Philadelphia 76ers: 50 All Time Greatest Players
Led by point guard Paul Seymour, forward Dolph Schayes and center Red Rocha, the 1955 Syracuse Nationals captured the first title.
In the 1963 offseason, the franchise moved to Philadelphia, renaming itself the 76ers.
In 1966-67, the Sixers won their first title for the city of Philadelphia. Led by Wilt Chamberlain and Hal Greer, the team broke the Boston Celtics eight-year stranglehold on the NBA title.
The 76ers made the NBA Finals four times in seven seasons from 1976 through 1983, finally securing the franchise's third title in 1983. The team featured Moses Malone, Dr. J, Maurice Cheeks, Bobby Jones and Andrew Toney.
Other stars have been the face of the franchise in intervening years, from AI to Sir Charles.
As we endure this lockout, let's take a look back at the 50 best players in franchise history.
All statistics were computed using the "Win Share" statistic available at www.basketball-reference.com.
50. Wali Jones (1965-1971, WS: 14.2)
Jones was drafted out of Villanova with Detroit's third round pick of the 1964 NBA Draft and immediately traded to the Baltimore Bullets. He played one season, making the All-Rookie Team before being traded following the season to the 76ers.
Jones, a guard, played 454 games over seven seasons with Philadelphia. In 26 minutes per game, he averaged 12 points, three rebounds and three assists.
49. Elton Brand (2008-Present, WS: 14.3)
The Chicago Bulls drafted Brand with the first overall pick out of Duke in the 1998 NBA Draft. He played two seasons in Chicago and seven with the Los Angeles Clippers before joining the 76ers prior to the 2008-09 season.
Brand, a power forward, has played 186 games over three seasons with Philadelphia. In 32 minutes per game, he has averaged 15 points and eight rebounds.
48. Darrall Imhoff (1968-1970, WS: 14.5)
Imhoff, or "Big D," was drafted in the first round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks out of California. He would also play for the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers before a trade brought him to Philadelphia in 1968.
Over two seasons, Imhoff played 161 games for the 76ers, averaging 11 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes per game.
Imhoff later played with the Cincinnati Royals and the Portland Trail Blazers before retiring in 1972.
47. Tyrone Hill (1999-2001, 2003, WS: 15.1)
Hill, a forward, was drafted in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft out of Xavier by the Golden State Warriors. He would also play for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks before joining Philadelphia prior to the 1999 season.
For the 76ers, Hill filled the starting power forward slot. He played in 189 games over parts of four seasons, averaging 10 points and eight rebounds in 30 minutes per game.
He would later also play for the Miami Heat, retiring as a player after the 2003-04 season.
46. George Lynch (1998-2001, WS: 16.2)
Lynch, a forward, was drafted out of North Carolina in the first round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He would also play with the Vancouver Grizzlies before signing a free agent contract with Philadelphia halfway through the 1998-99 campaign.
As a starter, Lynch played both forward positions for the 76ers, averaging nine points, seven rebounds, 1.5 steals and two assists in an average of 31 minutes per game.
After 2000-01, Lynch finished out his playing career with the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets for four seasons.
He is now Southern Methodist University's administrative assistant/graduate manager.
45. Ron Anderson (1988-1993, WS: 16.7)
Anderson was drafted out of Fresno State in the second round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He would also play for the Indiana Pacers before being traded to Philadelphia prior to the 1988-89 season.
His first season with the 76ers was his best. He played in every game, averaging 16 points, five rebounds and two assists per game.
In 393 games over five Philadelphia seasons, Anderson averaged 13 points, four rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes per game.
He would later play for the New Jersey Nets and the Washington Bullets before moving to France and embarking on a semi-pro career which lasted until 2010.
44. Paul Neumann (1961-1965, WS: 17.0)
Neumann was drafted in the fourth round of the 1959 draft out of Stanford by the Syracuse Nationals.
He would stay with the franchise through their relocation to Philadelphia. He was eventually traded to the San Fransisco Warriors with two other players for Wilt Chamberlain.
