Watching fans dance on jumbotrons is nothing new. It’s a classic mid-game treat that has gone on forever. Although some NBA arenas have gotten creative during timeouts, it’s truly hard to beat a classic dance-off, especially when it involves a former beauty queen.
That’s what happened when the Philadelphia 76ers hosted the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center. Late in the fourth quarter, with the Sixers up by three points, all eyes were fixated on the jumbotron when former Miss Philadelphia Julia Rae Schlucter was on the screen and showing off her dance moves.
Of course, the Philly arena showed other Sixers fans, and even one dude who was a Knicks fan, but Julia Rae undoubtedly stole the show at the Sixers game.
Julia Rae Jumbotron Dance
Philadelphia fans can be tough to please. Whether it’s the NFL’s Eagles and quarterback Carson Wentz, the Sixers, the MLB’s Phillies, or even the NHL’s Flyers, the boo-birds come out often. Not for Julia Rae, though. The crowd absolutely loved her.
As for the game itself, Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 23 points and 12 rebounds, Ben Simmons added 18 and 13 assists, Tobias Harris scored 14 and Al Horford chipped in seven points and six rebounds in the 109-104 victory for head coach Brett Brown.
For as exciting as it was to see Julia Rae on the game, it probably won’t beat this dance-off from last season.
Julie Rae is no stranger to the Wells Fargo Center on game day. She even sang the national anthem last January.
“Always a blast & an honor to sing our National Anthem,” she posted on Twitter. “Thanks for having me @sixers #HereTheyCome #sixers.”
If the Sixers win, the fans are happy. If the Sixers win AND Julia Rae is there, it’s a win for everybody.