In lieu of the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a week ago, I am going to compile a list of the 76er players who exemplify terribleness and who reside on the complete opposite end of the Hall of Fame spectrum.
You can call them the anti-hall of famers or Bizarro Air Jordan’s, which ever you like.
The club went through a string of stupid trades that soured me to the club over the years and they suffered through a decade (or more) of below average play.
It started with them trading my favorite Sixer of all time: Moses Malone.
I forgave them for that one. They were still pretty competitive with Charles Barkley and crew.
Then Sir Charles forced his way out of town and the Sixers got Jeff Hornacek and a pair of shoe laces in return. Jeff was on the NBA JAM Roster for Sega Genesis as one of two players representing the Sixers, how pathetic is that?
The Sixers hands were tied with this one. It hurt but the Round Mound of Rebound did not want to be here, so they let him go and got eight cents on the dollar in return.
Shortly thereafter, the Sixers traded their only All Star representative in Hersey Hawkins. The anger was really starting to build up. Then the worst happened.
They drafted Shawn Bradley. I was done with this squad. I had officially written them off. They had the worst front office in sports.
It took, Pat Croce, Allen Iverson and Larry Brown to finally get them out their funk. I did route for A.I., Larry and crew and I think the Sixers are headed in the right direction, but I will never have them ranked ahead of the Eagles and the Phillies again.
I have a feeling I am not the only one.
This is the first induction into Walt’s Anti-Hall of Fame. So this class should feel extra special.
Without further hesitation: