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Creating the Philadelphia 76ers’ All-Time Starting Lineup

Assembling the Philadelphia 76ers' All-Time Starting Lineup

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As one of the greatest franchises in NBA history, the Philadelphia 76ers have such a rich and storied history that creating a starting five for this team is virtually impossible. Several star players like Billy Cunningham, Maurice Cheeks, Dolph Schayes and Moses Malone all have earned their place as all-time greats for the 76ers, but these five players are the unquestioned starters on Philadelphia's all-time team.

5. PG: Allen Iverson

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5. PG: Allen Iverson

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Iverson exceled as a shooting guard in the NBA, but for this team, he gets moved to point guard. The No. 1 overall pick in 1996, Iverson turned around what was a dormant franchise into a playoff contender. In 2001, with no offensive support around him, Iverson won the 2001 NBA MVP Award and led the 76ers to the NBA Finals. He scored 48 points in a Game 1 upset over the Los Angeles Lakers, their only loss in the playoffs that year.

4. SG: Hal Greer

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4. SG: Hal Greer

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Greer spent his entire career with the organization in both Syracuse and Philadelphia. He is still the Sixers’/Nationals' all-time leader in points (21,586 in 1,122 games), was a 10-time All-Star and a wingman on Philadelphia's 1967 title team, averaging 27.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 5.3 apg in the postseason.

3. SF: Julius Erving

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3. SF: Julius Erving

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This was a no brainer. After spending the first half of his career in the ABA, Erving jumped to the NBA and the 76ers in 1976-77 and the rest is history. In his first season in Philadelphia, the 76ers reached the NBA Finals, losing to Portland in six games. During his time in Philadelphia, Erving's team made the NBA Finals four times, winning one in 1983. Erving finished his career as a 76er with 18,364 points and was an 11-time All-Star.

2. PF: Charles Barkley

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2. PF: Charles Barkley

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Dolph Schayes has an excellent case to be the Sixers' starting power forward, but ultimately this spot goes to Charles Barkley. Drafted in 1984, a year after Philadelphia's championship team, Barkley became the franchise player for Philadelphia after the retirement of Julius Erving. During his time in Philadelphia, Barkley made six All-Star teams, four All-NBA 1st teams, and won the 1986-87 rebounding title.

1. C: Wilt Chamberlain

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1. C: Wilt Chamberlain

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Wilt Chamberlain played only three full seasons with the Sixers, but his arrival led to Philadelphia's second NBA Championship in franchise history. Chamberlain earned a three All-Star game selections and three All-NBA team selections. He was named NBA MVP three times and helped dethrone the Boston Celtics in 1967. The Sixers would then defeat the San Francisco Warriors in six games in the NBA Finals.

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