Inside the Sixers:
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)
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