Starting as the Syracuse Nationals, the Philadelphia 76ers is one of the oldest NBA teams. As the Syracuse Nationals, they did win one championship. The team became a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and then moved to Philadelphia from Syracuse, NY in 1963. Philadelphia 76ers tickets hit the market running.
The first years in Philadelphia were a struggle and some new energy and skills were needed to make the Philadelphia 76ers tickets worth the price. Enter Wilt Chamberlain, and guess what… a second NBA championship was won in 1967. Indeed the Philadelphia 76ers tickets were worth the price and more! The championship win was savored and appreciated more because the 76ers were able to defeat the notorious, Boston Celtics, who had won eight consecutive titles.
A dry spell came after that until a man named Julius Erving and another guy named Moses Malone were acquired by the team. Philadelphia 76ers tickets rose in value again and the excitement of Dr. J’s abilities had the city on a cloud. The excitement culminated when the 76ers won their 3rd NBA championship in 1983.
Since the third NBA title, the Philadelphia 76ers are on a rollercoaster ride. They’ve had exciting players like Charles Barkley and Allen Iverson and an outstanding coach, Larry Brown. However, the championship title continues to elude the team.Their confidence has been recently strengthened due to the upset matchup over an injured Chicago Bulls team. The Philadelphia 76ers tickets are being grabbed up because everyone wants to see if the momentum will continue in the future.
If you have owned Philadelphia 76ers tickets in the past, you have attended games in one of four different arenas over the years. The Convention Hall and Philadelphia Arena (1963- 1967), The Spectrum (1967-1996) and now today’s games are played at the Wells Fargo Center. The Wells Fargo Center has had its share of names over the years. It was also called CoresStates (1996-1998), First Union (1998-2003) and the Wachovia Center (2003-2010).
Fans of the Philadelphia 76ers who affectionately call the team the Sixers are surrounded by rich history. The Declaration of Independence was signed in July, 1776. This was the inspiration for the name 76ers. The team actually had a contest to name the team. A fan by the name of Walter Stalberg, submitted the name 76ers as a “tribute to the gallant men who forged this country’s independence in 1776.” Maybe Walter was presented with Philadelphia 76ers tickets as the prize for submitting the winning team name.
All and all, Philadelphia is ready to return to the pinnacle of success. The fans love Coach Doug Collins and with their recent playoff success, they are expecting great things from this team. Philadelphia 76ers tickets give the residents on the east coast another team to cheer for. What is so special about this team is that they are named after those who fought for freedom. The players on this team are proud. Philadelphia 76ers tickets will continue to be a prized possession for their fans.
11-20-12: The long anticipated return of Andrew Bynum will have to wait even longer. Suffering a setback recently to his knee, Andruw Bynum’s return has been pushed back to mid-January. Meanwhile the Sixers have held themselves above water with a 6-4 record but have been extremely inconsistent. With a strong win against Boston, Philly was unable to keep the momentum going by being blown out at home by the then winless Detroit Pistons just 5 nights later. The Sixers are extremely well coached but lack the personnel they will need until Bynum returns in order to build off of what they started last year. What also can be called into question is the kind of shape Bynum will be in when he does in fact return to the lineup.
2-14-13: Without Andrew Bynum thus far the Sixers have severely underachieved. The plan to gut most of the rosters talent from the prior season in order to make room for a legit center has not come to fruition just yet. Currently at 22-29 the Sixers have played very inconsistent basketball up until the all-star break. Despite the apparent emergence of Jrue Holliday, and improved Atlantic division has Philadelphia in the 9th seed of the East, and a full 4 games out of the playoff picture. Bynum still has no timetable for a return to the lineup and if the Sixers want to make it to the playoffs, the next 3-4 weeks will make or break their hopes of this.