G Allen Iverson: Best Athletes Of The NBA
From the moment he was drafted in 1996 until his departure in 2006, Allen Iverson was not only the face of the franchise, but he was also one of the best players in the entire NBA. In his 11 seasons with the team, Iverson was an eight-time All-Star, a member of six All-NBA Teams (3x First Team, 3x Second Team), a four-time scoring champion, and the 2000-2001 league MVP.
During his time in Philadelphia Iverson established himself as one the best scorers in league history, finishing in the top ten of points scored eight times. His average of 31.4 points per game during the 2001-2002 season is the highest single game average in the post NBA-ABA merger era.
He led the team to the playoffs six times, making the NBA finals in 2001. His 2001 …show more content…
At the time of his retirement his 19.2 points per game was the second highest in franchise history.
F- Julius Erving: 1976-1987
After the NBA-ABA merger, Julius Erving found himself as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, immediately becoming the team’s best player. Erving’s ABA success quickly transitioned into the NBA- he finished his rookie season with averages of 21.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.
Erving was an All-Star in all 11 of his NBA seasons and was a member of seven All-NBA Teams (5x First Team, 2x Second Team). He averaged greater than 20 points per game in all but two of his NBA seasons. His best season came during the 1980-1981 season, a season in which he was named the league MVP. In that season, Erving averaged 24.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. The 76ers won 62 games that season and reached the Eastern Conference Finals.
Although Erving had tremendous success as an individual, the 76ers as a team also had immense success. The team made the playoffs in all 11 of his seasons, reaching the NBA Finals three times, winning one in 1983. F- Charles Barkley: