Prior to the season, the SIxers were slotted to play on national TV six times mostly due to the fact that last year they were a decent Eastern conference team. Since the reality is that they’re a good Eastern conference team this year, the national networks seem to be looking to add more Sixers to their schedule.â†µ
ESPN has announced that they have added the Sixers vs Mavericks game on February 17th to their national schedule. According to an ESPN spokesman,â†µ
“The primary reason is due to the Sixers success. They have ‘played their way’ on schedule.”â†µ
The SIxers will now be seen on national TV 10 times this season with the potential to add even more as the season goes on. As Liberty Ballers points out, the Sixers were shown nationally just once last year.