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Philly’s Finest: Unveiling the Greatest All- 76ers Teams

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Creating an all-time Philadelphia 76ers team across three depth charts celebrates the franchise’s rich history, including numerous Hall of Famers, MVPs, and iconic figures who have made significant contributions. This list will highlight players based on their performance during their tenure with the 76ers, considering their accolades, stats, and overall impact.

These choices aren’t mine, I simply wrote a simple prompt in an NBA GPT, basically, give me the greatest 76ers of all-time by position, divided up into a 1st, 2nd & 3rd team.

This is only the result of that…I also asked for stats & accolades, etc.

A look at the best 76ers players of all-time in franchise history.

First Team

  • Point Guard: Allen Iverson
  • Accolades with 76ers: MVP (2001), 11× All-Star
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 27.6 PPG and 6.1 APG from 1996 to 2006. Known for his scoring prowess and resilience, Iverson led the 76ers to the 2001 NBA Finals.
  • Shooting Guard: Hal Greer
    • Accolades with 76ers: NBA Champion (1967), 10× All-Star
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 19.2 PPG over his career (1958-1973) with the franchise, playing a key role in the 1966-67 championship team.
  • Small Forward: Julius Erving
  • Accolades with 76ers: NBA Champion (1983), MVP (1981), 11× All-Star
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 22.0 PPG and 6.7 RPG from 1976 to 1987, Dr. J was known for his spectacular play and athleticism, leading the Sixers to a championship in 1983.
  • Power Forward: Charles Barkley
  • Accolades with 76ers: 6× All-Star, 5× All-NBA First Team
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 23.3 PPG and 11.6 RPG from 1984 to 1992. Barkley was a dominant force on both ends of the floor during his tenure with the Sixers.
  • Center: Wilt Chamberlain
  • Accolades with 76ers: NBA Champion (1967), 3× MVP (1966, 1967, 1968)
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 27.6 PPG and 23.9 RPG from 1965 to 1968. Chamberlain was a revolutionary player, setting numerous records during his time with the 76ers.
Philadelphia 76ers legends Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain & Allen Iverson

Second Team

  • Point Guard: Maurice Cheeks
  • Accolades with 76ers: NBA Champion (1983), 4× All-Star
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 12.2 PPG and 7.3 APG from 1978 to 1989. Known for his defensive prowess and playmaking ability.
  • Shooting Guard: Andrew Toney
  • Accolades with 76ers: 2× All-Star, NBA Champion (1983)
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 19.7 PPG in his best seasons, Toney was a critical scorer for the 76ers during their early 80s successes.
  • Small Forward: Billy Cunninghammore info
  • Accolades with 76ers: NBA Champion (1967), 4× All-Star
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 20.8 PPG and 10.1 RPG from 1965 to 1972. Cunningham was a key player for the 76ers, especially during their championship season.
  • Power Forward: Dolph Schayes
  • Accolades with 76ers: NBA Champion (1955), 12× All-Star
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 18.5 PPG and 12.1 RPG, Schayes played before the franchise became the 76ers, but his contributions are a significant part of the team’s history.
  • Center: Moses Malone
  • Accolades with 76ers: NBA Champion (1983), MVP (1983), 4× All-Star
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 21.0 PPG and 12.0 RPG from 1982 to 1986. Malone was the final piece that led the 76ers to their 1983 championship, dominating the paint.
Sixers MVP's Joel embiis, Julius Erving, Allen Iverson, Moses Malone, & Wilt Chamberlain. All these men won NBA MVP awards while playing for the 76ers

Third Team

  • Point Guard: Ben Simmons
  • Accolades with 76ers: 3× All-Star, Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 15.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, and 7.7 APG through 2021. Known for his versatility and defensive skills.
  • Shooting Guard: Hersey Hawkins
  • Accolades with 76ers: All-Star (1991)
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 19.0 PPG during his tenure with the Sixers (1988-1993), a reliable scorer and defender.
  • Small Forward: Bobby Jones
  • Accolades with 76ers: NBA Champion (1983), 4× All-Star
  • Facts & Stats: Known for his defensive prowess, Jones was an integral part of the 1983 championship team, contributing significantly on both ends of the floor.
  • Power Forward: George McGinnis
  • Accolades with 76ers: 3× All-Star
  • Facts & Stats: Averaged 21.6 PPG and 11.5 RPG in his best seasons with the Sixers, McGinnis was a powerful forward who could dominate the game.
  • Center: Joel Embiid
  • Accolades with 76ers: Multiple All-Star appearances, MVP candidate
  • Facts & Stats: Averages over 25 PPG and 11 RPG since joining the league. Embiid has been the cornerstone of the 76ers’ franchise, known for his scoring, rebounding, and defensive abilities.

This lineup of three teams deep showcases the breadth of talent and legendary figures who have represented the Philadelphia 76ers over the years, each leaving a lasting impact on the franchise’s legacy.

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