The 7 Greatest 76ers in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

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Debates have constantly ensued regarding the league’s all-time greats in all of sports. At times, the discourse leads to intriguing conversations, as there's never a clear-cut determination of how/why one player ranks ahead of another.

Some people base arguments in favor of postseason effectiveness, while others use points and scoring totals as their barometer of overall greatness. The league’s latest wave of analytics has led to a shift into how fans view the game, as true shooting percentage is now the widely-used metric to measure offensive efficiency and/or effectiveness. 

Player Efficiency Rating is also used as a one-stop shop to gauge a player's overall contributions, as 15 is viewed as an average-level player, 20 is viewed as a All-Star level player, and 25 is viewed as superstar-level and MVP-level. Based on this metric, let's list the seven best players in Sixers franchise history.

Ranking the Sixers' legends by PER

7. Allen Iverson- 21.5

Allen Iverson is one of the five greatest shooting guards in the history of the NBA and he's easily one of the greatest athletes in the sports world pound-for-pound. Although Iverson lacked size (six-feet and 165 pounds), it didn't stop him in any way, shape, or form.

In fact, Iverson led the league in scoring four times, and was never afraid to put his body on the line. And his cultural impact was greater than anything he ever did on the court.

Iverson rocked the corn rows, tattoos, and arm sleeves, which have become a staple of today's NBA. Except, nowadays players rock arm sleeves as more of a fashionable look, whereas Iverson wore it so he could play through a broken arm.

Iverson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.