32 Facts About Philadelphia 76ers


Philadelphia 76ers, colloquially known as the Sixers, are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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Philadelphia 76ers have had a prominent history, with many Hall of Fame players having played for the organization, including Dolph Schayes, Hal Greer, Wilt Chamberlain, Chet Walker, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks, Bobby Jones, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, George McGinnis, and Allen Iverson.

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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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The Philadelphia 76ers lost their first 15 games of the season, and a few months later set a then-record 20-game losing streak in a single season.

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The Philadelphia 76ers finished an NBA-record 59 games behind the Atlantic Division champion Boston Celtics.

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

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The 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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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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Philadelphia 76ers selected Charles Smith with its first pick in the 1988 NBA draft, then traded his rights to the Los Angeles Clippers for their first pick, and Hersey Hawkins.

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The Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Chicago Bulls in five games, and would do the same in 1991 after sweeping the Bucks in the first round.

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In exchange, Philadelphia 76ers received Aaron McKie and Theo Ratliff, defensive standouts who would have an impact in the team's resurgence.

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On that day, Philadelphia 76ers acquired Dikembe Mutombo from the Atlanta Hawks in a deal that sent the injured Ratliff along with Nazr Mohammed, Toni Kukoc, and Pepe Sanchez to Atlanta .

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Philadelphia 76ers fought back and won the next three games to win the series.

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Philadelphia 76ers seemed to gain momentum despite the loss, and they would win Games Four and Five.

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Philadelphia 76ers impressed many with his willingness to get other players involved in the offense.

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The moves allowed the Philadelphia 76ers to make Iguodala the unquestioned leader of the team, and evaluate whether they saw him as a franchise player.

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Philadelphia 76ers was the fourth coach to be fired after one season or less since Larry Brown left the team in 2003.

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

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Philadelphia 76ers earned the eighth seed in the 2012 NBA playoffs, facing the first-seeded Bulls.

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Bynum's debut with the Philadelphia 76ers took a hit when he was sidelined for precautionary reasons, in relation to the Orthokine knee procedure he received during the off-season.

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Philadelphia 76ers won the player of the week award in his first week, being the second rookie after Shaquille O'Neal to accomplish that.

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Philadelphia 76ers went on to win the Rookie of the Year award, becoming the first rookie drafted 10th or later to win the award since Mark Jackson in 1987 for the New York Knicks.

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In three deals at the 2015 NBA trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers traded Carter-Williams and McDaniels for JaVale McGee, Isaiah Canaan, and three draft picks, including a protected 2015 first-round pick originally owned by the Los Angeles Lakers.

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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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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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The Philadelphia 76ers fined Simmons for conduct detrimental to the team, reportedly in excess of $19 million.

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Philadelphia 76ers was then replaced with Hip Hop, a rabbit that usually, during time-outs or halftime, would do slam dunks.

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Philadelphia 76ers was replaced by Franklin post 2011 lockout as after the lockout, Hip Hop would not return.

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Philadelphia 76ers hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA.

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

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In September 2016, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired both Team Dignitas and Apex Gaming and merged them under the Dignitas brand, becoming the first North American professional sports team to own an esports team.

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