Philadelphia 76ers All-Time Team
Fallen on hard times recently, the 76ers are a franchise with a great history and great players. It is hard to pick out the best players of all time, especially from a team with as many star players as the 76ers. I will do may best to pick the all-time starts and a full bench. So with out farther introduction, the all-time Philadelphia 76ers team, from starters to the 12th man.
Point Guard: Mo Cheeks
Let's try not to to think about his time dressed like this as a Sixer and focus on his playing career. The franchise leader in steals and assists, Cheeks was a integral part of the great Sixers team in the 80's. An all-NBA defensive player for four straight years, since Cheeks left in 1989, the 76ers have been searching for his replacement.
Shooting Guard: Allen Iverson
As much as I didn't want to include him due to fact he could not take the Sixers to the next step during my life time, "The Answer" beat out Hal Greer for the top spot on the depth chart. One of the most explosive players during his prime, A.I. was the driving force behind the Sixers for a decade, and brought them an eastern conference title in the 2000-2001 season. Despite his off the court issues (not counting his rap career), Iverson will always have a place in Sixers fans hearts for his play on the court and his shoe line.
Small Foward: Dr. J
What can you really say about Dr. J? From his dunk from the free throw line, to his patented behind the backboard reverse layup whatever, the Doctor did everything with style. When he retired from the game he ranked third in in scoring, third in field goals made, first in steals and had a combined 30,026 points between the ABA and NBA. Part of the Sixers dominant 80's team, he helped the Sixers to their last NBA title in 1983 and will forever go down as one of the best players on the Sixers and in the entire NBA/ABA
Power Foward: Charles Barkley
"Sir Charles," or "The Round Mound of Rebound," Barkley may be more well known for his TNT job now, but was a great player in the NBA, and in the beginning of his career with the Sixers. Drafted right after the Sixers NBA championship, Barkley started his career out with a spot on the All-Rookie Team and kept on developing as his career continued. Sir Charles still leads the franchise in offensive and defensive rebounds and worst golf shot.
Center: Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt the Stilt scored 100 points in a game and was a Globetrotter, what more do you really need? Well how about having his number retired by three different teams, 13 All-Star team selections, seven scoring champ titles, and 11 rebounding champion titles. I could keep going on with his achievement but it would require at least two slides. There is no doubt he is the best center in Philadelphia history, and would probably be the best center on any team.
Reserve Guards: Hal Greer, Eric Snow
Hal Greer—Drafted when they were the Syracuse Nationals, Greer was a force in the 60's, being selected to 10 straight All-Star Teams. A key part of the 1967 Championship team, Greer ended his career 26th on the NBA all time scoring list, and first in games played for the 76ers.
Eric Snow—Acquired from the Super Sonics for only a second-round pick, Snow was the defensive minded pass-first point guard that the Sixers needed to balance "The Answer" in their back court. A starter in the Sixers run to the 2001 NBA finals, snow was a fan favorite, and after ending his playing career with the Cavs, Snow came back to the Sixers as an announcer
Reserve Fowards: Billy Cunninghman, Bobby Jones
Billy Cunningham—Cunningham played on the 1967 championship team and coached the 1983 team to an NBA championship. During his playing days Cunningham was an All-Star caliber forward, collecting five All-Star selections, three NBA First team selections, and was part of the 50th anniversary team. Cunningham also spent three years in the ABA, and is on the ABA all-time team.
Bobby Jones—Another member of the 1983 championship team, Jones was a great defensive player, who earned eight All-Defensive first team selections, and four All-Star game selections in his 12 year playing career. Jones had his number 24 retired by the 76ers, and also enjoyed a great career in the ABA.
Reserve Center: Moses Malone.
Starting his Career out in the ABA, Malone was the big center the Sixers needed to complete their 1983 championship team. Signed in the offseason before the '83 season, Moses delivered right away, being selected to the All-Star team, All-NBA first team, and All-NBA Defensive first team. He also was the MVP of the finals. Though only a Sixer for five seasons, four in the 80's and one in '93, Moses is one of the Sixers' all-time greats.