The 2000-01 Philadelphia 76ers will always have a special place in the hearts of fans in the City of Brotherly Love who are old enough to remember their run.
Franchise icon Allen Iverson had a helluva run. He averaged 31.1 points, which led the league; 2.5 steals, which also led the league; 4.6 assists; and 3.8 rebounds on his way to winning the MVP award. Iverson led the Sixers to a 56-26 record and the No. 1 seed in the East.
The Sixers then battled their way to the finals. They defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 in the conference semifinals, and they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in another Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. They were then dispatched by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.
Per Warner Bros., NBA TV will release a documentary on that run:
NBA TV will premiere a new special “Everything But the Chip: the 2001 76ers,” which revisits one of the most iconic teams in Philadelphia sports history – the 2001 Philadelphia 76ers – on Wednesday, May 31, at 8 p.m. ET. Led by 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson and 2001 NBA Coach of the Year Larry Brown, the 76ers won their first 10 games and never looked back in the Eastern Conference, eventually reaching the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The documentary will include interviews with the likes of Iverson, coach Larry Brown, Shaquille O’Neal and Stephen A. Smith.