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June 18, 2017

Twitter reacts to the Sixers trading for Markelle Fultz

Sixers Twitter isn’t easy to describe, but I have been part of it for a long time now. During that period, the Sixers have been: mediocre, mediocre and extremely lucky for one playoff series, at the mercy of Swaggy P fadeaway threes and Andrew Bynum degenerative knees, and for three seasons, historically terrible while Processing harder than anyone has Processed before.

This past season, the Sixers were finally exciting for a little while. But only a little while, which makes the excitement of June 17th, 2017 even more remarkable. During the Twitter era of Philly sports, the only night that probably compares to Saturday was when Cliff Lee spurned the New York Yankees and took less (but a lot!) of money to come back to Philadelphia.

Yep, Markelle Fultz will be a Philadelphia 76er.

Needless to say, Sixers fans are generally a pretty happy bunch at the team's new acquisition. Here is how Sixers Twitter (and the rest of Twitter) reacted to Fultz officially becoming Philly’s new starting point guard. Or one of them. Whatever.

Then, it was mistakenly reported that the Sixers would be sending two picks to Boston, a steep price:

And then…


Boom goes the dynamite.

I have no idea how this whole thing will turn out, but that night on Twitter was a lot of fun.

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