The Orlando Magic will make it to the post season. Where they are most likely to be spanked by their opponent. Howard and Nelson are the only real ballers on the team. Head coach Brian Hill is a retread. He wins if he has talent not because he can coach. But talent is enough for the Magic to progress ... for now.
As for the Sixers, Thank God this Playoff talk is over! They are officially eliminated. It was fools gold. There is no solace in making the playoffs with a losing record. Such insanity would not be conceivable had the eastern conference been better. We can take a moment to congratulate them. They have taken the first major step forward in years. The Iverson era is over. The prima donnas are gone. Philly has a pro basketball team ... emphasis on the word "team".
But as painfully as those first steps forward were it is only the beginning. Now that the playoff run is over we can ask "Now What". That's what the Sixers faithful should be talking about. In the past our conversations were of the could-a-would-a-should-a variety. I'm looking forward to more insightful discourse.