It’s summertime in the NBA, so it’s time to learn some history. The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the older franchises in the NBA. Their history dates to the 1949-50 season.
With that longevity, the team has had hundreds of players come through the City of Brotherly Love. Sixers Wire looks at the No. 32, which has been worn by only two of those players in the history of the franchise.
This running series will go through all of the uniform numbers worn in franchise history. The previous edition of this series was a list compiling the 13 players who have worn the No. 33.
Here is the list of those two players who have worn No. 32 in Sixers history:
Billy Cunningham, 1965-1972 and 1975-1976
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The reason No. 32 is retired at the Wells Fargo Center, Cunningham earned the nickname “The Kangaroo Kid” during his time in the league and he averaged 20.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a member of the Sixers. He helped Philadelphia win the title in 1967 when he averaged 15 points in the postseason.
Charles Barkley, 1991-1992
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Barkley wore No. 34 for the majority of his career, and it is retired in Sixers lore, but he wore No. 32 for his final season in Philadelphia before being traded to the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 23.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists while wearing No. 32 with the Sixers.