The Philadelphia 76ers have retired 10 numbers in their franchise history. The names of some of the best players in NBA history hang in the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center.
They’ve celebrated two NBA Championships in Philadelphia and one as the Syracuse Nationals before their relocation in 1963.
Philadelphia 76ers: 1983 NBA Champions
The best era in franchise history came during the late 1970s and the early 1980s. The Sixers advanced to the NBA Finals four times in seven seasons from 1976-77 through 1982-83.
They finally broke through on their fourth try. Beloved stars Julius Erving, Moses Malone, and Andrew Toney took down the “Showtime” Los Angeles Lakers under the leadership of head coach Billy Cunningham.
Four members of the glorified championship team (and their coach) have their numbers retired, and one more player deserves his own banner.
Other Sixers Legends
Two of the most colorful personalities in the modern era spent long tenures in Philadelphia without winning championships. However, the organization pays proper tribute to the careers of Allen Iverson and Charles Barkley with proudly displayed banners.
Another NBA superstar has highlighted the most recent era after the brutal basement seasons during “The Process.” Joel Embiid hopes someday to see his name hanging next to the franchise’s all-time greats.
An organization with admirable class has put together memorable ceremonies to honor some of its best players. The Sixers have immortalized a local legend who was the most dominant player in basketball history at the height of his career.
They’ve glorified Allen Iverson because of Philadelphia’s continued infatuation with the polarizing former MVP. The organization has also honored the most entertaining commentator in the sport.
Fans adore the stars of the past as part of a proud legacy. The Philadelphia 76ers have made three additions to their list of retired numbers in recent seasons. These ceremonies have drawn huge crowds at the Wells Fargo Center. Expect the tradition to continue.