Does Ben Simmons know something we don't?
The Sixers have already unveiled their alternative jerseys for the 2017-18 season, including the retro "Spirit of 76" City Edition complete with Liberty Bell as well as the red Statement Edition look with scripted Sixers font.
But that didn't stop Simmons from polling his Twitter followers as to whether the team should bring back the old black jerseys from the Iverson era.
Fans were overwhelmingly supportive of bringing back the black — myself not included. Almost 32,000 people voted in his poll with an 80-20 result favoring bringing them back.
Now the question becomes, was Ben used by the team to gauge fan interest for potentially bringing them back down the road? Or was he simply posting something he happened to be thinking about?
Should @sixers bring back the old school black jerseys???— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) November 22, 2017
Kids today will think it's photoshopped pic.twitter.com/qN438HpAxK— OG Bobby Ross (@Rahmi_is_real) June 8, 2017
Here's what the NBA website says about the 1997-2009 era unis:
1997-2009 - The Sixers unveiled a completely new look including the first major logo change since becoming the Philadelphia 76ers in August of 1963. In keeping with the traditional red and blue, the logo was modernized by adding silver, gold and black. For the first time in franchise history, the Sixers wore black uniforms on the road. Trimmed in red and gold, the jersey that features the word SIXERS on the front with white numbers trimmed in red on the back. At home, a white jersey features black numbers trimmed in red. Philadelphia added a hot new second road uniform combining the styles of the old and the new.