In case you weren't awake last night or not on the internet, you may have missed that the Sixers traded for Lakers C Andre Bynum. They gave up a ton to get him, but they do now have an elite big man, easily the second best in the NBA, and a guy that can be considered a star talent.
In a league run by stars, you're no where if you don't have one. Now the Sixers do, which is precisely what our pals at Liberty Ballers are so pumped about. Here's Michael Levin.
Gut reaction: I love this deal. Regardless of Bynum resigning, it's a fantastic trade. I'm bummed about losing Harkless (how could you trade Moe Harkless? shirts coming to a store near you) but it's unlikely he'd ever get to his potential and I got the impression the Sixers were going to screw him up anyway. The future first is collateral damage. Vucevic barely exists to me anymore.
This is a huge step towards a championship. Not "relevance". A championship. I'm particularly blown away at the Sixers doing this without a GM.
For more reaction from Sixers fans, check out the celebration over at Liberty Ballers.