Doc Jon wrote:
And I wasn't asking for special coverage, I was asking for coverage, period.
No one in the NBA has done anything special at this point, except maybe Kobe's 40 point streak. Look at all the coverage the Knicks get. Honestly, I think you see the point.
The 76ers are getting as much coverage as they warrant, which is to say not much and most people are waiting for them to actually play some good teams before talking about them, as right now there's nothing to say about them. Playing half their games against last place teams, and almost all their games against terrible teams, means they should have a good record even if they are just mediocre and destined for another 5 or 6 seed.
I've heard people say they are the favorites to win their division, and read articles saying that as well.
Like this one that came out before their first game:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/9969 ... n-atlantic
Or this one from a couple days ago:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1025 ... am-to-beat
Or this article about a Sixers win that praises their team first play:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/sport ... start.html
Or this power ranking that ranks them 4th:http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/1/16/2 ... on-celtics
Or this ranking from ESPN that has them #1:http://espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/powerrankings
Or the feature ESPN did on surprise teams the other day on TV (the video is on the 76ers team page)http://espn.go.com/nba/team/_/name/phi/ ... phia-76ers
Or a million other things you could find online.
Basically, you are blaming the NBA for something they have no control over, as they aren't the media covering the team. And the actual coverage by the overall media of the Sixers has been fine, it's just that you want ESPN to spend more time talking about them, despite the fact they have done nothing to really warrant more coverage.