Sixers ownership statement to ESPN: ''….After listening to our staff and players, it's clear that was the wrong decision. We have reversed it and will be paying these employees their full salary." https://t.co/0mn1NthccQ— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2020
The idea to cut salaries was never going to go over well. That’s something the Sixers found out real fast.
From the start, the 76ers were widely mocked and shamed on social media after the initial news broke on Monday. Because, after all, a multi-billion-dollar organization cutting salaries of employees while the world hunkers down amid a pandemic just reeks of greed and selfishness.
After the franchise’s decision to reverse course, many took the opportunity to express their reactions on Twitter, with many rejoicing over the fact that public shaming had its desired effect.
bro that means you thought it was the right decision 45 minutes ago https://t.co/6yxpvkoGIT— Michael Pina (@MichaelVPina) March 24, 2020
Legit hilarious that it took the 76ers ownership under 24 hours to realize that they were going to painted as cartoon villains for doing this given that Josh Harris is worth $3.7 billion.— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) March 24, 2020
Honestly embarrassing that they thought they should do this in the first place. https://t.co/820H63951I
Wow they took that L so quick lmaooo https://t.co/zPgEsYIWTe— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) March 24, 2020
yet another win for the booing home fans https://t.co/0WnzAogUsH— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) March 24, 2020
Cyberbullying billionaires works https://t.co/o592Plk1es— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) March 24, 2020
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Largely considered one of the worst teams in NBA history, the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers finished their season 9-73, which is the lowest win total in an 82-game NBA season.