3 NBA legends you forgot played for the Philadelphia 76ers

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Bob McAdoo with the Boston Celtics, formerly with the 76ers
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Originating in and representing the birthplace of America, the Philadelphia 76ers have attracted some legends onto their team over the years.

The Philadelphia 76ers have faced some rocky seasons but have claimed some legendary players as their own over the years. The team has won a total of three championships and are currently the second-best team in the Eastern conference.

The 76ers had one of the best seasons in NBA history with a 68-13 record in the 1966-67 season. They were awarded for this by being chosen as the greatest individual team for the NBA 35th anniversary in 1980.

The players of the 76ers have certainly made their mark on the team, but there are a few legends who have come and go so quickly they may have been forgotten about. These players may have been forgotten as 76ers, but they certainly will never be forgotten in the NBA.

3. Bob McAdoo

McAdoo is most known for his offense with the Buffalo Braves, before they became the LA Clippers. Within his first few seasons, he earned  Rookie of the Year and MVP, and he also became a standout player for scoring.

McAdoo was talented and consistent which made him a reliable player. He played his final NBA season with the 76ers, and he consistently made nearly half of all attempted field goals. After his season with the 76ers, he went to Europe to play for a few years.

McAdoo was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000 for his outstanding achievements. He led the NBA in scoring three times, and averaged 34.5 points per game. He played 14 seasons and throughout his career, he scored 18,787 points total. He averaged a minimum of 20 points per game in seven seasons, and when he left the NBA to play in Europe, he averaged more than 20 points per game.

McAdoo was a legendary center, power forward and scorer during his career in the NBA, and the 76ers are lucky to rightfully claim some of his stats as their own.