The Philadelphia 76ers are in the midst of a brutal offseason.
Following last year’s collapse in the second round of the playoffs, the organization’s relationship with team star Ben Simmons completely disintegrated.
Since then, things between Simmons and the front office have gotten particularly ugly.
As if all that wasn’t bad enough, now the Sixers have a fresh mess on their hands: photos leaked out of their new uniforms and people absolutely hate them.
The reactions speak for themselves:
Now i see why Ben doesn’t want to be on the sixers 🤣
— Hi (@JB22STAN) September 30, 2021
I can’t defend this as a Sixers fan… the color scheme sucks
— 🌊🏄🏽♂️ (@GreenDropEmOff) September 30, 2021
— Tatum Better (@JonesToBourne) September 30, 2021
No wonder Ben Simmons wants to leave i wouldn’t want to wear this jersey either
— DAVID-19 (@DAVID1985453741) September 30, 2021
Simmons don’t have to explain himself. I’d leave too if I saw this.
— Richard Staple, BSN, RN🇯🇲 (@RichStapless) September 30, 2021
To be fair, the color scheme on these doesn’t seem totally random:
I believe so! pic.twitter.com/S3ndQHYfkE
— Harrison Grimm (@Harrison_Grimm) September 27, 2021
Though that doesn’t appear to be soothing the anxieties of fans who are ticked off about the design.
Big picture, these new uniforms are probably the least of Philly’s problems right now. The front office just revealed how it plans to punish Simmons for his threat to sit out the entire season, all while the 25-year-old appears steadfast in his refusal to return.
Russell Wilson stays winning. https://t.co/30J5QQ1yvQ
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 30, 2021
Meanwhile, the 76ers have rejected proposals from both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors for not meeting their asking price.
One way or another, this is going to be a brutal next few months for Philly basketball. Will that include trotting out a uniform design that fans openly hate already? Or will they go back to the drawing board after hearing the response? Time will tell.