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. 34, which has been worn by seven 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. 35.
Here is the list of those seven players who have worn No. 34 in Sixers history:
John Block, 1972
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Block played for Philadelphia for 48 games in the 1972-73 season, and he averaged 17.9 points and 9.2 rebounds on his way to an All-Star season. He was traded to the then-Kansas City-Omaha Kings during the season.
Don May, 1973-1974
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May played 82 games for Philadelphia across two seasons. He averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds during those games.
Clyde Lee, 1974-1976
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Lee played in 150 games across two seasons for the Sixers in the ’70s, and he averaged 4.8 points and 7.6 rebounds for Philadelphia.
Glenn Mosley, 1977-1978
Mosley played in six games for Philadelphia in the 1977-78 season, and he averaged 2.2 points and 0.8 rebounds while rocking the No. 34 uniform.
Jim Spanarkel, 1979-1980
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Before Spanarkel joined CBS as a college basketball commentator, he was an NBA player. He began his career with the Sixers and he played in 40 games, averaging 5 points and 1.4 rebounds. He was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the expansion draft in 1980.
Charles Barkley, 1984-1992
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The reason the No. 34 is retired today, Barkley was incredible as a member of the Sixers. He averaged 23.3 points and 11.6 rebounds while being named an All-Star six times before he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. He won the MVP award as a member of the Suns.
Terry Cummings, 1997-1998
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Known mostly for his stellar career with the Milwaukee Bucks, Cummings played 44 games for Philadelphia in the 1997-98 season before being traded to the New York Knicks. He averaged 5.3 points and 3.4 rebounds during that time in Philadelphia.