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.
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.