The 76ers Glide Through Toronto

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The Philadelphia 76ers unveiled the team’s 2021-22 Nike NBA City Edition uniform, presented in partnership with Ocial Jersey Patch Partner, The Philadelphia 76ers wore four dierent jerseys over the course of the rst half of the 2020-21 NBA season. “I like how the new uniform represents the colors of all the teams in Pennsylvania. My favorite jersey that the 76ers wear has to be the red jersey,” said junior Jacob Begansky.

The Philadelphia 76ers are kicking their first round of plays in a 3-0 series against the Toronto Raptors and the winner of the series will move on to go to the conference semis. The series consists of seven games and if a team wins four out of the seven games, they will move on. The 76ers are to play their fourth game against the Raptors Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 PM. You can watch this round one play matchup on channel TNT or NBC Sports-Philadelphia.

“I could not be more proud of the boys down in Philadelphia, every single player on the team did great. I think Tyrese Maxey is the GOAT on the 76ers and Joel Embiid is the MVP,” said junior Joey Palko.

The Philadelphia 76ers finished their regular season with a record of 51 wins and 31 losses, which put them number fourth in the eastern conference. During the season, The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers agreed to make a deal hours before the trade deadline. The Nets gave up James Harden and Paul Millsap for Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond. The head coach of the 76ers, Doc Rivers has been coaching in the NBA for the last twenty-three years. He left the Los Angeles Clippers to become the head coach for the 76ers in 2020.

Founded in 1946 by Danny Biasone, the Syracuse Nationals is one of the oldest franchises in the NBA. After the year 1963, The Syracuse Nationals changed their name to the 76ers. Their name comes from the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. A snake is often seen as you watch at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The snake is the imagery of “Join or Die,” a rallying cry to the pre-independence United States.

“I have been a 76ers fan for a long time and I am so happy with how they are playing together as a team. I hope they go on and win it all,” said junior Tejay Allen.

Their first ever championship was against the Detroit Pistons on April 9, 1955. Philadelphia’s second championship was against the San Francisco Warriors in 1967. Their last championship win in 76ers history was in 1983 against the Los Angeles Lakers.