The Perfect All Time Sixers Jersey Collection

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3. Wilt Chamberlain- Blue 1966-70

If a player in your favorite team’s past time scored 100 points in a single game, then his jersey better be represented in your collection. Wilt is arguably the greatest Sixer of all-time, while only playing three and a half seasons in Philadelphia.

In just under four seasons with the Sixers Wilt piled up the stats and accolades: 27.6 points, 23.9 rebounds (yes you read that number right), 6.8 assists, four all-star game appearances, three first team all-NBA awards, three consecutive MVP awards (yes you read that right as well), and most importantly of all a championship in 1967.

The level of competition that Wilt played against, which was not all that great, is always brought up in opposition of his ‘inflated’ stats. But there is no denying that Wilt was a world class talent who dominated the league for a number of years. The stats in the early years of his career may have been a bit inflated, (I mean the guy averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds in a season, AN ENTIRE SEASON) but as the competition got tougher throughout the years Wilt showed to be a dominant force. Could he reach his career averages in today’s game? Most likely not, but he had the body and the talent to be a superstar (at least on the offensive end) in the modern game.

It is getting to the point in the rankings where the jersey is a representation of the respective player’s era. For example if I saw this jersey without a number on it, the first player I would think of is Wilt Chamberlain.

The jersey set that this comes from is what inspired the Sixers to put “Phila” on their new uniforms. The “Phila” on the front of the jersey is great, but there is no denying that the best part of this jersey is that his name is not on it, which adds to the authenticity of the jersey. Wilt’s blue jersey represents the Wilt era in Philadelphia and is key to any collection of Sixers jerseys. This is also the first jersey in the rankings that I own.

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