Tobias Harris ready to play in Orlando amid concerns, excited for Bobi-Tobi reunion
Philadelphia 76ers small forward Tobias Harris is ready for the “bubble” games to begin on July 30 at Walt Disney World. However, the Sixers swingman does understand why some players are hesitant to play.
The tragic murder of George Floyd in Minnesota at the hands of policemen has caused nationwide protests. Brooklyn Nets superstar point guard Kyrie Irving and Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Avery Bradley have been very open about how they believe sports coming back will only take the attention off the racial injustices in America.
The Sixers star said there is no right or wrong answer in this situation and that every NBA player is entitled to express their feelings on the restart plans.
Tobias Harris is currently live with Ernie Johnson and he was asked his stance on returning to play. Harris responded by saying he understands everybody’s stance and that he’s ready to play in Orlando next month. #Sixers pic.twitter.com/JpwlajbaBR
— Ky Carlin (@Ky_Carlin) June 17, 2020
For what it’s worth, Tobias Harris and the Sixers have already clinched a playoff spot. The team will be staying at the Grand Floridian hotel.
The Dallas Mavericks will also be staying at the Grand Floridian, which means Harris is going to be reunited with his best friend, Mavs big man Boban Marjanovic.
The Sixers’ talented scorer joked that he’s going to need extra security around him so Marjanovic doesn’t try and break the “bubble” rules which the NBA has implemented once the games start.
Bobi + Tobi reunion!
"I know that @BobanMarjanovic will be communicating with me so might have to have some security!" 🤣
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) June 17, 2020
Prior to the season getting suspended, Harris was averaging 19.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the Sixers in 65 games. The 27-year-old was also shooting 47.2 percent from the field, 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The Sixers are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The franchise has lost in the second round of the playoffs the last two postseasons, so Harris and Co. are motivated to make a deep run in Orlando.