For the 76ers, Neumann played 273 games over four seasons. He averaged nine points, three rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes per game.
43. Dikembe Mutombo (2001-2002, WS: 17.2)
Mutombo, a nine language speaking 7'2" center from Congo, was drafted by the Denver Nuggets out of Georgetown in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft. He played with Denver for four seasons and the Atlanta Hawks for four and a half seasons before a trade landed him with the 76ers midway through the 2000-01 season.
Mutombo only played 106 games for Philadelphia, but his impact was huge. He made the All-Star team both of his seasons with the team, and he finished in the top five in rebounds and blocks in both seasons.
He averaged 12 points, 11 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 36 minutes per game for the team. Mutombo would later play for the New Jersey Nets, the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets.
42. Henry Bibby (1976-1980, WS: 17.3)
Bibby was selected in the fourth round of the 1972 NBA draft by the New York Knicks out of UCLA. He would also play with the New Orleans Jazz before his contract was sold to the 76ers during the 1976 offseason.
During his time with Philadelphia, Bibby proved a very durable point guard, missing one game over his four seasons with the club.
Bibby averaged 10 points, three rebounds and five assists in 327 games for the 76ers while leading the team to the second round of the playoffs in each of his seasons in Philadelphia.
He finished his playing career after one season with the San Diego Clippers and went into coaching soon after.
41. Dana Barros (1993-1995, WS: 17.4)
Barros was selected in the first round of the 1989 draft by the Seattle Supersonics out of Boston College. He was traded to the 76ers prior to the 1993-94 season.
Barros, the 76ers starting point guard for his two Philadelphia seasons, enjoyed his best NBA season in Philadelphia. In 1994-95, he started every game, averaging 21 points, eight assists, 1.8 steals and a three point field goal percentage of .464. He played in his only career All-Star Game.
Over two seasons, Barros averaged 17 points and six assists in 36 minutes per game. He would later join the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons.
Barros currently works with the media relations department for the Boston Celtics.
40. Kyle Korver (2003-2007, WS: 17.7)
Korver, a small forward, was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft out of Creighton.
In 2006-07 Korver set career and league high marks with a .914 free throw percentage. He placed ninth in the league with a .430 three point percentage, along with a 14.4 point per game average.
Korver appeared in 337 games over five seasons, averaging 11 points, three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes per game.
He went on to play for the Utah Jazz and the Chicago Bulls.
39. Earl Lloyd (1952-1958, WS: 18.2)
Lloyd was selected by the Washington Capitols out of West Virginia State in the ninth round of the 1950 NBA Draft. When the club folded, he was selected by the Syracuse Nationals.
Lloyd, or "Moon Fixer," was the first African American to play in the NBA. Although he was not an All-Star, he did provide a legitimate front court threat, averaging eight points and seven rebounds per game in 413 games over six seasons.
At 6'5", Lloyd played center and power forward during his career.
He played for the Detroit Pistons to finish out his playing career.
He later coached the Pistons to a 22-55 record. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a contributor in 2003.
38. Mike Gminski (1988-1991, WS: 18.5)
Gminski, a center, was drafted out of Duke University with the seventh pick in the 1980 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. He played his first seven and a half NBA seasons with the club before a trade made him a 76er in 1988.
Gminski was an exceptional free throw shooter, connecting on .873 percent while in Philadelphia. He also averaged 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists and 1.4 blocks in 33 minutes per game.
He played in 240 games over parts of four seasons with the team. He later played for the Charlotte Hornets and the Milwaukee Bucks.
37. Thaddeus Young (2007-Present, WS: 18.9)
Young, a small forward, was selected in the first round out Georgia Tech, 12th overall by the 76ers in the 2007 NBA Draft.
As a rookie, Young averaged eight points per game with an occasional start, averaging 21 minutes per night.
His role increased in his second and third seasons. Over 142 games, Young averaged 33 minutes, 15 points and five rebounds per game.
In 2010-11, Young has established himself as a premiere sixth man, playing all 82 games, 81 off the bench. In 26 minutes per game, he has averaged 13 points and five rebounds.
