The Sixers had their media day on Monday. There were no rookie injuries to dissect. No questions about players forgetting how or refusing to shoot. No coaches or executives on the hot seat. Even the local reporters that love their own brand of “gotcha journalism” could only muster a meager question about the team changing its healthcare partner.
It was a relatively boring day — and I’m sure the Sixers were just fine with that.
Part of the lack of flamboyance had to do with Joel Embiid. Usually the five-time All-Star is good for a few standout sound bites on media day.