The Spectrum… aaaahh, nice memories…
Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on March 13, 2009
Sixers play their final game at the Spectrum tonight, and I took this chance to put together a collection of old videos and pictures that you will hopefully like.
I am nearly 38 years old (my ugly guido ass saw the light in 1971) and I started following the Sixers at the beginning of the 80’s – even if then the media coverage on the NBA was way lesser of course – so this day is special to me.
Let’s make a shot tour through the…
“The Boston strangler” Andrew Toney drops 25 points on the Celtics in the fourth quarter alone (1982), also posting up Larry Bird:
Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first player to score 50 points in a game in the building (1967):
Sixers beat the Bucks in game 7 of the EC SemiFinals, the last game seven played at the Spectrum (1981). Check out “Thunder chocolate” Darryl Dawkins’ unbelievable dunk:
And finally check the girl’s boobs & t-shirt some Doc J’s highlights, a fantastic footage.
To conclude, a nice pic of one of the best Sixers ever (courtesy of this gallery by Sports Illustrated):
While we are in a nostalgic mood, don’t forget to sign the “Retire Moses Malone’s #2 Sixers jersey” petition, a tribute to one of the greatest centers Sixers had (after Wilt and Manute, I mean).