Philadelphia 76ers To Feature Benjamin Franklin Secondary Logo…..WELL NOT EXACTLY

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With all of the hoopla surrounding who the Philadelphia 76ers will select with their pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a rumor went viral last night via Twitter.

Images of what were purported to be  United States’ founding father, Benjamin Franklin bouncing a basketball were said to be the teams alternate logo.

Not so fast!

As per Delaware Online and USA Today Sixers reporter, Jason Wolf, it was a hoax.

Wolf tweeted last night: Team will NOT use this logo. Was something they explored. MT @RealGM: #76ers‘ new Ben Franklin logo.

Although a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia with the Pennsylvania Chronicle, Franklin will NOT be printed in Sixers gear at the Wells Fargo Center or on any Sixers merchandise anytime soon.

Although there will be no founding father featured as the team’s alternate logo, the Sixers do have a third pick at this Thursday’s NBA draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The team also hold the 10th, 32nd, 39th, 47th and 54th picks in this years draft, as well.

 

Brandon Robinson

Brandon Robinson is a sports and entertainment staff writer at The Source Magazine. His writing focuses on contemporary issues in sports, pop culture, politics and the game of basketball. He's also a regular contributor to EBONY, JET, SLAM, Brooklyn Courier, Queens Times Ledger, Regal Radio and MadameNoire. He's made expert appearances on Sirius/XM Radio, ESPN Radio and Arise TV. Follow Brandon Robinson on Twitter @ScoopB

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