It has been 29 years since the 76ers won the franchise's last championship, so on Friday, in a nod to nostalgia, the organization welcomed back members of that 1982-83 team.
Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Moses Malone, Bobby Jones, and Earl Cureton attended the Sixers' home opener at the Wells Fargo Center.
This resonated with coach Doug Collins, the No. 1 pick in the 1973 draft and an eight-year Sixer.
"It's good - it brings to mind championships," said Collins, who became famous in the city for, among other things, tossing alley-oop passes to Erving. "Bobby Jones and I go back to the 1972 Olympics - so, obviously, we got our hearts broken in Munich. I remember playing alongside Julius, trading for Bobby.