Ben Franklin dribbles a basketball in 76ers’ new secondary logo (UPDATE: Apparently not)

UPDATE 9:21 A.M.

Welp, the dream is apparently over, at least according to Jason Wolf of Delaware Online.

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We DMV folks thought we had the market cornered on Colonial-era mascots, what with our Racing Presidents and our Colonials and our Patriots and what have you. But the Philadelphia 76ers apparently have decided to tap into Ye Olde Colonial Mania with this new secondary logo:

Look at that sneer: This Ben Franklin is not messing around.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.

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