They had the talent to get to the finals this year, but it was not meant to be. And you know I won't be shedding any tears that it didn't happen. Just below average team chemistry and continuity is what it is. Honestly, I had wanted Philly to lose worse than I wanted the Nuggets to win heading into the day yesterday. Obviously the excuse is going to be made that Embiid wasn't fully healthy, but well, oh fuck it...Embiid is an undisciplined jackass is what he is. But that's not the main reason I root against them at all costs (even though Embiid is a very big reason in himself). That, and the fact that some of their players (namely Embiid but also Simmons) conduct themselves as if they've already won five titles as a core. However, the big reason to cheer against them is because everyone and their mothers think that the Philly model is the only legit way to build a basketball foundation. I, for one, am in agreement with new Pelicans GM David Griffin in that it is a extremely lazy approach to take... "In team-building, everybody has gotten really lazy in this area. (The flawed mindset is) binary: You have to be either terrible and tank, or you have to win this championship. The reality is that’s not how this works. We have to make small wins every day." If David Griffin seeks to keep Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans might have to land a third star like Kyrie Irving, Tobias Harris or even Kevin Durant And it just so happens that Philly lost to one of those so-called "treadmill" teams in the Raptors. Go figure.