18 Facts About Philadelphia 76ers

1. The Philadelphia 76ers are an NBA basketball team that competes in the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division with home games at the Wells Fargo Center.

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2. The Philadelphia 76ers have seen new stars arise within their roster so far this season, which has left Furkan Korkmaz on the back burner.

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3. All of the Philadelphia 76ers' retired numbers are hanging on the rafters in the Wells Fargo Center.

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4. In 2014, the Philadelphia 76ers announced their plans to construct a new training complex, which was officially opened on September 23, 2016.

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5. The Philadelphia 76ers had an alternate logo with the '76' wordmark inside the silhouette of the Liberty Bell with 'Philadelphia' on top.

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6. In doing so, the Philadelphia 76ers managed to avoid setting a new NBA record of most losses to begin a season.

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7. The Philadelphia 76ers signed JP Tokoto with the 58th overall pick.

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8. On May 19, the Philadelphia 76ers were awarded the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, where they selected Duke center Jahlil Okafor with the third overall pick.

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9. The Philadelphia 76ers faced the heavily favored Heat in the first round, and ultimately fell to them in five games.

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10. The Philadelphia 76ers had the sixth-best odds at receiving the top pick in the 2010 draft, and they managed to land the second overall pick, beating out the Warriors, Kings, Timberwolves, and Nets, who all had better odds.

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11. On December 2, 2009, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they had signed Iverson to a one-year prorated $1.3 million non-guaranteed contract.

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12. On July 9, 2008, the Philadelphia 76ers signed power forward Elton Brand to a five-year, $79.795 million contract, after trading Rodney Carney and renouncing their rights to all their unrestricted free agents.

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13. In return, the Philadelphia 76ers received Roy Hinson, Jeff Ruland, and Cliff Robinson, none of whom played more than three seasons with the team.

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14. The Philadelphia 76ers went on to win their third NBA championship with a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers, who had defeated them the season before.

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15. The Philadelphia 76ers were given little chance of winning as they faced the Celtics in Game Seven at Boston Garden.

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16. In the next four seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers would fall short of the NBA Championship, even after Shue handed the coaching reins to former great Billy Cunningham.

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17. In Game Five of that series, as the Philadelphia 76ers went to victory and the NBA Finals, Philadelphia fans chanted "Boston is dead!"—a symbol that the Celts' eight-year reign as NBA champion had ended.

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18. The Philadelphia 76ers have only been back to the NBA Finals once since then: in 2001, where they were led by Iverson and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.

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