splitter. As of today he was won back-to-back Rookie of the Month awards. He averaged 18.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 31.7 minutes in 17 games in March. I mean, ever since Embiid went down, it is a miracle that the 76ers have even won one game. Colagenlo has stripped the 76ers of everything it had and Dario Saric has still found ways to win. BUT, the Bucks are so sure of Brogdon’s credentials that they have even created their own website dedicated to the campaign. As 76ers fans, we mustn’t stand by as these lies are spread over the internet.
All I’m saying is that you should be more skeptical of extraordinary claims made by an NBA team, especially when it defies basic logic and mathematics. The Rookie of the Year will go through Philadelphia, and if all is right in the world, Dario Saric will win the award.