Young has totalled 298 regular season games over his four seasons, averaging 13 points, five rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. He was ninth in the NBA in field goal percentage, shooting at a .541 clip.
36. Louis Williams (2005-Present, WS: 19.4)
Williams was selected by Philadelphia out of high school in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft.
He has played in 391 games for the 76ers, mostly off the bench. In 2009-10, Williams had his best season as a professional, averaging 14 points, four assists and three rebounds in 30 minutes per game.
Altogether, he averages 11 points, three assists and two rebounds in 21 minutes per contest.
35. Derrick Coleman (1995-1998, 2001-2004, WS: 20.8)
Coleman joined the NBA with the New Jersey Nets in 1990 after being drafted that year with the first overall pick out of Syracuse.
Coleman enjoyed five good seasons as a member of the Nets before joining Philadelphia in 1995.
His best years already behind him, Coleman was known for his weight gain, frequent injuries and extracurricular antics as much as for his on court prowess.
As a role player for Philadelphia, Coleman averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game during his first stint with the team.
Coleman joined the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent in 1999. He would again join the 76ers by way of trade in 2001.
During his second stint with the 76ers, he averaged 11 points and seven rebounds per game. He finished out his career with the Detroit Pistons.
34. Andre Miller (2006-2009, WS: 21.5)
Miller, a point guard, was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NBA Draft out of Utah by the Cleveland Cavaliers. After three seasons, he joined the Los Angeles Clippers for one season then the Denver Nuggets for three and a half seasons. He came to Philadelphia in 2006 via trade.
In 221 games for the 76ers, Miller scored an average of 16 points, dished seven assists, grabbed four rebounds and 1.3 steals in 37 minutes per game.
Miller finished in the top 10 in assists per game in his first two seasons in Philadelphia, continuing a career long trend.
Miller has played the last two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.
33. Fred Carter (1971-1977, WS: 21.5)
Carter was drafted out of Mount St. Mary University in the third round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Baltimore Bullets.
Carter played his first two seasons with the Bullets. Three games into the 1971-72 season, he was traded to the 76ers, where he would remain through midseason 1976-77.
Carter, or "Mad Dog," could start at point guard, shooting guard or small forward. His versatility made him an asset, and he started most of his 409 games while with Philadelphia.
1974-75 was his most productive season with the 76ers, as he recorded a career high 22 points, four rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes per game.
Carter finished his NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks. He went on to a broadcast career, eventually hosting ESPN's "NBA 2Night."
He totalled 19 points, five rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes per game for the 76ers.
32. Luke Jackson (1964-1972, WS: 23.8)
Jackson played for the University of Texas-Pan American in College. The 76ers drafted him with their first round pick in the 1964 NBA Draft.
He was named to the All-Rookie Team and the All-Star Team for his efforts in the 1964-65 season, when he averaged 15 points and 13 rebounds per game.
In 522 games over eight seasons in the NBA, all with Philadelphia, Jackson averaged 10 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes per game. He also played in 56 playoff games and was a member of the 1966-67 World Champion team that dethroned the Boston Celtics and their streak of eight consecutive championships.
31. Theo Ratliff (1997-2001, 2008-2009, WS: 24.8)
Ratliff was selected out of the University of Wyoming with the Detroit Pistons first round pick of the 1995 NBA Draft. Two and a half seasons in Detroit preceded his time in Philly.
A center, Ratliff usually finished in the NBA's top five in blocked shots per game, leading the league with 3.7 in 2000-01. He made the NBA All-Defensive second team in 1998-99 and in 2001 played in his first all-star game.
In two tours for Philadelphia, Ratliff scored 10 points in 29 minutes per game. He also grabbed seven rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game over his 261 76er games.
30. George McGinnis (1975-1978, WS: 26.0)
Philadelphia selected McGinnis, a forward, out of Indiana University in the second round of the NBA Draft. McGinnis, however, elected to stay with the ABA's Indiana Pacers through the 1974-75 season.
With the Sixers, McGinnis made the All-Star team in 1976 and in 1977. In 1976-77, he finished in the NBA's top 10 with 23 points, 13 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game.
