So it turns out, we finally have an answer as to how to really pronounce Dario Saric’s name.
When it comes to The Homie’s name, usually the controversy is over the correct pronunciation of his last name, which our expert Marc Zumoff pronounces perfectly. However, in the season opener against the Celtics on TNT, fans gave broadcaster Kevin Harlan plenty of grief for pronouncing it “incorrectly.”
It makes sense that fans would be angry. It’s certainly not how our beloved players name is normally pronounced.
However, later in the game, Harlan called out the Sixers organization for the issue in the pronunciation guide. Later, he provided Twitter with evidence.
However, it looks like the game notes for tonight’s matchup with the Bulls have been slightly adjusted … to reflect what the proper pronunciation of Saric’s name should be. See below.
Hm, interesting. For the first game "dah" was in lowercase and "RIO" was capitalized. That has now been reversed.
Maybe Harlan wasn’t totally wrong after all. He can only go with what he's told.
All right, folks, we’ve settled it once and for all.
For those of you who missed it last night, and bless your blissfully unaware selves, the Sixers lost in a big way to the Celtics in the season opener.
It was rough. It was disappointing. It was ugly. That is undisputed.
What was disputed, however, was a play that occurred in the fourth quarter of the game, where Jaylen Brown went up for a dunk but was met by Joel Embiid. He still managed to get a shot off the glass, but the Internet erupted over whether it counted as a poster or not.
Believe what you want, but it looks like one former Sixer has rushed to Embiid’s defense. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, who was sent to the Thunder over the summer, responded to a French Twitter account’s highlight of the “enormous poster.”
All it took was one word with a question mark, and it looks like we have our answer on this matter. Or not, but we’ll trust Embiid’s former teammate on this.
TLC stays loyal.
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From a few innocuous words out of Tony Wroten's mouth to a phrase the Sixers are trying to trademark.
"Trust the Process" has come a long way.
The Sixers filed a trademark on Sept. 26 for the iconic rallying cry/motto/beacon of hope in the face of ceaseless losing.
The trademark indicates the Sixers plan to use "Trust the Process" to advertise their basketball camps, dance team clinics and just about everything in between.
"Trust the Process" has had a long and winding history. Joel Embiid (who, of course, goes by "The Process"), first tweeted it on Nov. 19, 2014. And the phrase picked up traction after Tony Wroten used it in an article by ESPN's Pablo Torre on then-GM Sam Hinkie's ambitious rebuild.
From there, "Trust the Process" kind of took on a life of its own.
You just lost by 40 points? Trust the Process. It's all part of the plan.
Embiid finally played NBA basketball and looked like a generational talent? Trust the Process. All the losing was worth it.
GM caught up in a bizarre scandal involving his wife using burner Twitter accounts? Trust the Process. Weird stuff happens sometimes.
In a few years, the Sixers have gone from trying to distance themselves from Hinkie and his approach to fully embracing it, or at least the phrase that embodies what he was all about.
Regardless of who technically first said the three words "Trust the Process" consecutively (probably some random guy hundreds of years ago), there's no doubt Hinkie is the spiritual originator.
Even if Markelle Fultz actually thought he invented the phrase ...
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