34 YEARS AGO, 5/31/83: WATCH SIXERS SWEEP LAKERS FOR TITLE!

The Sixers raced through the regular season, finishing with a league-best 65-17 record. Heading into the Finals, Moses Malone (above with Julius Erving) was asked for his prediction and responded with the classic “Fo’, fo’ fo’.” Philly came close to living up to Malone’s prediction, sweeping New York, beating Milwaukee 4-1 and then sweeping a Los Angeles Lakers team weakened by injuries to Norm Nixon and Bob McAdoo in the NBA Finals. Philly’s 12-1 playoff record is the best in NBA history, and an amended version of Malone’s prediction was engraved on the players’ championship rings: “Fo’, five, fo’.”

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