Feb. 27, 2013
-- It has been a roller coaster ride in Philadelphia this season. Andrew Bynum remains sidelined by injury, Coach Collins is questioning his young teams effort, and last nights 98-84 loss to Orlando at home was the Sixers sixth straight defeat. With the media quick to spotlight all the drama and "inevitable darkness" looming over the troubled franchise, one has to question, why isn't anyone talking about rising star Jrue Holiday?
The 22-year-old is posting career best numbers (19 points, 8.7 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per contest), earned his first All-Star nomination, and seems to be the only thing keeping Philadelphia's rapidly falling play-off hopes alive. With a tough upcoming schedule and time running out, it seems obvious the media's focus needs to shift gears from the ailing knees of the sidelined Bynum, to the maturation of one of the leagues brightest stars.
Holiday has not just improved from a year ago, he has thrived, and it is about time the media truly took notice. A class act both on and off the court, and a prime example of what makes the NBA so great, evidence shows the Sixers have found their guy and their future in Jrue Holiday. With Bynum's supposed return just weeks away, perhaps things are finally starting to look up in the city of brotherly love.