GOAT DEBATE! 1983 SIXERS MORE THAN MEASURE UP TO 2017 DUBS!

Thirty-four years later, you can still measure NBA playoff audacity by referencing a three-syllable quote: “Fo’ fo’ fo’.” That was how the late Moses Malone, who preferred succinct honesty over verbosity, famously set the postseason agenda in 1983 for his Sixers.

Reporters asked for a prediction, and Malone gave them one to make Joe Namath blush, implying that the Sixers would sweep the three rounds, finish 12-0 and take their place among the NBA’s greatest teams. In actuality, the Sixers went “Fo’ Five Fo’,” a phrase engraved on their championship rings, losing only Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals to Milwaukee. Combine Philly’s 12-1 postseason run with its 65-17 record in the regular season, and the dominant campaign remains worthy of legendary status:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nobodys-perfect-in-the-nba-playoffs-but-warriors-have-company-in-fo-fo-fo-76ers/2017/06/10/84dfa6cc-4d56-11e7-bc1b-fddbd8359dee_story.html?utm_term=.d1120c4db51b

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