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Philadelphia 76ers Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
The Philadelphia 76ers' 2018-2019 season ended in heartbreaking fashion. Tied at 90 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Kawhi Leonard hit the shot of the NBA Playoffs to end the series. His buzzer-beating jumper hit the rims four times and fell in. The Sixers were disappointed, but overall their season was very successful. They solidified themselves as a top team in the East, and will go in to this season with a tuned up roster.
The new Big 3 in Philly is set. Point guard Ben Simmons sets the tone for the Sixers. He is a tall, strong and one of the best passers in the league. Court vision like Ben Simmons' comes along maybe once a decade. The only knock on Simmons is that he needs to get his jump shot in order. In the meantime, his consistent work as a floor general will see him be an All-Star for years to come.
Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris are the other two premiere players on the Philadelphia roster. Harris is a veteran wing that can shoot the 3 and guard the opposing team's best player. Embiid is a generational talent with his size, quickness and shooting ability. His defense is above average as well. The seven footer can protect the rim and isn't afraid to let his opponents know when he makes a good play.
Big time acquisitions in the offseason include Al Horford. Stealing him away from the Boston Celtics was a big move for the 76ers. The Celtics should be one of the opponents in their way on a quest for a title. The second key addition is Josh Richardson. The Sixers traded Jimmy Butler to the Heat, but to get a role player with the skill set that Richardson has in return was a win for the Sixers. Secure your 76ers tickets today to see this team chase a title this season!
History of Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers are a basketball franchise rich in history and legend. They began in the National Basketball League as the Syracuse Nationals before joining the newly formed National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1949. The NBA struggled in its early years, and its revitalization was thanks in large part to Nationals owner Danny Biasone, who created what we now know as the 24-second shot clock. This sped games up, making the action livelier and more stimulating for the fans. In 1963 the Syracuse Nationals moved to Philadelphia, and took on the iconic name we all know today – The Philadelphia 76ers, or 'Sixers' for short. In their inaugural season the Sixers acquired Wilt Chamberlain, regarded as one of the best NBA players of all time. They had instant success that first year making the playoffs, although ultimately losing to the Boston Celtics in the conference semi-finals as John Havlicek stole a Hal Greer pass to put the game away -- a play that will live in infamy forever. The next year was even more successful for the 76ers as they ended with season with a 68-13 record, the best in league history. The Sixers won an NBA Championship and also defeated the Celtics in the playoffs -- successfully ending Boston's playoff domination.
After the Sixers' championship things quickly turned sour for the Philadelphia 76ers – they traded their star Wilt Chamberlain and subsequent seasons continued to get worse and worse. In 1972 the Sixers finished with the worst record in NBA history, going 9-73, a 0.110 winning percentage. The rollercoaster ride continued for the 76ers’ and in 1976 they were once again finding playoff success, due to the acquisition of Julius Irving (AKA Dr. J)– another player regarded as one of the best to ever play the game. With Dr. J on the court Sixers tickets were some of the NBA's hottest. Fortune continued to shine on the Sixers and they acquired center Moses Malone from the Houston Rockets in 1982. Malone was the league MVP that year, and the Sixers cruised to the title, only losing one game total in the playoffs, a remarkable feat. Although Julius Irving retired after the 1986 season the Sixers still had winning seasons with their new star Charles Barkley. Barkley ended up playing only five seasons in Philly before he was traded to the Phoenix Suns.
The frequent ups and downs of the Sixers franchise continued, with the departure of Barkley, and the recent retirement of Julius Irving the 76ers’ spiraled out of control, losing games at an alarming rate – four miserable losing seasons in a row. The Sixers had a losing season for their fifth year in a row in 1996 but things were looking up, they had drafted Allen Iverson, "The Answer" to the 76ers woes. The city had high hopes for the point guard, and were looking for him to bring a title back to Philly. In 2001 they Sixers had a miraculous playoff run, making it all the way to the NBA Finals with their star Allen Iverson averaging an insane 33 points per game! Although they would eventually lose that series to the Los Angeles Lakers it would seem winning basketball was back in Philly. Although the 76ers are in the middle of a rebuilding year, you can get your 76ers basketball tickets today and see the future of the franchise develop in front of your eyes.
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