Broad Street Baller: Fans rooting for Sixers in do-or-die Game 6 vs. Celtics

Chris Kuncio (at rear, holding sign aloft) says Celtics’ Garnett is wrong to diss Philly fans.
Chris Kuncio (at rear, holding sign aloft) says Celtics’ Garnett is wrong to diss Philly fans.
Posted: May 24, 2012

AFTER Game 5’s collapse, the Sixers must do-or- die Wednesday night, so Broad Street Baller turned to their crazy-fan Revolutionaries for hope:

GARNETT VS. KUNCIO: Chris Kuncio of Center City, who dresses as “old-school baller Thomas Jefferson” in the 76ers’ crazy-fan section, is offended that Celtics superstar Kevin Garnett and other nonlocals trash Philly sports fans.

“During our last regular-season game against Boston, when Mickael Pietrus went down with a concussion, people were disgusted at how we cheered,” Kuncio told Broad Street Baller.

“But we just cheered that the dude fell down. I know because I was in the front with my friend chanting, ‘She fell over!’ As soon as we realized it was serious, we stopped. We Philly fans are brutal, but we’re still decent people.”

Kuncio said the Revolutionaries weren’t hoping for an enemy injury but, “Do I want someone on the other team to fall on his ass right in front of me? Hell, yes.”

Kuncio said that Pietrus had cursed the crazy fans earlier, when they advised him to tuck his shirt in and look professional. “I have a hard time respecting anybody who wants to trade verbal jabs with someone dressed up like old-school baller Thomas Jefferson,” Kuncio said.

About Game 5: “It’s a curse when we start off hot and then begin playing ‘pull-up and shoot’ like the Celtics instead of our fast-tempo style,” he said. “We don’t have the shooters.”

To win Game 6, Kuncio said, “the Sixers must spread out the Celtics’ defense by making that extra pass, maintain our composure instead of forcing shots and, most importantly, hit our damn free throws! It’s embarrassing to have a bunch of players willing to dribble down the court and pull up at the 3-point line to shoot but who are horrendous free-throw shooters.”

DR. Z SEZ: “Stop Rondo, double down on Garnett and be totally aware of Bass,” advises Zane “Dr. Z” Major, who was hit in the head by a hurled piece of asphalt while helping Roman Catholic beat La Salle, 50-42, in the 1974 Catholic League championship game.

Major (14 points, 13 rebounds) told Baller, “In those days, I had a large Afro, so it cushioned the blow. That was crazy!”

Speaking of crazy, “We fans have to lift our Sixers to a Game 6 win!” Major said. “My motto: ‘What you come here for!’ Let’s bring it!” n

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