Shawn Bradley: Buffoon

In my Sixers entry I failed to mention the epitome of the Sixers ineptitude during my lifetime: Shawn Bradley.  Despite having not played basketball for two years while on a Mormom missionary trip, the Sixers selected Bradley with the #2 pick in the draft in 1993.  He was 7 feet 6 inches tall and wore jersey number 76 for the 76ers.

I still remember his much-anticipated debut.  On the team’s first possession, Bradley posted up, received the ball, and began to make a move.  The announcer said something like, “Get ready to see this for the next ten years” in excitement.  Bradley took a dribble, pivoted, and launched a beautiful-looking hook shot.

It was an airball.  I hate Shawn Bradley.

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