The Sixers will be starting a new tradition with their red uniforms this season. Whenever they wear their red jerseys this year, it will be to celebrate a moment in Sixers history.
These moments range from the Syracuse Nationals winning the NBA championship in 1955, to celebrating Allen Iverson’s Hall of Fame induction in 2016.
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The team will be wearing the red uniforms for nine games — four at home and five on the road. While the Sixers have worn the red uniforms before, there will now be a significance each time they put them on.
It is important to note that just about 50 percent of the milestones are honoring Iverson and his accomplishments.
Check out the dates the Sixers will be wearing the uniforms and the moments they will be celebrating below.
Nov. 1 vs. Orlando Magic — Iverson’s Sixers debut, 1996
Dec. 5 vs. Denver Nuggets — Darryl Dawkins shattered backboard at Spectrum, 1979
Dec. 11 at Detroit Pistions — Moses Malone becomes fifth NBA player to surpass 16,000 career rebounds, 1993
Dec. 16 vs. Los Angles Lakers — Celebrating Iverson's Hall of Fame induction, 2016
Feb. 2 at San Antonio Spurs — Wilt Chamberlain records first ever triple-double (22 points, 25 rebounds, 21 assists) in NBA history, 1968
March 1 at Miami Heat — Iverson’s No. 3 retired by Sixers, 2014
March 12 at Los Angles Lakers — Iverson crosses over Michael Jordan, 1997
March 24 at Chicago Bulls — First playoff win in Sixers history, 1964
April 10 vs. Indiana Pacers — 1954-55 Syracuse Nationals win NBA championship, 1955