• 76ers celebrate 50th anniversary of NBA’s great champions

    In this April 12, 1967, file photo, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers gets champagne poured on him in the 76ers dressing room after Philadelphia defeated the Boston Celtics 140-116 to win the Eastern Division final. Surrounding Chamberlain are, from left, Bob Weiss, Matt Guokas (14), center left, Chamberlain, Wally Jones (drinking from a bottle) and Dave Gambee, right.  The 1966-67, 76ers _ led by Chamberlain, Hal Greer and Billy Cunningham _ were once hailed as the greatest NBA team of all time. But as the years moved on, their place in NBA history has receded. The team will be honored at Saturday night's game.(AP Photo/File)

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers may as well have won the NBA championship when they dethroned the Boston Celtics in the east. The delirious Sixers fans stormed the court and swarmed Wilt Chamberlain. One fan even hung on a rim as the players hustled past outstretched arms to the locker room.

  • LeBron James chosen Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year

    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James delivered on a promise and ended decades of Cleveland sports misery in 2016.