The Philadelphia 76ers are adding a new statue to the “Legends Walk” outside their training facility in Camden, New Jersey. It’s a fitting and Hall of Fame worthy tribute, even if it’s not the one you expected.
The Sixers will host a tribute party for the unveiling of the sculpture Dolph Cheese On Saturday, November 5, at 11 a.m., Chase, who died at the age of 87 in 2015, is set to play in the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021 and was widely recognized as the greatest Jewish basketball player of all time. The All-Star was inducted 12 times into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1973.
Shays’s No. 4 team retired in 2016. He will join fellow legends Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain, Maurice Cheeks, Billy Cunningham, Julius Irving, Hal Greer, Bobby Jones and Moses Malone along the “Legends Walk” outside the training facility.
“It is an honor to be constantly contributing to the 76ers Legends Walk while doing what I love,” sculptor Chad Fisher said in a press release. “Dolph Schayes was an original 76er and I’m excited to help immortalize him with the sculpture he deserves.”
Schayes, a native of New York, Played 14 seasons With the Syracuse Nationals before the franchise moved to Philadelphia in 1963. He helped guide them to the playoffs 14 times—he won the 1955 championship—while averaging 18.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 34.4 minutes per game.
He served as player coach for the new Sixers during the 1963-64 season and remained for three seasons collecting a record of 129-111 and three consecutive playoff games. Schayes was named the 1966 NBA Coach of the Year.
La Allen Iverson in ‘Legends Walk’
Schayes deserves his long-awaited statue. Nobody says he doesn’t. However, his new entry into the immortality of Philadelphia begs the question, will Allen Iverson receive a similar honor in the near future? He is one of the greatest Sixers jersey wearers of all time, another legend who has been named in the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021.
Attend Iverson Musa Malone Statue Party in 2019. He often attends games at the Wells Fargo Center. He is an unofficial ambassador for the Sixers. And someone he’s always been interested in Join the front office.
“For me, I’m a basketball genius and I really believe I can in any capacity help this franchise, that’s what I’m going to do, whatever they ask me to do,” Tell Iverson The Inquirer in 2015. “Don’t put any pressure on the franchise to make a move or anything like that. If that happens, that’s what God wants. If it doesn’t, I’ll stay here with them, and ride with them.”
Joel Embiid, Matisse Thibault Doubtful
The Sixers are scheduled to host the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. after a 121-111 loss on Wednesday night. Joel Embiid (the flu) and Matisse Thibault (a right ankle sprain) were called into question in the injury report, but Doc Rivers told reporters (via K Carlin) that he “hopes” that both players are there.
Meanwhile, DeAnthony Melton will start guarding with James Harden out. That would make for an interesting backyard featuring Milton and Therese Maxi who celebrated his 22nd birthday on November 4. If Embiid can’t go, find BJ Tucker to start again in the center.
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