The Sixers are about to be very #OnBrand.
One thing that will never change is that the Internet never forgets. Back on Nov. 22, 2017, in a now-deleted tweet, Ben Simmons polled fans asking if the Sixers should bring back the Iverson-era black jerseys (see story). In an overwhelming 80-20 vote, fans approved.
In response to that tweet, Sixers president Chris Heck sent out this proposal.
Ok @BenSimmons25, let's make a deal...you win Rookie of the Year, I will let you design a new uniform next year. Deal? #OnBrand— Chris Heck (@chrisheck76) November 22, 2017
Well, Monday night, Simmons won the NBA Rookie of the Year award.
Will Simmons get a chance to design some new threads for the team? That remains to be seen, but if he does, fans have made some suggestions.
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Guys please make sure to collaborate with @iambrianbegley and his concepts pic.twitter.com/b3K5nYs0mP— D. Tan (@dtan80) November 23, 2017
Kids today will think it's photoshopped pic.twitter.com/qN438HpAxK— OG Bobby Ross (@Rahmi_is_real) June 8, 2017
To his credit, Heck, who oversees marketing and branding, introduced a number of really cool jerseys this past season. Here's hoping Simmons will get to lend his creative mind to something we see on the court in 2018.
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