Led by Hall of Famer Julius Erving and All-Stars Maurice Cheeks, Andrew Toney, and Bobby Jones the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers dominated the regular season, winning 65 games in what is still the second most winning year in franchise history. Malone was named League MVP, and when reporters asked how the playoffs would run, he answered, "four, four, four"—in other words, saying that the 76ers needed to win four games in each of the 3 rounds. The media misinterpreted this and assumed Moses was predicting that the 76ers would sweep all three rounds to win the title, with the minimum 12 games. Malone's accent made his boast sound like "fo', fo', fo'." The 76ers went on to win their third NBA championship (and second in Philadelphia) with a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers. The following 1983 Philadelphia 76ers have hand signed this NBA I/O Game Ball Series Basketball: Clemon Johnson,Franklin Edwards,Earl Cureton,Clint Richardson,Bobby Jones,Reggie Johnson. Bobby Jones has added the inscription,"83 NBA Champs." An MAB Celebrity Services certificate of authenticity is included.
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