In 234 games over three seasons, McGinnis averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and 2.2 steals in 35 minutes per game.
He later played for the Denver Nuggets before rejoining the Indiana Pacers.
29. Clarence Weatherspoon (1992-1998, WS: 26.0)
Weatherspoon, also known as "Baby Barkley," was drafted by the 76ers in the first round of the 1992 NBA Draft out of the University of Southern Mississippi.
A power forward, Weatherspoon was selected just days after Philadelphia had traded away Charles Barkley, drawing inevitable comparisms to the legend. He would play in every game his first season, making the All-Rookie second team, scoring 16 points and grabbing seven rebounds in 32 minutes per game.
In 448 games over six seasons for the 76ers, Weatherspoon averaged 15 points, eight rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.2 steals in 36 minutes per game.
Weatherspoon was traded to the Golden State Warriors midway through the 1997-98 season and would also play for the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets.
28. Dave Gambee (1960-1967, WS: 26.9)
Gambee, a forward out of Oregon State University, was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the first round of the 1958 NBA Draft. He played one and a half seasons for them before a trade brought him to the Cincinnati Royals for half a season.
The Nationals bought his contract prior to the 1960-61 season. He would play with the club for the next seven seasons through their move to Philadelphia.
Gambee led the NBA in games played on three occasions, including 1961-62, his best statistical season with the club. He averaged 17 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes per game.
Gambee went on to play for the San Diego Rockets, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Detroit Pistons and the San Fransisco Warriors. He closed out his 76ers career with averages of 22 minutes, 12 points and six rebounds per game over 475 games played.
27. Archie Clark (1968-1971, WS: 27.4)
Clark, a point guard, was selected in the fourth round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played with the Lakers for two seasons before being traded to the 76ers in the 1968 offseason.
In 1971-72, Clark scored 21 points, five rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes per game for the Sixers, finishing 10th in the league with a .496 field goal percentage.
He went on to post career averages of 34 minutes, 18 points, five assists and four rebounds per game over 241 games for Philadelphia.
Clark went on to play for the Baltimore/Capital Bullets, the Seattle Supersonics and the Detroit Pistons.
26. Andrew Toney (1980-1988, WS: 29.5)
Toney, a guard out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, was selected in the first round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the 76ers. He would play his entire eight-season career with the team.
Dubbed "the Boston Strangler," by local Boston sportswriters, Toney was a nemesis to the Celtics throughout his NBA career.
In 1981-82, he helped the 76ers to the NBA Championship, averaging 22 points per game in the playoffs.
He made the All-Star team in 1982-83 and in 1983-84, averaging 20 points, five assists and three rebounds for Philadelphia.
25. George King (1951-1956, WS: 30.8)
King was drafted out of the University of Charleston in the eighth round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Chicago Stags. He would join the Nationals before playing a game for the doomed Stags, and ended up playing most of his career in Syracuse.
King is perhaps best known for hitting the series clinching free throw in Game 7 of the 1955 NBA Finals, helping to win the title with a last second steal.
King played 348 games over five seasons for Syracuse at the guard position, averaging 10 points, five assists and four rebounds in 32 minutes per game.
He finished out his career with the Cincinnati Royals.
24. Aaron McKie (1997-2005, WS: 32.2)
McKie, a shooting guard, was selected out of Temple by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft. He also played for the Detroit Pistons before joining the 76ers via trade during the 1997-98 season.
McKie showed his value in the 2000-01 season, winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award by averaging 12 points, five assists, four rebounds and 1.4 steals in 32 minutes per game for Philadelphia.
McKie is also known for being a great three point shooter and placed fifth in the league in 2003-04 with a .436 shooting percentage.
McKie played in 536 games over eight seasons with the 76ers, averaging eight points, three rebounds, three assists and 1.3 steals per game.
He played two seasons for the Lakers after leaving Philadelphia and is currently part of the 76ers coaching staff.
23. Caldwell Jones (1976-1982, WS: 33.4)
Philadelphia selected Jones out of Albany State University in the second round of the 1973 draft; however, Jones elected to play in the ABA. First for the San Diego Conquistadores/Sails, then later for the Kentucky Colonels and the Spirits of St. Louis.
Jones joined the 76ers for the 1976-77 season. He would consistently place in the league top 10 in rebounds and blocked shots.
In 1980-81 and 1981-82, Jones earned NBA All-Defensive first team honors due to his tenacious shot blocking and rebounding ability.
In 482 games over six seasons, Jones averaged seven points, nine rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game for the 76ers. He would later play for the Houston Rockets, the Chicago Bulls, the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs.
22. Darryl Dawkins (1975-1982, WS: 33.6)
Dawkins, or "Chocolate Thunder," was drafted in the first round of the 1975 NBA Draft out of Evans High School in Orlando Florida by Philadelphia.
Primarily known for his thunderous dunks, Dawkins broke two backboards in 1979, which led to breakaway rims being adopted by the NBA.
Dawkins was used mostly off the bench in his first two seasons, but started coming into his own in 1977-78, scoring 12 points, seven rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game, placing second in the league with a .575 field goal percentage.
In 1980-81, he again place second in the NBA with a .607 field goal percentage, scoring 14 points per game.
Later on, Dawkins played for the New Jersey Nets, the Utah Jazz and the Detroit Pistons.
He totalled 448 games played over seven seasons, averaging 11 points, seven boards and 1.4 blocks in 23 minutes per game.
21. Eric Snow (1997-2004, WS: 34.6)
Snow was drafted out of Michigan State in the second round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and was immediately traded to the Seattle Supersonics. He joined the 76ers in the middle of the 1997-98 season.
In 1998-99, Snow was 10th in the league with 100 steals. In 1999-00, he bettered that total with 140 steals, league eighth best and 624 assists, the NBA's ninth best total.
In 2002-03, Snow was named to the All-NBA Defensive Second team, and with 544 assists again, good for ninth best in the league.
Snow was fifth best in assists in 2003-04, dishing out 563 dimes.
After the 2004 playoffs, Snow was traded to Cleveland, where he would play four seasons to round out his career.
For the Sixers, Snow played 452 games over seven seasons, scoring nine points, seven assists and 1.6 steals in 34 minutes per game.
20. Red Rocha (1951-1956, 36.8)
Rocha was drafted out of Oregon State University by the Toronto Huskies in the 1947 BAA Draft.
A center from Hawaii, Rocha first played for the St. Louis Bombers and the Baltimore Bullets before being traded to the Nationals prior to the 1951-52 season. He would play in 279 games over four seasons for Syracuse before ending his career with the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1956-57.
In 1951-52, Rocha was named to his first of two consecutive All-Star teams. He also had a league wide ninth best field goal percentage of .401.
He helped the franchise to their first league title in 1955. He averaged 11 points and seven rebounds per game for his four seasons with the franchise.
19. Hersey Hawkins (1988-1993, WS: 38.1)
Hawkins was drafted out of Bradley in the first round of the 1988 draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, who traded him to Philadelphia for Charles Smith and a draft pick. Hawkins had just led the NCAA with 36.3 points per game in his senior year and earned the NCAA AP Player of the Year award.
He made the All-Rookie first team in 1988-89, averaging 15 points and 1.5 steals per game.
Throughout his time in Philadelphia, Hawkins would regularly place amongst the league leaders in three point field goal percentage, free throw percentage and steals per game.
He made the All-Star team in 1991 after averaging 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and 2.2 steals per game.
Hawkins later played for the Charlotte Hornets, the Seattle Supersonics and the Chicago Bulls.
Hawkins is currently the Player Development Director for the Portland Trail Blazers.
His career 76ers totals were 19 points in 36 minutes per game. He also earned a .406 three point percentage, an .867 free throw percentage and 1.8 steals per game over 403 career games covering five NBA seasons.
18. Samuel Dalembert (2001-2010, WS: 38.1)
Dalembert, a center, was selected in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft by Philadelphia out of Seton Hall.
Dalembert played in 582 games over eight seasons with Philadelphia and was known for his rebounding, shot blocking, and high field goal percentage.
He was also a highly durable player, playing in all 82 games on five occasions, including four consecutive seasons from 2006-07 through 2009-10.
Dalembert later joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2010-11 season. He closed the book on his 76ers career with averages of eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game. He also hit 52.7 percent of his field goals.
17. Paul Seymour (1949-1960, WS: 40.2)
Seymour played in 600 games over 11 seasons for the Nationals.
A point guard, Seymour went to college at the University of Toledo. He started his professional basketball career with the BAA's Baltimore Bullets in 1947-48. Starting the the 1949-50 season, he made his Syracuse debut.
Seymour enjoyed his best seasons from 1952-53 through 1954-55, three times making the All-Star team while placing with the league leaders in minutes per game and assists.
He averaged 10 points and four assists per game through his professional career.
Seymour later became a coach in the NBA, coaching four different teams in eight seasons.
16. Doug Collins (1973-1981, WS: 41.8)
Before he was a coach for the Chicago Bulls, the Detroit Pistons, the Washington Wizards, and currently for the 76ers, Collins was a guard and forward for Philadelphia for eight seasons.
From 1975-76 through 1978-79, Collins made four consecutive All-Star teams, averaging 19 points per game over the span.
Collins spent his entire playing career with the 76ers and played in 415 games. He averaged 18 points, three rebounds, three assists and 1.2 steals in 34 minutes per game.
15. Moses Malone (1982-1986, 1993-1994, WS: 45.4)
Malone, a center and power forward, joined the ABA out of high school for the Utah Stars, and later, the Spirits of St. Louis. When the league folded, he joined the NBA, first for two games with the Buffalo Braves, then for the next six seasons as a member of the Houston Rockets.
He joined the 76ers by signing a free agent contract during the 1982 offseason and would make the All-Star team in each of his first four seasons with the team.
Malone led the league in rebounding for the three seasons from 1982-82 through 1984-85.
He later played for the Washington Bullets, the Atlanta Hawks, the Milwaukee Bucks, again with the 76ers and later still with the San Antonio Spurs.
He averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 33 minutes per game over 357 games for Philadelphia.
Malone was enshrined as a Hall of Famer with the class of 2001.
14. Andre Iguodala (2004-Present, WS: 54.8)
Philadelphia selected Iguodala, a guard and forward, in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft out of the University of Arizona.
Iguodala proved himself right from the jump, making the All-NBA Rookie first team by averaging nine points, six rebounds, three assists and 1.7 steals in 33 minutes per game.
He is also a durable member of the squad, playing in all 82 games in five of his seven NBA seasons.
He regularly finishes in the NBA top 10 in steals and made the 2010-11 All Defensive second team.
He has averaged 16 points, six rebounds and five assists, along with 1.8 steals in 38 minutes per game thus far in his career.
13. Chet Walker (1962-1969. WS: 56.1)
Walker was selected by Syracuse in the second round of the 1962 NBA Draft out of Bradley.
He played his first seven seasons with the franchise, first in Syracuse, then for six seasons in Philadelphia.
Walker made the All-Rookie team and later made the All Star team in three seasons for the 76ers.
He averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes per game over 558 games for the team. He later played for six seasons with the Chicago Bulls.
After his playing days, he went into producing made-for-TV movies.
12. Steve Mix (1973-1982, WS: 58.3)
Mix was selected out of the University of Toledo with the Detroit Pistons' fifth-round pick of the 1969 NBA Draft. He played with the Pistons in a limited role for two and a half seasons before playing one game for the Denver Nuggets of the ABA.
Mix signed a free agent contract with Philadelphia just prior to the 1973-74 season. He had the second most steals in the NBA that season, with 212. He was also named to the 1975 All-Star team.
He stayed with the 76ers for 668 games over nine seasons, averaging 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and 1.3 steals in 25 minutes per game.
He later played one more season between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.
11. Red Kerr (1954-1965, WS: 61.3)
Kerr was drafted out of the University of Illinois by Syracuse in the first round of the 1954 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA for a total of 12 seasons, the first 11 with Syracuse/Philadelphia.
Kerr, a center and a forward, made three All Star team as a member of the club. He played in every game most seasons, leading the league in games played seven times.
He averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds in 31 minutes per game. He played a total of 834 games before joining the Baltimore Bullets for one season to close out his playing career.
He coached for the Chicago Bulls and the Phoenix Suns before enjoying a 33-year career as a broadcaster for the Bulls.
10. Bobby Jones (1978-1986, WS: 62.0)
Jones, a small forward, played in 617 games over eight seasons for the 76ers. He was originally drafted in the first round of the 1974 draft by the Houston Rockets. He elected instead to join the ABA's Denver Nuggets. He would stay with them for four seasons, two in the ABA, then the first two seasons in the NBA.
With Philadelphia, Jones made the All-Star team twice and was six times selected as part of the All NBA Defensive first team.
Jones played the game with the manners of a gentleman. He would always raise his hand after committing a foul and never used underhanded means to gain position.
He spent most of his career with the 76ers coming off the bench and was awarded the first ever Sixth Man of the Year award in 1982-83.
In 617 games over eight seasons, Jones averaged 11 points, five boards, two assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks in 25 minutes per game.
Jones now coaches the middle school boys' basketball team at Carmel Christian School in Charlotte.
9. Larry Costello (1957-1968, WS: 63.0)
Costello was drafted in the second round of the 1954 NBA Draft out of Niagra University by the Philadelphia Warriors. He played for two years with the club before joining the 76ers.
Costello saw action in six All-Star Games, representing the Nationals/76ers. He was adept at spreading the ball around, and on five occasions for the team, finished in the NBA's top 10 in assists. He also twice led the league in free throw percentage.
In 615 games over 10 seasons, Costello averaged 13 points, five assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes per game.
Costello was known as the NBA's last two handed set shooter. He went into coaching after his retirement and led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 66-16 record and the 1970-71 NBA Championship.
8. Billy Cunningham (1965-1972, 1974-1976, WS: 65.3)
Cunningham, a 6'6" power forward, was drafted by Philadelphia with the fifth pick in the 1965 NBA Draft out of the University of North Carolina.
He played seven seasons with the 76ers, including the World Champion 1966-67 team that also featured Wilt Chamberlain. After Chamberlain left, Cunningham led the team in points and in rebounds for each season from 1968-69 through 1971-72.
Cunningham then went on to play for the ABA's Carolina Cougars for two seasons before returning to Philadelphia for his last two seasons as a player.
In 654 games over nine seasons, he averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes per game.
Later, Cunningham coached the 76ers to the NBA Finals three times, winning once in the 1982-83 season.
7. Wilt Chamberlain (1965-1968, WS: 81.1)
Chamberlain went to the University of Kansas and was the Philadelphia Warriors' territorial selection in the 1959 NBA Draft. He spent his first five and a half seasons with the franchise, joining the 76ers midway through the 1964-65 season.
His exploits are already well documented. For the 76ers, Wilt "The Stilt" led the league in shooting percentage, minutes played and rebounds, earning the NBA's MVP award in each of his three full seasons with the club. He also led the league with 34 points scored per game in the 1965-66 season.
In 44 playoff games with the 76ers, Chamberlain averaged over 48 minutes per game. This is a stat that will undoubtedly never be replicated.
In game one of the 1967 Eastern Division Finals, Chamberlain logged a quadruple double, with 24 points, 32 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks.
In 277 career contests, he averaged 28 points, 24 rebounds and seven assists in 46 minutes per game.
After the 1967-68 season, Chamberlain joined the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he played the next five seasons before retiring. He was a unanimous first ballot Hall of Fame selection with the Class of 1979.
6. Allen Iverson (1996-2006, 2009-2010, WS: 85.7)
Iverson was selected by Philadelphia out of Georgetown with the first pick of the 1996 NBA Draft.
A point guard, Iverson led the NBA in minutes played five times, in scoring four times and in steals three times while with the 76ers. He won the Rookie of the Year award in 1996-97, scoring 24 points and dishing out eight assists per game.
