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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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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Hampton, Virginia, United States of America

Age: 44

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

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

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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Center from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Age: Dec. at 63 (1936-1999)

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Warriors, San Francisco Warriors

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

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Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward from Roosevelt, New York, United States of America

Age: 69

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, New York Nets

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

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from USA, Leeds, Alabama

Age: 56

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets

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

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Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Power forward and Center from Virginia

Age: 64

Teams: Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, + more

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

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Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Point guard from Chicago, Illinois

Age: 63

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks

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

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
JordanH added Center from Yaoundé, Cameroon

Number: 21

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

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

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Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from New York City, New York

Age: 76

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

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

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Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
slaft added Center from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Age: 53

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, + more

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

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Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
wiabux added Center from Orlando, Florida

Age: 62

Teams: Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons

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

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Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Shooting guard from Huntington, West Virginia

Age: 83

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

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
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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward from Springfield, Illinois

Age: 35

Number: 9

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

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

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Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Small forward from Charlotte, North Carolina

Age: 68

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

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).

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time

Number: 12

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

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

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George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Power forward and Center from Indianapolis, Indiana

Age: 69

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

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

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Andrew Toney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
charlieup2 added Andrew Toney

Age: 62

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

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

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Doug Collins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Doug Collins Shooting guard and Small forward from Christopher, Illinois, United States of America

Age: 68

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

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
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Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Power forward and Center from New York City, New York

Age: 91

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

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

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World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
JelaniTrawickJr. added Point guard and Shooting guard from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 66

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, San Diego Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

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

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Hersey Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
Shooting guard from Chicago, Illinois

Age: 53

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

Hersey R. Hawkins, Jr. (born September 29, 1966) is an American retired professional basketball player. After starring at Chicago's Westinghouse High School, the 6'3" (1.90 m) shooting ...more

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J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
CamtheGreat added Point guard and Shooting guard from Cookeville, Tennessee

Age: 35

Number: 4

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more

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Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
slaft added Shooting guard and Small forward from Kinston, North Carolina, United States of America

Age: 45

Number: 42

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974) is an American basketball coach and retired professional basketball player. He is currently the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores, and he ...more

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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard and Shooting guard from Memphis, Tennessee

Age: 33

Number: 3

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Louis Williams may refer to: Louis Williams (American football) (born 1979), American football player Louis Williams (sailor) (1845–1886), American sailor Louis Williams (architect) (1890–1980), ...more

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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Point guard and Shooting guard from Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California

Age: 29

Number: 11

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Jrue Randall Holiday (; born June 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Aaron McKie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time
slaft added Point guard and Shooting guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age: 47

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons

Aaron Fitzgerald McKie (born October 2, 1972) is an American basketball coach and former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently ...more

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