Allen Iverson and Chris Webber didn't show up at the arena until close to tipoff. That's late. That's very late. That's Marvin Barnes late. (Barnes, as quoted in Terry Pluto's Loose Balls: "game time is on time!")
The way Celeste Whittaker tells it, first Cheeks didn't know they weren't there. Then he didn't know how he was supposed to handle it. Then he pretended that it was his idea they wouldn't play.
Then Billy King did a bunch of swearing, and it looks like there's change on the horizon in Philadelphia.