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Tweets from the Star Hunt: The best reactions of the Sixers’ off-season so far

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The past few months have been full of speculation and rumors. The 76ers’ former general manager was involved in a Catfish scandal, the team had tons of money, not to mention several assets. Regardless of front office woes, the stage was set for an ultimate merger between this franchise and a star player. Bringing the star hunt front and center was our beloved coach and temporary general manager Brett Brown.

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We Are Star Hunting

When the season was over, Brett gave this closing speech before the off-season, opening the eyes of several fans:

The Warm-Ups and Expectations

Some fans began the process of eyebrow-raising and extreme excitement. Others played the wait and see game:

We Actually Thought It Would Happen

Once the rumors started brewing and the news of a meeting broke, the Lebron to Philly signing became a possibiltiy on the reality meter. It even broke Vegas: 

the first time in my Sixers fandom that i’ve cared more about the start of free agency than the announcement of the summer league roster

— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) June 30, 2018

The Lebron Hype Era Got Weird for Some of You

Some of you went to extremes to seal the deal and bargain: 

That Time Embiid Had Points

Embiid pulled out a true fact that several tarnished Lebron murals in Los Angeles would back up: 

When Lebron Signed With LA

And just like that, the dream was over: 

Some people took the news better…

Sending Kawhi the “Wyd” Text

Now that our main option was gone, it ws time to hit up the backup: 

When The Melo Rumors Came Out

Well the side piece of Kawhi wanted an allowance, a house, a new car, and a new wardrobe. It was time to diversify and check  in on old and run down options: 

Reconciliation and Recaps

With the offseason looking less likely to attract new faces to the squad, some took stock an fthe roster and others added fuel to the fire: 

Back to the Grind and The Process

At the end of the day, the starting lineup will probably be the same. Acceptance for some came: 


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