In case you may have missed it, the Philadelphia 76ers and Wells Fargo are currently have beef with each other. Wells Fargo recently withdrew their sponsorship of the team, and the Sixers are none-too-pleased with this development. As such, the Sixers have decided to refuse to acknowledge the fact that Wells Fargo exists as an entity. This is interesting because the Sixers play in the Wells Fargo Center, but the team refuses to call their home arena by that name. Instead, they’ve chosen to call it either “The Center” or “our home arena.”
It’s really astonishing to see two corporate entities being this petty with each other in public, but the Sixers took it to the next level with their new court design. I’m not exactly sure about this, but there may or may not be a rule where teams must put the name of the arena on the court. The Sixers have complied with this rule, as you can hopefully see below.
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Yep, there it is. Right there in basic, small, white font. This is wildly passive-aggressive and hilarious at the same time. It’s so petty that you can’t help but tip your cap to the Sixers here. If you’re going to be petty, then go all-in, man. Don’t hold back when it comes to pettiness.
The weirdest thing about this entire saga of passive-aggressiveness is that Wells Fargo is set to have the naming rights to the arena until 2024. If the Sixers keep this up for this long, then they’ll have become the endurance kings of pettiness in all of sports. What do you guys think, though? Should the two parties come to an agreement to chill out with all of this, or are you a fan of the Sixers sticking it to the man, here?