Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Inside the Sixers:

Twin Towers

Here's a list of the NBA's notable towering front lines.

Tim Duncan (6-foot-11) and David Robinson (7-1) As teammates, the two led the San Antonio Spurs to NBA titles in 1999 and 2003. Duncan went on to win two more crowns (2005 and 2007) after Robinson retired following the 2002-03 season. Robinson was inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Duncan is considered a future Hall of Famer.

Hakeem Olajuwan (7-0) and Ralph Sampson (7-4)

Sampson, then Olajuwan were drafted first overall by the Houston Rockets in 1983 and 1984. As teammates, the Hall of Famers advanced to the 1986 NBA Finals. Sampson, who battled knee injuries, was traded to the Golden State Warriors during the 1986-87 season. Olajuwan went on to lead the Rockets to back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995.

Andrew Bynum (7-0) and Pau Gasol (7-0)

Bynum and Gasol were Los Angeles Lakers teammates from 2008 to 2012. They helped the Lakers win consecutive NBA crowns in 2009 and 2010. Bynum was traded to the Sixers as part of a four-team deal in August 2012 and never played for the franchise. He played in 26 games combined this season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. Gasol remains with the Lakers.

- Keith Pompey

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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