Story Behind the Shot | It's Cool to Have a Mentor

There are plenty of ways to tell a story - by word, by mouth, by sight. With this feature, Story Behind the Shot, we wanted to take a blended approach. 

Every week, from now until whenever the 76ers' season ends, we'll release to you across our social media feeds and website our latest photo of the week, snapped by one of the several talented photographers we're fortunate to have on staff. 

Each installment in this series will be contextualized with commentary from both a primary subject in the photo, and the photographer who took it, thereby bringing to you...the story behind the shot.

Again, be on the lookout out for fresh photos weekly, and check out the links a little farther down below for previous installments in the series. We hope you enjoy!


Week of 1/7 - 1/13

Matisse Thybulle


"It’s cool to have a mentor. We’re in such a unique situation, being NBA players. Not too many people can relate to what our lives are like. To have someone who’s close enough in age to me who has gone through similar things - not too far removed from the experiences I’m going through right now - yet still old enough to have made it through, made it to the other side, and learned all the lessons, is invaluable. I can bounce questions off him that he already has the answers to, because he’s gone through it, and has had so much success doing it. I’m pretty lucky."

Tobias Harris


“This is a good rookie. He pays attention, he comes to work every day. Not only that, he brings a lot to the table for our team. He comes in and gets minutes, and brings it every night on the defensive end for us. With more and more games, and with more experience, he’s going to continue to blossom into a full-on, complete player who's going to be a beast soon.”

Past Entries:

Week of 1/14 - 1/22: Blessed to Play This Game

Week of 12/31 - 1/6: A Better Purpose

Week of 12/23 - 12/30: Making it Rain

Week of 12/14 - 12/22: A Quiet Purpose


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