NBA champion Rasheed Wallace takes Sixers over Nets to make NBA Finals

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When it comes to the NBA Finals and the Eastern Conference, the conversation has been centered around the two top teams in the standings, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets.

The Sixers, led by their star duo of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, have been sitting at the top of the East for the majority of the season as the play of their stars combined with the supporting cast has been great. However, a lot of the talk has been centered around the Nets due to their star trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.

The trio the Nets have assembled are guys who have proven themselves on the big stage, and it will certainly be tough for the Sixers to get through, but Philadelphia has something Brooklyn does not right now and that is chemistry.

Former NBA champion, and Philadelphia native, Rasheed Wallace joined ESPN’s First Take and he is taking the Sixers to come out of the East for that reason:

Don’t get me wrong, Brooklyn has a trifecta. They have three great players with Kyrie, Honeybun, and KD. So, those three guys, you got to respect them, but the Sixers, I think what makes them a little bit different, and I would have to give the edge to them is the fact that team has been together for a couple of years… forget it. I’m gonna go ahead and say, yeah.

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Wallace is not wrong about the chemistry. The Big 3 in Brooklyn was formed in January, and they have played only seven games together. That could be an issue come playoff time. The Sixers, while adding new pieces to the core, have had their mainstays together for a bit. Embiid, Simmons and Tobias Harris have played together, and that just might give them the edge in the postseason.

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