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Who would be on the Sixers Mount Rushmore?

Jun 6, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

If you’ve been reading ProFootballTalk this offseason, they have been putting together the Mount Rushmore for each franchise — the four faces that shaped that team more than any others through history.

What faces would make that list if you did it for the Philadelphia 76ers?

Dei Lynam and Rhea Hughes of Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia try to answer that question. No, Andrew Bynum somehow doesn’t quite make the list.

  1. andyp03 - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Wilt, Doc, Sir Charles, A.I.

    Sorry Hal, Billy and Moses.

    • liamj55 - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      BINGO. No arguments.

    • somekat - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      this one is perfect

      Moses wasn’t here long enough, Barkley made the finals in phoenix, but he made his bones in Philly. He’s as much a rocket as a sun, and both less than a sixer

    • tedlaw1 - Jun 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      Doc. A.I Sir Charles Wilt and Dave Zinkoff

  2. captainwisdom8888 - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Wilt, Dr J, Iverson, and a toss-up between Moses Malone and Charles Barkley…

  3. eagles512 - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Erving, Chamberlain, Iverson, Barkley. I know Wilt wasn’t a Sixer long but I still think you go with him over Greer, Schayes, Cheeks, Etc.

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    And if you’ve been listening to the Hochman and Zaslow show, you’d know that ProFootballTalk totally ripped off this Mt. Rushmore bit.

    • pl4tinum514 - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      ahh. so now i know who to blame for all these worthless posts.

    • asimonetti88 - Jun 6, 2013 at 5:12 PM

      I’m sure they were the first to ever think up the idea.

  5. poet682013 - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Dr. J, Moses, Sir Charles & Mo Cheeks. Wilt didn’t play as long with the 76ers & Iverson was a fantastic one-on-one player, unfortunately the NBA plays five-on-five.

  6. htownred34 - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Wilt, A.I, Dr. J, and Moses cuz I see Charles on the suns’s mt Rushmore

    • biasedhomer - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      Why can’t a player be on 2 Mt Rushmores?

      Barkley had his best years with the Sixers and was there for 8 seasons compared to 4 with the Suns. And the Suns also have a weaker Mt. Rushmore to begin with, so he could be on both.

  7. skids003 - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Chamberlain, Dr. J, Billy C., D. Schayes.

  8. rawdiggity32 - Jun 6, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    The Doctor, AI, Wilt, Moses, Cheeks…that’s a pretty good starting line-up too

  9. sportsnut101 - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Have to be on the team for at least 5 yrs

    Ai. Dr j. Barkley Larry brown coach

  10. stikolaboloni - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Mike Gminski, Clarence Weatherspoon, Rick Mahorn, Jeff Hornacek

  11. ryanrockzzz - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    more like : Shawn Bradley, Derrick Coleman, Larry Hughes, and Speedy Claxton.

  12. giantboy99 - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Andrew Toney and Bobby Jones for sure.

  13. money2long - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    guess mount rushmore talks are better than best starting 5 ever talks

    • tomtravis76 - Jun 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      I do like this better. And I’ll cheat a bit for the Sixers five:
      Pg- AI
      Sg- Dr J
      SF- sir Charles
      PF- Moses
      C- Wilt

      • brianjoates - Jun 6, 2013 at 4:16 PM

        Doc actually had somewhat of an outside jumper, he never really had to test it much from beyond the top of the key. With those bigs, the boards would be controlled.

        That five would go seven with any five ,if not bring home multiple titles.

      • tedlaw1 - Jun 6, 2013 at 8:06 PM

        lets not forget about Zinkoff! knowone announced a starting line up like him. especially when he would introduce Julius Eeeeeeeerving!

  14. reasonablemindsays - Jun 6, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Reggie Evans, Kenny Thomas, George Lynch, Spencer Hawes

  15. zblott - Jun 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Dr J, Charles, AI, Billy Cunningham

    Why Billy over Wilt?
    1) Philly hated Wilt. They couldn’t wait to trade him, no matter what value he gave the team, and he in no way was the soul of that ’67 team. He played for them 3.5 years and they tried to trade him to the Lakers YEARS before they were able to, and NO ONE in Philly was ever upset that they got rid of him.
    2) Who was the soul of ’67? Maybe Hal, maybe Chet, maybe Billy. Point is, Billy was part of the magic of that team-oriented squad.
    3) You can’t just give Wilt a bunch of props for winning a title there. That Sixers team only did what they did because Boston was in transition and had issues with Russell’s first-year coaching (forgot to sub guys while he was on the court), and the Lakers didn’t do anything in the playoffs because West was hurt. It was the perfect year for someone else to win it, and within a year that window had closed and Philly stopped making Finals.
    4) Billy was a big part of the aura that ’67 team had, regardless of how great it really was, plus he came back and coached Philly’s best run of success while winning their only title in the past 45 years (’83).

    Cunningham was a huge part of what made Philly great during multiple eras. Wilt was a guy who they couldn’t trade away fast enough.

  16. ccshocktalk - Jun 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Dr. J, Chuck, Mutumbo, AI

  17. 00maltliquor - Jun 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Wilt, Doc J, A.I. (Iverson, not Iguodala) and………………………..ERIC SNOW!!!!

  18. azarkhan - Jun 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Darryl Dawkins, George McGinnis, Lloyd Free, Doug Collins

  19. 00maltliquor - Jun 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    OR….Charles Shackleford, Aaron McKie, Matt Gieger and Shawn Bradley

  20. tedlaw1 - Jun 6, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Doc. A.I Sir Charles Wilt and Dave Zinkoff

  21. keithsabella - Jun 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    The Doctor, Moses, Chuck and A.I. Yes, I know Wilt was better than Moses, but I loved Moses’ game and think of him as more of a Sixer than Wilt even though he was only there for a few years. I also respect those who have said Billy Cunningham, but I can’t quite go there.

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