On this day in NBA history: August 6 – the “Phildelphia 76ers” are born

When you look at the history of the NBA, you can see a lot of franchises that have been rebranded, relocated, or both over the years.

The Minneapolis Lakers eventually became the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia Warriors became the Golden State Warriors and the Vancouver Grizzlies eventually became the Memphis Grizzlies.

Another franchise to undergo a name change and transfer is the Syracuse Nationals, who you may know better as the Philadelphia 76ers.

On this day in 1962, the Philadelphia 76ers were officially born, as Irv Koslov and Ike Richman purchased the natives of Syracuse and then moved the franchise to the City of Brotherly Love.

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