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It is the Philadelphia 76ers (Sixers for short) in reference to the year 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed in Independence Hall in order to obtain independence for the colonies from Great Britain.

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They were named after the signing of the declariation of independence that was made in Philadelphia
because the declaration of independence was signed in 1776 in Philadelphia
the 76ers got there name beecause back in 1776 the constitusion was signed in philadelphia.
The Philadelphia 76ers were formerly known as the Syracuse Nationals, but were moved to Philadelphia after financial struggles and a contest was held to decide the team's new name. The team was named the 76ers, after the Declaration of Independence, which was signed in 1776 in Philadelphia.

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