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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 (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes ...more
2
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Center
Wilton Norman Chamberlain (; August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player who played as a center and is considered one of the greatest players in history. He played for ...more
3
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
Allen Ezail Iverson (; born June 7, 1975), nicknamed "the Answer", is an American former professional basketball player. He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association ...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 (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association ...more
5
Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Shooting guard
Harold Everett Greer (June 26, 1936 – April 14, 2018) was an American professional basketball player. He played for the Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball ...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 (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on Inside the NBA. Nicknamed Chuck, Sir Charles, Street Beef, 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 Cunningham (born June 3, 1943) is an American former professional basketball player and coach, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid. He spent a total of 17 seasons with the NBA's ...more
8
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Power forward, Center
Adolph Schayes (May 19, 1928 – December 10, 2015) was an American professional basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A top scorer and rebounder, he was a ...more
9
Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Point guard
Maurice Edward Cheeks (born September 8, 1956) is an American former professional basketball player and is currently an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball ...more
10
Andrew Toney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
charlieup2 added Andrew Toney
Andrew Toney (born November 23, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers from 1980 to 1988. He was ...more
11
Chet Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward
Chester Walker (born February 22, 1940) is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Bethlehem, Mississippi, Walker played high school basketball for the Benton Harbor High ...more
12
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward
Robert Clyde Jones (born December 18, 1951) is an American retired professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA).
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 (born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college ...more
14
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
wiabux added Center
Darryl Dawkins (January 11, 1957 – August 27, 2015) was an American professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers and New ...more
15
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward
Andre Tyler Iguodala ( ig-wə-DAH-lə; born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The swingman was ...more
16
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
slaft added Center
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo (born June 25, 1966) is a Congolese American retired professional basketball player. Mutombo played 18 seasons in the National Basketball ...more
17
Archie Clark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Guard
Archie L. Clark (born July 15, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'2", he played guard for five National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. Born in Conway, ...more
18
Larry Costello is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Point guard
Lawrence Ronald Costello (July 2, 1931 – December 13, 2001) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was known as the National Basketball Association's last two-handed set
19
Doug Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Doug Collins Shooting guard, Small forward
Douglas or Doug Collins may refer to: Doug Collins (journalist) (1920–2001), Canadian journalist, alleged Holocaust denier Doug Collins (basketball) (born 1951), former American NBA player, ...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 (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...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 (born October 31, 1941) 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 (born August 12, 1950) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 11 seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball ...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
World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
JelaniTrawickJr. added Point guard, Shooting guard
World B. Free (born Lloyd Bernard Free; December 9, 1953) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1975 to 1988. Free ...more
25
Henry Bibby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard
Charles Henry Bibby (born November 24, 1949) 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 ...more