The Philadelphia 76ers (or just “the Sixers”) are a professional basketball team with a rich history of championship success. Based in the city of brotherly love – Philadelphia, the team was founded in 1946 as the Syracuse Nationals by Danny Biasone and earned multiple Eastern Conference Championships and NBA Championships. In this article, you will discover some Facts about the Philadelphia 76ers that may have been overlooked.
Excellent and exciting facts about the Philadelphia 76ers
1. Josh Harris owns the franchise. Mr Harris is one of the wealthiest owners in the NBA, with an estimated net worth of 7 billion dollars U.S.
2. The Sixers are worth an estimated 2.08 billion U.S. dollars.
3. The team plays its home games at the Wells Fargo Arena. The arena holds about 20,478 people.
4. The name 76ers was selected by Walter Stalberg after a contest was held when the team moved to Philadelphia from Syracuse. 76ers refers to the year in which the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.
5. The 76ers have won 12 Division titles, 3 NBA Championships, and 5 Eastern Conference titles.
6. Some of the best NBA players have played for the Sixers, players such as Allen Iverson, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Dolph Schayes, Hal Greer, Wilt Chamberlain, Chet Walker, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks, Bobby Jones, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson.
7. In 1955, the 76ers defeated the Fort Wayne Pistons 4 games to 3 in a best-of-seven series for their first NBA Championship.
8. In the 1983-1984 season, Julius Erving led the team to a 52–30 record. That year, the team won its 3rd NBA Championship by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 4 – 0.
9. Philly is one of only seven teams with three or more championships.
10. The team’s jersey colors are Blue, red, silver, black, navy, and white.
11. The Sixers have hosted the NBA All-Star Game 4 times.
12. The team plays in the Atlantic Division, along with the Raptors, the Nets, Knicks, and the Boston Celtics.
13. Doc Rivers currently coach the team. Doc led the Boston Celtics to a title in 2008.
14. The 76ers have retired ten numbers (2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 13, 15, 24, 32, 34).