The Philadelphia 76ers are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016.
Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
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The 76ers compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
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Founded in 1946 and originally known as the Syracuse Nationals, they are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA, and one of only eight to survive the league's first decade.
The 76ers have had a rich history, with many of the greatest players in NBA history having played for the organization, including Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson.
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They have won three NBA championships, with their first coming as the Syracuse Nationals in 1955.
The second title came in the 1966–67 season, a team which was led by Chamberlain.
The third title came in the 1982–83 season, won by a team led by Erving and Malone.
The 76ers have only been back to the NBA Finals once since then: in 2001, when they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1.
The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association played between the Western and Eastern champions of the Conference Finals.