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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).

10 Responses to “The Spectrum… aaaahh, nice memories…”

  1. […] some day.  The Spectrum was home to some great players, some great teams, and great events.  The Sixers did battle with the Lakers and Celtics in the 80’s, the Broad Street Bullies made it a place no team wanted to visit, and the Boston Strangler did […]

  2. sixers29 said

    I love this post, and the videos are awesome. We are in a special day!!!.

  3. Mo Sweat said

    Hi, what’s up.

    Tonight is the night. The eco of Dave Zinkoff’s voice will be fly over the Spectrum for the last time.
    And the Fo fo fo, and the amazing Dr. J’s layup, and the double-triple-double, and the Boston Strangler hoops, and the Kangaroo Kid amazing jumps, and the World B Free crazy hoops, and Chocolate Thunder funky dunks, and Mo Cheeks, George McGinnis, Charles Barkley, Hal Greer, Bobby Jones, etc, etc, etc,…
    And specially the 1983 World Championship with Moses Malone, the regular season & playoffs MVP.

    It’s a sad night, but it’s a night full of emotions and mysticysm

  4. […] LeBron pleased to hear the NBA is reconsidering rules on traveling Sixers for Guido The Spectrum… Ahhhh nice memories ProJo Marbury frustrated but working hard to learn Celtics’ plays Rondo returns to the […]

  5. Awesome post Rickey. Check this one out too. Quality is pretty poor, but it still gets the juices flowing. A lot of awesome Barkley Spectrum moments here:

  6. Thanks everyone for the links and the feedbacks, much appreciated really

    SH, I don’t care about the quality, the Barkley video is a pleasure to watch, thx

    Mo Sweat, great lits of players, more memories flowing…

  7. […] A last glance at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. If you have ever been to the Philadelphia sports complex you probably are amazed by this area. You will find the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and of course Sixers in one place. This Italian gives us his thoughts on the former home of the Sixers: the Spectrum! […]

  8. […] Sixers, tutti in un unico posto. Questo italiano ci svela i suoi pensieri sulla casa dei Sixers: lo Spectrum! * Questo è ciò che io definirei disinteressato: quando ho chiesto ai ragazzi (e alle ragazze) i […]

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