They slowly formed a circle around each other, seemingly unsure of what to do, finally every one of the Philadelphia 76ers smiling and laughing.
The 76ers had just avoided making the wrong kind of history, getting their first win of the season with an 85-77 victory over the equally-hapless Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night.
There hadn’t been much to smile about in Philadelphia all season, but now the players were happy and hugged each other, even if they are just 1-17.
It showed that they cared, that they still have been playing hard and that they kept the right approach.
But for one night, the 76ers were all smiles.
"Congrats lil homies,” former 76ers great Allen Iverson tweeted. “Keep fighting and stay strong.”