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As one of the NBA’s most prominent franchises, the Philadelphia 76ers have a collection of NBA titles, Hall of Famers, and other accolades. The great Hal Greer may lead the Philadelphia 76ers’ stats, but other legends like Allen Iverson and Julius Erving have donned the Sixers’ colors.

The 76ers are typically a competitive team. But a title contender? That status seems to be a little wishy-washy for the franchise, despite constantly housing an All-NBA-caliber player. The NBA odds have pegged Philadelphia as a top-tier team in recent seasons, although the NBA Championship continues to elude it.

General Information

Conference & Division

  • Conference: Eastern
  • Division: Atlantic

City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Arena: Wells Fargo Center

Championships & Titles

Years:

  • 3 NBA Championships
  • 5 Conference Championships
  • 12 Division Titles

Philadelphia 76ers All-Time Records

Most points all-time:

  • Hal Greer, 21,586

Most rebounds all-time:

  • Dolph Schayes, 11,256

Most assists all-time:

  • Maurice Cheeks, 6,212

Most steals all-time:

  • Maurice Cheeks, 1,942

Most blocks all-time:

  • Julius Erving, 1,293

Most wins all-time (coach):

  • Billy Cunningham, 454

Philadelphia 76ers Stats & Team History

The franchise started as the Syracuse Nationals in 1946. This team featured Hall of Famers like Dolph Schayes and Hal Greer. The Nationals consistently won playoff games including an NBA Championship in 1955. New owners then relocated the team to Philadelphia at the start of the 1963-64 season.

Schayes transitioned to the bench as coach and Wilt Chamberlain came over from Philadelphia’s old team, the Warriors. Chamberlain became a dominant force for the team, as he won three consecutive MVPs and led the team to its first championship as the 76ers in 1967.

But Chamberlain did not stay long with Philadelphia and left for the Lakers in 1968. The team remained competitive, but ultimately declined. The Sixers missed the postseason for the first time in its history in 1971.

Thankfully, the ABA-NBA merger proved to be a boon for Philadelphia as Erving, a superstar with the ABA, came over from the Nets. With Erving, the Sixers became the best team in the East. They consistently won 50+ games and made three NBA Finals, albeit in losing efforts.

Unable to get over the hump, the Sixers acquired two-time MVP, Moses Malone. He proved to be the catalyst for the team as he won his third MVP and led the team to its first championship in 16 seasons.

The Sixers of the 1980s featured players like Erving, Malone, Maurice Cheeks, and later, Charles Barkley. But despite their collection of stars, Philadelphia got lost in a stacked Eastern Conference.

With declining results, Philadelphia traded away Barkley to the Phoenix Suns. This kick-started the “dark ages” for the franchise, since they won no more than 31 games in a season for seven straight years. The dysfunction did allow the team to select first overall during the 1996 NBA Draft. With it, the franchise took Iverson.
Iverson quickly established himself as one of the league’s best stars. He regularly racked up points and led the Philadelphia 76ers stats. With longtime coach Larry Brown and perennial Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia returned to the NBA Finals in 2001, but fell to the Lakers dynasty.

The team moved on from the Iverson era in 2006. After mediocre runs, new general manager Sam Hinkie infamously kept the team bad. During these years, “The Process” popularized “tanking” in the NBA, as Philadelphia racked up high draft picks every season until it acquired superstar center Joel Embiid in 2014.
With Embiid leading the team, the Sixers have become a top team in the East again. The pursuit of an NBA title continues.

Philadelphia 76ers FAQs

Why Is Philadelphia Called the “76ers”?

The moniker “76ers” comes from the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which was in 1776.

What Are the Philadelphia 76ers Known For?

The 76ers are known for winning several NBA Championships, and for being home to many great players like Julius Erving and Allen Iverson.

What Is the Philadelphia 76ers’ Snake?

The 76ers’ snake was adopted during the team’s 2018 playoff run as imagery to the rallying cry of “Join or Die!” during the pre-independence days of the United States.
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