Everybody likes a tale of some good fortune. Last week we posted about Pat Croce's good luck charm back when the team was successful in landing Allen Iverson in 1996. We also wondered what this year's Philly representative might bring with him to the lottery tomorrow night.
Turns out 97.5 the Fanatic held a contest for fans to submit a good luck charm that the Sixers' rep would bring with them to the lottery. Here's what won via the Sixers website:
An actual piece of the glass backboard that was shattered by prolific Sixer dunker Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Spectrum on December 5, 1979.
In addition to being one of the more unique entries in the contest, the historic chunk of glass also represents a golden era of professional basketball in the city of Philadelphia. The Sixers made four NBA Finals appearances between 1977 and 1983, winning it all in ’83; they boasted a 396-178 (69.0%) record during that span.
Let's hope Sixers fans' dreams don't get shattered too.
We actually wrote about Dawkins' backboard shattering game a couple of years back. Read up on it here. Did you know Chocolate Thunder still throws down one dunk per year? It's true. And you can check out our interview with him from 2009 here.
The draft lottery takes place on Tuesday night starting at 7:55 pm. Time to start doing crazy superstitious stuff for the next 36 hours.