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Beloved Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was thrilled to see James Harden go to Philadelphia, believing that the 76ers are now in position to chase rings.
Meek Mill is known for his bars, and he’s known for his fervent love of the 76ers.
In one tweet, he used his verbal prowess to predict greatness for a team now led by former Brooklyn Nets point guard James Harden. “We about to go to a chip off the rip,” Meek Mill declared, following his prediction with eight jewel emojis.
Meek Mill celebrates James Harden to 76ers, predicting a “chip off the rip”
While Meek’s tweet has eight jewels, the 76ers franchise has only earned three championships rings: in 1955, 1967, and 1983. It’s been 39 years since the 76ers won it all, but Philly makes frequent playoff appearances.
The Philadelphia team has been competitive in the regular season, but they haven’t had the ability to power through the playoffs since 2001. That year, the 76ers pushed through the Eastern Conference Finals until a quick five-game Finals run was ended at the hands of the Lakers.
This season, the 76ers have remained in close contention for the lead. The Sixers currently rank No. 5 in the Eastern Conference at 32-22, just three wins less and two losses more than the No. 1 team, the Miami Heat.
If Meek Mill and the 76ers do want a chip off the rip, the Harden trade instantly adds value to a Philadelphia team that needed a boost from Ben Simmons’ absence. With superstar harden on the squad, the 76ers could fare better in the playoffs than previously expected.
At the very least, Sixers fans can hope that Meek Mill brings his Philly fandom to the studio and pens a song to celebrate his favorite team.