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

If you look back at NBA history, you can see many franchises that have either 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 that went through both a name change and relocation was the Syracuse Nationals, which you may know better as the Philadelphia 76ers.

On this day in 1962, the Philadelphia 76ers were officially born when Irv Kosloff and Ike Richman bought the Syracuse Nationals and then moved the franchise to the city of brotherly love.

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