In truth the Sixers didn't draft Brooks because they had no place to play him, not with a front line of CJ, Dawkins and Erving evoking memories of the great Philly team that had Luke Jackson, Wilt Chamberlain and Chet Walker. A kid named Billy Cunningham came off the bench that season. That was the 1966-67 season, the last in which the 76ers won a championship.
Since then there have been a lot of excuses and sidestepped confrontations. Now the 76ers have stopped running—both away and off at the mouth.