Making the Philadelphia 76ers Contenders Again Can't Be That Hard, Can It?

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Making the Philadelphia 76ers Contenders Again Can't Be That Hard, Can It?
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It seems like such a long time ago, but there was a time when the Philadelphia 76ers were considered an elite team.

Of course, at that time most of us were more interested in Thundercats than thunder dunks.

We've heard the stories:

The "Beat LA" chants at the Spectrum for Game Seven.

There was the promise of "Fo, fo, fo" from league MVP Moses Malone.

Up until the '92 trade of Charles Barkley to the Phoenix Suns, the Sixers were perennial playoff participants.

Then came a couple of seven-foot punch lines in Manute Bol and Shawn Bradley, and some really bad teams overall.

Allen Iverson managed to pull the Sixers out of the muck, but was not able to duplicate the success of his MVP season.

All bringing us to today.

After a disappointing Game Six loss, everything we thought we knew about this team has proven to be "less than accurate"—much like their three-point shooting.

Here are some tips for your offseason plans, Ed!

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