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The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time  

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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their time with the 76ers

This list of the best Philadelphia 76ers of all time includes some of the most legendary names to ever play the game of basketball. When you think of all the amazing players who, at one time or another suited up for the 76ers, it's hard not to be in awe. Who do you think is the top Sixer ever? Vote for your favorites and re-rank this list in any order you want. Your rerank does affect the overall rankings!

Some of the top NBA players of all time played for the Philadelphia 76ers. Names like Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain and Charles Barkley come to mind immediately. Each of these great men wore a 76ers uniform -- some for longer than others (Barkley got his wish for a trade to Phoenix after eight seasons in Philly). Arguably, several of the best Philadelphia 76ers of all time could also be considered among the best overall athletes of all time, in any sport. Certainly, many are some of the greatest offensive players in NBA history, too. But who are 76ers' best players? Rank these Philadelphia basketball players so that we can finally have the answer we've been waiting for.
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Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward
Julius Winfield Erving II, commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ...more
2
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for four different teams during 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He played both the point ...more
3
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Center
Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; ...more
4
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Power forward, Center
Moses Eugene Malone is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball player who starred in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. A three-time NBA MVP ...more
5
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Shooting guard
Harold Everett Greer is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, he attended Douglass Junior and Senior High School in Huntington. He played college ...more
6
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward
Charles Wade Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Nicknamed "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and ...more
7
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
William John "Billy" Cunningham is an American former professional basketball player and coach, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid.
8
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Power forward, Center
Adolph "Dolph" Schayes is a retired American professional basketball player and former coach in the NBA. A top scorer and rebounder, he was a member of the 1955 NBA champion Syracuse ...more
9
Andrew Toney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
charlieup2 added
Andrew Toney is an American former professional basketball player who played for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers from 1980 to 1988. He was dubbed "The Boston Strangler" by Boston, ...more
10
Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Point guard
Maurice Edward "Mo" Cheeks is an American retired professional basketball player. He was previously an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was the head coach of the ...more
11
Chet Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward
Chester "Chet" Walker is an American former professional basketball player. Walker played high school basketball for the Benton Harbor High School boys basketball team. He graduated ...more
12
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward
Robert Clyde "Bobby" Jones is a retired American professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association.
13
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
JordanH added Power forward, Center
Joel-Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. The 76ers drafted Embiid third overall in the 2014 ...more
14
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
wiabux added Center
Darryl Dawkins is a retired American professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, although he also played briefly for the ...more
15
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward
Andre Tyler Iguodala (born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The swingman was an NBA ...more
16
Archie Clark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Guard
Archie L. Clark is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'2", he played guard for five National Basketball Association teams. Born in Conway, Arkansas, Clark grew up in the ...more
17
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
slaft added Center
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, commonly referred to as Dikembe Mutombo, is a Congolese American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the ...more
18
Larry Costello is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Point guard
Lawrence Ronald "Larry" Costello was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was known as the National Basketball Association's last two-handed set shooter. After ...more
19
Doug Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Paul Douglas "Doug" Collins is an American retired basketball player. He was the first overall pick of the 1973 NBA draft and a four-time NBA All-Star. He has also been an NBA coach, ...more
20
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Point guard, forward
Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with ...more
21
Lucious Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center
Lucious Brown "Luke" Jackson is a retired American professional basketball player.
22
George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Power forward, Center
George F. McGinnis is an American retired professional basketball player who played 11 seasons in the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association. He was drafted into the ...more
23
Red Kerr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Center, power forward
24
Henry Bibby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard
Charles Henry Bibby is a former professional basketball player. His brother, Jim Bibby, was a Major League Baseball pitcher, and his son, Mike Bibby, is a retired point guard of the National ...more
25
Hersey Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Shooting guard
Hersey Hawkins is the father of Corey Hawkins.