There can only be one answer to the question of the biggest point guard in the history of Philadelphia: Allen Iverson. It’s as simple as that.
But apart from the legend itself, the Sixers have had many amazing clues for years. Since the franchise has been in existence since 1949 (then Syracuse), we had to look at a long list of potential candidates for our evaluation. After all this research we found the three actors who stood out the most. Below, we are proud to represent the best three-point defenders in Philadelphia’s 76-year history.
3. Ben Simmons
Although he only played for the Sixers in season three, he kept Ben Simmons almost on our schedule.
Let’s first look at his figures: 16.4 points (56.1% of the shots), 8.3 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in the first three seasons. These are very impressive circular numbers, and as an oversized joker it’s easy to see why comparisons with the great Magic Johnson hovered above a six-foot Simmons and a ten-foot Simmons.
It is also important to note that an Australian citizen is only 23 years old. For the time being, he’s only getting better, and as long as he’s surrounded by the right people, he should have a great career ahead of him. The potential is certainly there, just use it well to determine the best among the former newcomers of the year.
Last July, Simmons signed a major $169.65 million contract that will extend its relationship with Sixers at least until the 2024-25 season. He’ll be on the team for a long time, and the truth is, heaven is the limit for this guy.
2. Cheeks of Mauritius
Among the younger generation Maurice Shchex is best known for his role as head coach of the NBA. With the Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons and Sixers as main buses, the 63-year-old is currently working as a relief bus under Billy Donovan in Oklahoma City Thunder.
On match days, however, the Cheeks were an absolute ball player, and during his stay in Philadelphia, he had the best pitch in the Hall of Fame.
In 1978, the Playoffs became the second phase of the six-team selection, and although many teams passed a six-legged University of West Texas, it ended up in Philadelphia. What a thief he was.
In 11 seasons with 76 Wangen the average was 12.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 2.3 steals. He played a crucial role in the six-man team that won the NBA title in 1983, which won the franchise in the last championship.
The Cheeks were not only a great playmaker, but also a great defender. He’s been called up five times for the General Army team, making him one of the best, if not the best casting lawyer Sixers ever produced.
1. Allen Iverson
When the concept for this article was born, we were already sure of one thing: The legendary Allen Iverson should have been at the top of the list.
Despite all the problems he encountered outside the courtroom, the size of Iverson was more than enough to relegate him to first place. The reduced 1.80m striker, who was elected one of the top six in the overall standings in 1996, immediately influenced his arrival by winning the Rookie of the Year trophy in his first season.
In his third season, Iverson will lead six people to the first play-offs in eight long years. Four more off-season races will follow, including an unforgettable trip to the 2001 NBA finals. Here Iverson disrespectfully crossed the threshold of young Tyrone Liu after he was first hit by a sweater. This will forever be one of the most iconic moments in the history of the NBA.
In 12 seasons with the Sixers – including the return game at the end of his career – Iverson averaged 27.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.2 3 points. As one of the largest bombers ever built – perhaps even the best per pound – Iverson, with 19,931 career points at Sixers, ranks second in the franchise’s history.
Iverson, an 11-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA team member, only regular season MVP, four-time top scorer and three-time league leader for flights Despite all his merits in the sport, an outstanding former Georgetown athlete was introduced to the Hall of Fame in 2016.