In 2000-01, he won the NBA MVP Award, scoring 31 points with five assists and 2.5 steals per game. He was selected to the All-Star Team in each season from 2000 through 2006 and in 2010 for Philadelphia.
Known as "The Answer," Iverson averaged 28 points, six assists, four rebounds and 2.2 steals in 41 minutes per game. He played in 722 games over 12 seasons.
He later played for the Denver Nuggets, the Detroit Pistons and the Memphis Grizzlies.
5. Maurice Cheeks (1978-1989, WS: 100.2)
Cheeks, a point guard, was drafted in the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft by Philadelphia out of West Texas A&M. He spent his first 11 NBA seasons with the club.
Cheeks was well known for his selfless team play and stellar defensive skills, finishing in the League top 10 in assists five times and in steals in each of his first 10 seasons. He was named to the NBA All-Star team on four occasions for his play.
Cheeks later split four seasons between the San Antonio Spurs, the New York Knicks, the Atlanta Hawks and the New Jersey Nets. For Philly, he played in 853 games, averaging 12 points, seven assists, three rebounds and 2.3 steals in 34 minutes per game. He also played in 115 playoff contests for the club.
Cheeks is currently an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
4. Hal Greer (1958-1973, WS: 109.9)
Greer, a guard and forward, was drafted out of Marshall University with the Nationals' second-round pick in the 1958 NBA Draft. Over 15 NBA seasons, Greer played 1,122 games with the club, spending his whole career with the Nationals/76ers.
Greer was named to the All-Star team in 10 consecutive seasons from 1961 through 1970, also being named to the All-NBA Second team seven times during that span.
He averaged 19 points, five rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes per game for the team.
Greer was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the Class of 1982.
3. Charles Barkley (1984-1992, WS: 113.8)
Barkley, a power forward, dominated the boards in the NBA for 16 seasons, his first eight with Philadelphia. Despite his relatively unassuming height, listed generously at 6'6", Barkley finished in the league top 10 in rebounding five times while with the Sixers, leading the NBA in 1986-87, with 15 per game.
Barkley was almost as well known for his off court antics, frequently getting into hot water with his comments to the media and for his questionable activities. He famously quipped, "A million guys can dunk a basketball in jail; should they be role models?"
Barkley was selected by Philadelphia out of Auburn with the fifth pick of the 1984 NBA Draft. He played 610 games with the club and made the All-Star team in each season for the club from 1987 through 1992.
He averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, 1.7 steals and one block per game for the club. He later played four seasons each with the Phoenix Suns and the Houston Rockets and is currently a commentator for TNT.
2. Julius Erving (1976-1987, WS: 122.6)
Erving, or "Dr. J," was a forward and guard selected out of the University of Massachusetts by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the 1972 NBA Draft.
Dr. J was the face of the ABA.
He played five seasons in the ABA before joining Philadelphia, first two with the Virginia Squires, then three with the New York Nets.
Erving played 836 games over 11 seasons with the 76ers, making the All-Star roster in every year. He was the 1980-81 NBA MVP and was a member of the All-NBA First team five times and the second team twice.
He averaged 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists, 1.8 steals and 1.5 blocks per game for the club, and was a first ballot Hall of Fame selection with the Class of 1993.
1. Dolph Schayes (1949-1964, WS: 155.8)
Schayes was selected by the New York Knicks in the first round of the 1948 BAA Draft out of New York University.
After his rights were traded, he spent each of his 15 BAA/NBA seasons with the Nationals/76ers. A 12 time All-Star, Schayes was known for his high arcing set-shot. The shot arced so high, opposing players referred to it as "Sputnik."
He broke his right arm early in his career, and rather than sit for a year, he continued to play, learning how to shoot left handed. This trait made him nearly impossible to guard against.
He was the Rookie of the Year in 1949, averaging 17 points per game. In 1950-51, he led the league in rebounding, with 16. He also three times led the NBA in free throw percentage.
In 996 games, Schayes averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds and three assists per game. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the Class of 1973.