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The Best Philadelphia 76ers To Have Their Numbers Retired  

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List Rules Vote up the best Philadelphia 76ers players to have their legendary number retired for all time.

These Philadelphia 76ers players have all had their numbers retired. After making a big impact while playing for the team, players such as Wilt Chamberlain and Moses Malone had their jerseys retired. But not every player in the NBA gets their number retired, it is an honor bestowed upon the best players of a franchise. Which of these athletes are the greatest Philadelphia 76ers players? This list is only for Philadelphia 76ers players with retired jerseys. Coaches and managers have had their numbers retired as well but we're here to determine the best Philadelphia 76ers players that have had their number retired for all time.

Although these are undoubtedly great players, not all of them have been voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame despite having their numbers honored. The Philadelphia 76ers players that have been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame are noted below. Vote up the Philadelphia 76ers players with retired numbers that you think made the biggest contribution to the team.

Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 6

Years With Franchise: 1976–1987

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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. Erving helped legitimize the American Basketball Association, and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association after the 1975–76 season. Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the fifth-highest scorer in ABA/NBA history with 30,026 points. He was well known for slam dunking from the free throw line in Slam Dunk ...more on Wikipedia

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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 13

Years With Franchise: 1965–1968

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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; he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. The 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history. Chamberlain holds numerous NBA all-time records in scoring, rebounding and durability categories. He is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA ...more on Wikipedia

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Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 10

Years With Franchise: 1978–1989

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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 Detroit Pistons from June 10, 2013, to February 9, 2014. Prior to that he was the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers from May 23, 2005 to December 13, 2008, and the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers from the start of the 2001–02 season until March 2, 2005. ...more on Wikipedia

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Philadelphia 76ers To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 3

Years With Franchise: 1996–2006, 2009–2010

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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 guard and shooting guard positions. Iverson was an eleven-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star MVP award in 2001 and 2005, and was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2001. Iverson attended Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia and was a dual-sport athlete. He earned the Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both football and basketball, and won the Division AAA Virginia state championship in both sports. After high school, Iverson attended Georgetown University for two years, where ...more on Wikipedia

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