06/21/13 2:46 pm EST
Last night as I watched LeBron and the Miami Heat celebrate their NBA Finals win over the San Antonio Spurs as well as back-to-back NBA titles, I began to wonder if the 76ers will ever hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy again in my lifetime.
I think and hope they will. However, given that the team is currently an absolute mess and that Sam Hinkie has a long road ahead of him to simply make this team respectable, I don’t believe an NBA championship is coming to Philadunkia nation any time soon.
So, as the Heat poured champagne all over each other last night, I started thinking about better times for the Sixers and I was reminded that it has been 30 years since Doc, Moses, Mo, Bobby, Toney and Ivaroni were crowned NBA Champions and led a parade down Broad Street. That’s right, 30 years!
A great deal has happened with the 76ers and across the Association in the last 30 years. After the jump I’ll look at some items within this franchise and around the NBA that have occurred since the Sixers last won it the title back in 1983.