Philadelphia 76ers Primary Logo History

The 76ers have always been closely identified with the logo featuring the number "76" with "13" stars arranged in a circle above the number "7" to represent the original "13" American colonies. The logo portrays the patriotic nature of the United States, prominently featuring the colors red, blue and white, and Philadelphia's reputation as the birthplace of American independence.

 

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Philadelphia 76ers Primary Logo

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Philadelphia 76ers
2015 - Present

The team’s new primary logo is a modern interpretation of the classic Sixers insignia, stylistically redeveloped to include a patriotic blue border with six white stars and “PHILADELPHIA” adorned across the heading. The familiar white basketball has been visually updated with a positional rotation of the seams. The emblematic ring of 13 stars present in the primary, partial and secondary logos continues to represent the original American Colonies.


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Philadelphia 76ers Primary Logo 2010 – 2014

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Philadelphia 76ers
2010 - 2014

The Philadelphia 76ers have officially changed their primary logo and color scheme with a return to the traditional “76ers basketball” logo and the red, white and blue color scheme. The logo features the 1978 logo smaller set in a red background with silver border and a wordmark “PHILADELPHIA” in white on a blue background with a silver border.


Philadelphia 76ers Primary Logo 1998 – 2009

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Philadelphia 76ers
1998 - 2009

A wordmark “76ERS” in gold with a white trim on a black background and a red and silver star to the left. A gold basketball with blue flowing stripes are below.


Philadelphia 76ers Primary Logo 1978 – 1997

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Philadelphia 76ers
1978 - 1997

In 1978, the changed logo for the Sixers featured a smaller version of the last logo “7” in red “6ers” in blue with “13” revolutionary blue stars above “7” on white with blue trim basketball.


Philadelphia 76ers Primary Logo 1964 – 1977

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Philadelphia 76ers
1964 - 1977

The first 76ers logo featured a large “7” in red and a large “6” in blue with “13” revolutionary blue stars above “7.”


Syracuse Nationals Primary Logo 1950 – 1963

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Syracuse Nationals
1950 - 1963

The Nationals final logo is a map of the US in white with blue wordmark “SYRACUSE Nationals” in blue on red and white stripes. Surrounded by several blue stars.


Syracuse Nationals Primary Logo 1947 – 1949

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Syracuse Nationals
1947 - 1949

The original logo is a map of the US in light blue with white wordmark “Nationals” in white on red and white stripes. Surrounded by several blue and red stars.