In the 2000-01 season, the Philadelphia 76ers ended the year as the best team in the Eastern Conference and advanced to their ninth NBA Finals.
They secured the number one seed in the east with a regular season record of 56-26 and overcame tough seven-game series against the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks to take on the Los Angeles Lakers for the Larry O'Brien trophy.
Despite the brilliance of Allen Iverson that helped them secure game one in L.A. - where he scored 48 points - the 76ers eventually lost the series 4-1 to a Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal-inspired Lakers team.
The Sixers were seen as the underdogs in the Finals and they won admiration for their fighting spirit and togetherness that was instilled by Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown.
In Iverson, they also had the league MVP that year and one of the best players in NBA history who was adored by fans across the country.
Here are where the team's starting five and significant bench players are today:
During the Finals, A.I. averaged a series-best 35.6 points to go along with 5.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
His accomplishments in the game speak for itself. He was an MVP, 11-time All-Star, four-time scoring champion and a seven-time All-NBA member and much more. In 2008, ESPN rated him as the fifth-greatest shooting guard of all-time.
Last year he was given the ultimate honour after he was deservedly named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2014, his number three jersey was also retired by the 76ers.
At present, the 41-year-old recently agreed to become a player and coach for the BIG3 - a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league for former players launched by rapper and entertainment mogul Ice Cube. 'The Answer' will treat his fans by lacing it up again this summer and taking to the court.
The defensive stalwart was traded to the Sixers in 2001 from the Atlanta Hawks and played a huge role in helping the team reach the Finals. He was named Defensive Player of the Year in arguably his best season in the NBA.
Matched up against Shaq, Mutombo averaged 16.8 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks and perfectly complemented Iverson's game.
In total, the shot blocker played for six teams during his stellar 18-year career in the league. He was an eight-time All-Star, a member of the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams on multiple occasions and was enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 2015. He's also had his number 55 jersey retired by both the Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks.
Since retiring in 2009, the 50-year-old has been a global ambassador for the NBA. Under this role, he regularly works with league officials to grow and celebrate the game through numerous international NBA events including Basketball without Borders.
After being named as the Sixth Man of the Year in the 2000-01 campaign, McKie played an important role in the team's run to the Finals, serving as a backup to Iverson and Eric Snow.
However, in the series against the Lakers, he was inserted as the starting point guard and he rarely disappointed. He started all five games and played almost 42 minutes a night averaging eight points, 5.4 rebounds and a series-high six assists.
Iverson once said in an interview that Aaron McKie was his most influential teammate. He is currently an assistant men's basketball coach at Temple University where he played his college hoops.
As a pass-first, defensive-minded point guard, Snow became a key piece of the 76ers teams under coach Brown, due largely to his ability to guard the opposing team's shooting guards, which made him an ideal complement to his diminutive but high-scoring backcourt partner, Iverson.
Despite missing 32 games in the regular season that year, Snow still played an important part in helping Philly secure the best record in the east and a place in the Finals. He was replaced in the starting line up by McKie but he was still the third leading scorer for the team after Iverson and Mutombo putting up 12.6 points as well as 4.4 rebounds and six assists.
During the following season, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant stated that nobody in the league defended him better than Snow. The 43-year-old is now an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University.
Hill was the starting power forward for the 76ers in the Finals playing in the frontcourt with Mutombo. He was known for his rugged style of play and his relentless defensive and rebounding prowess.
Against the Lakers, he posted 6.6 points and 6.6 rebounds over the five games.
From 2008-12, he was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks and has focused on multiple business ventures since.
Despite playing limited minutes in the regular season and much of the playoffs, Bell played in all five games in the Finals coming off the bench. This was thanks to a starring role in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals where he scored 10 points in the second quarter and rallied the Sixers from an early deficit against the Bucks to easily win the game.
In the Finals, he put up just 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds but he led the series in steals with two per game.
Bell represented six teams over the course of his 12-year NBA career and was named to two All-Defensive Teams during that time. After retiring in 2014, the former shooting guard was hired by the Cleveland Cavaliers as Director of Player Administration but he left the post in 2015. He currently does media work for both Turner Sports and CBS.News Now - Sport News