Who would make your Sixers Mt. Rushmore?

Who would make your Sixers Mt. Rushmore?

June 6, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Tuesday, ProFootballTalk unveiled their Eagles Mount Rushmore. It was a very close battle for the fan voting, but in the end, Reggie White, Chuck Bednarik, Randall Cunningham and Brian Dawkins were voted on. While you could debate the merits of Randall Cunningham over a player like Steve Van Buren or Norm Van Brockin, Mike Florio took it one step further, placing Andy Reid on his Eagles Mount Rushmore over Brian Dawkins.

Since ProFootballTalk handled the Eagles Mount Rushmore, the Lunch Break staff decided to tackle the other three teams in the city.

Wednesday, we released the Phillies Mount Rushmore and today we focus on the Sixers. The candidates:

Wilt Chamberlain
Although he played only three years with the Sixers, there is no doubt that Wilt is synonymous with Philadelphia. Wilt won two NBA Championships, including the franchise's first in 1967, was a three-time MVP in a Sixers uniform and had his No. 13 retired by the team.

Julius Erving
Dr. J is one of the most recognizable players in NBA history. Erving was one of the most exciting players to ever put on a Sixers jersey, helped lead the team to a title in 1983, won an MVP award in 1981 and was an 11-time All-Star. He finished with 30,026 points, 10,525 rebounds and 2,272 steals. His No. 6 is retired by the Sixers.

Bobby Jones
Another Sixer who had his number retired by the team, Bobby Jones was known for his defensive prowess and was first-team NBA all-defense for eight straight years (1977-1984). Jones was also a member of the 1983 championship team, the year in which he was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year.

Billy Cunningham
Nicknamed the "Kangaroo Kid," Cunningham won two NBA titles with the Sixers, first as a player in 1967 and then as a head coach in 1983. Cunningham was a four-time NBA All-Star and is a member of both the NBA 50th Anniversary Team and the ABA All-Time Team. His No. 32 is retired by the Sixers.

Maurice Cheeks
While his time as head coach of the Sixers may not be memorable, his leadership on the court as a Sixer is and was unquestioned. Cheeks was another member of the 1983 championship team and has his No. 10 hanging from the rafters. He was a four-time All-Star, four-time first-team NBA all-defense and finished his career with 7,392 assists and 2,310 steals.

Hal Greer
No Sixer will ever wear No. 15 again. Greer finished his NBA career with 21,586 points, 5,665 rebounds and 4,540 assists. He won an NBA title with the team in 1967 and was a part of the NBA's 50th Anniversary Team and 10-time NBA All-Star.

Charles Barkley
"Sir Charles" may not have been a role model, but he certainly was one of the best players to ever put on a Sixers jersey. While Barkley never won an NBA Championship, he did lead the Sixers to an Atlantic Division title in the 1989-90 season, finishing second in MVP voting. Barkley, an 11-time NBA All-Star, finished his career with 23,757 points, 12,546 rebounds and 4,215 assists. He also has his No. 34 retired and was a member of the NBA's 50th Anniversary Team.

Allen Iverson
We aren't talking about practice here, just the merits of one of the most electrifying players in Sixers history. Iverson carried the 2000-01 Sixers to the NBA Finals, winning an MVP award and earning one of his 11 career NBA All-Star appearances. Iverson led the NBA in scoring four times, led the league in steals three times and also was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1997. Someday his No. 3 will likely be hanging above the court. Iverson finished (assuming he doesn't have one last go in him in) with 24,368 points, 5,624 assists and 1,983 steals.

Moses Malone
Malone was part of arguably the worst trade in Sixers history, but before that, he was a force in the middle for the Sixers and a key member of the 1983 team, taking home the MVP award in the finals. Even though Moses only played for the Sixers from 1982-1986, his No. 2 is retired by the team.

Watch the video above and tell us: Did Dei and Rhea make the right choices? Who would be on your Sixers Mount Rushmore?

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