Complete the Process?
While Philadelphia must enjoy watching Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid grow into superstars, it'd be a whole new ballgame if they could somehow manage to sign the single best basketball player on the planet.
And now that the Sixers know they're in the running for LeBron James, they'll have to pull together their best possible recruiting pitch.
This time around billboards might not be enough, but LBJ has to be impressed with how far the team has come since its ambitious rebuild.
The fact that the #sixers are even being mentioned as a legitimate potential destination for LeBron James is proof that 'The Process' worked.— Michael K-B (@therealmikekb) March 8, 2018
Forget about being on LeBron's list; the Sixers have to show the King that they offer the best fit out of all other teams in the league-- and if James wants to continue to dominate in the Eastern Conference, he's not going to find a better core than the one in Philadelphia.
2018-2019 Sixers projected starting lineup. PG Ben Simmons, SG JJ Redick, SF Lebron James, PF Dario Saric, and C Joel Embiid. Now that is a starting 5 that can go toe to toe with the Warriors. @KingJames #HereTheyCome #Sixers #summer2018goals— Dennis Curran (@DennisCurran) March 7, 2018
Joining forces with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric -- and whatever Markelle Fultz can manage to become -- would be a nightmare for opposing teams.
The sticking point is that LeBron James needs to have a chance to win right away. But if we're talking about the near future, the potential of the 76ers is utterly tantalizing.