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Having Philadelphia 76ers tickets is a bit like having some basketball history right in your hands. The Sixers have been part of some truly unforgettable plays and have also had some dark times that they have lived through. Being the oldest franchise in the NBA today, it is little wonder that watching them play is watching a game that is rich in tradition and experience.
The Philadelphia 76ers are based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and play their home games at the Wachovia Center. They are part of the National Basketball Association and are also affiliated to the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. The Sixers have eleven division wins, five conference titles and three championships wins as well.
From Syracuse to Philly
The Sixers began their career way back in 1939, as the Syracuse Nationals and were part of the National Basketball League as well as the Basketball Association of America. In 1963, the team was shifted to Philly- by then the team had already joined the NBA. Their name was taken from the year 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed, though it was shortened to Sixers for marketing purposes.
The Sixers consistently played well and Philadelphia 76ers tickets were always a hot commodity. The team had a particularly unforgettable season during 1966-1967. It was during this time that the NBA named the Sixers as the best team in the league. The Sixers also dismantled the reigning Celtics 8 year domination as the NBA champions. At the time, the Celtics were already an aging and exhausted team compared to the Sixers. It was possibly the brightest era in the life of the Sixers.
Down, Up, Down
Ironically enough, the Sixers would be part of one of the worst trades in the NBA soon after, which would signal a veritable freefall for the team. Philadelphia 76ers tickets still sold well, but the team was right at the very bottom of the barrel. The Sixers gradually regained momentum after getting Julius Erving and by the eighties, the Sixers were back in the business of winning. In the 1982-83 seasons, the team was making history once again and the period is perhaps best remembered for the quip fo-fi-fo, which was made popular by the Sixers player, Moses Malone.
The eighties were a mixed bag for the Sixers, as they alternately shone and disappointed, though sales of Philadelphia 76ers tickets remained steady. Things went downhill again for the team from 1990 to 1997 in what many fans refer to as the Dark Ages. During this time, the Sixers watched as their winning total decreased steadily year after year. It was not a surprise that the team was soon pulling in the second worst record in the entire history of the franchise. It wouldn’t be until the new millennium that the Sixers would find their feet again. Today, the team, is a combination of great talent, which fans hope will be able to work together to bring another championship win home. Fans and basketball lovers are all going to be there and you can join them too. Just get online and contact and authorized ticket vendor to get your Philadelphia 76ers tickets.
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