The Philadelphia 76ers’ Best Season: 1983

The 1983 Philadelphia 76ers have perhaps the greatest honor anyone can bestow upon a basketball team. Kurtis Blow, in his classic rap track “Basketball”, name-checks “Dr. J and Moses Malone” early on. And considering that when Blow wrote the rap in question, it was during the 1983-84 NBA season, when Julius Erving, Malone, Maurice Cheeks, Bobby Jones (all four men Hall of Famers) and the rest of the ’83 Sixers were the defending champions, having swept Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. Now, granted, Malone was probably always going to get name-checked because not a …

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The NBA Greatest of All Time Championship Belt

Let’s go back to 1946, the foundation of the greatest sports league in the history of competitive athletic endeavor, as the Basketball Association of America. We can argue all day about who the greatest of all time is. Was it Michael Jordan? Magic? Larry? Dr. J? Wilt? Russell? Big O? There are so many greats to choose from, but here’s one man’s view of who, on the day they retired, were the greatest of all time up to that day, going all the way back to 1946: March 22, 1950: Bob Feerick The first guy to shoot over 40 percent …

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