I decided to watch a classic 76ers moment yesterday afternoon, revisiting the 2001 NBA Finals series against the Los Angeles Lakers. The heavily favoured Lakers had breezed through the first three rounds, while the gallant 76ers had been taken to 7 Games on a couple of occasions, and were battling injuries to almost their entire roster. Led by the courageous Allen Iverson, and gutsy role players Dikembe Mutombo, Aaron Mckie and Eric Snow, the 76ers came to the Staples Centre in L.A and beat the Lakers in Game 1. Unfortunately, they would go on to lose the series, but Game 1 is one of the greatest games I have ever witnessed, and a memorable moment in 76ers history.
Here are the closing minutes of this game: