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Facts you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers

Facts you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers

NBA teams play almost every day, and though you might know everything about the players of today, or the past, you might not know all these facts about your favorite team. Today, we selected some interesting facts about one of the NBA’s oldest teams: the Philadelphia 76ers

  1. The Sixers were originally known as the Syracuse Nationals.
  2. The Syracuse Nationals, and therefore the 76ers, are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA, as they were founded in 1946.
  3. The 76ers are named the 76ers because of the signing are the Declaration of Independence in 1776. A contest was held to choose the new name.
  4. The team moved to Philadelphia in 1963, when Irv Kosloff and Ike Richman bought team. That filled the void the Warriors left in Philadelphia after they were moved to California the year before.
  5. In 1973, the Sixers compiled a 9-73 record in the regular season, which means they won 11% of their games that year. That was the worst record in the 76ers history.
  6. It has been 35 years since the Sixers have last won an NBA title.
  7. In the 2000-2001 season, Philly won four awards, the MVP, Sixth man, Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year award, but they still lost the Finals.
  8. The 76ers were the first North American sports team to own an Esports team. In September 2016, they bought two teams: Team Apex and Team Dignitas.
  9. They were also the first team that signed a deal for a jersey sponsorship, with Stubhub, long before the rest of the teams followed.
  10. The 76ers have their own theme song. It was written in 1975, and it was partly inspired by Sesame Street.
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