10 Players the Philadelphia 76ers signed past their prime

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Philadelphia 76ers, Bob McAdoo. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

2. Bob McAdoo

McAdoo was a superstar in the 1970s. He won Rookie of the Year in 1973 before leading the NBA in scoring three straight years. The 6’9 big man won MVP in 1975 and was a five-time All-Star. McAdoo scored over 20 points per game for seven straight years and could do it all on the court. He was rebounding, blocking shots, making plays, and having a massive impact on both ends of the floor.

His production dropped off in the 1980s, but he won two championship rings with the Lakers. McAdoo played a 20-minute per-game role by that point in his career, but it helped cement his resume and sealed his spot on the NBA 75.

Bob McAdoo played his final NBA season with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was already 34 years old and his production had been steadily declining. The Sixers had Charles Barkley and were hoping to make another deep playoff run after losing in the conference finals the previous year. McAdoo still averaged over ten points per game, but his minutes were limited throughout.

The 6’9 big man was done in the NBA, but he did play seven years in Italy to finish his career. Doo is a legend and one of the best big men to ever do, but his time in Philadelphia did not go as planned. The 76ers signed him well after his best days and regretted it by the time he finally joined the team.