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Professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia 76ers are also popular as "Sixers".
  • They are earlier called Syracuse Nationals.
  • Paper magnate Irv Kosloff bought the Nationals from Danny Biasone and moved them to Philadelphia in 1963.
  • They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • They are the oldest basketball franchises in NBA.
  • They won three NBA championships so far - 1955, 1966-67 and in 1982-83.
  • "76ers" is part of the team name as a tribute to the gallant men who forged this country's independence.
  • The Wells Fargo Center is their arena.
  • Red, Royal Blue and White are their team colors.
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