It had been an empty feeling playing in an arena without fans, especially for the Philadelphia 76ers who thrive off the passion and the roar of the fans of the city they represent. “I’ve been loving every minute of having the fans in the stadium. It means so much to me. For me I know that everybody’s been at home during COVID now they get to see their team play. I just try to provide some energy and get the crowd into it, because we miss these guys, we miss our fans. We miss them at the games.”
At the end of the day, basketball is basketball, and games are won and lost within the lines. There is no denying the fact that the fans make a difference. “It brings me so much joy and energy to see the crowd. I’m grateful that the fans have been very appreciative of my hard work and energy and effort. When I get on the court, it’s like I gotta hold myself to a higher standard because all the fans, they’re looking for me to come out and play with energy and effort every night.”
The Sixers will definitely feed off the energy their crowd gives them as the season goes on.