Aug 16 2012 3:58PM

The Liberty Bigs


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Andrew Bynum grew up in the shadows of great Laker centers George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal and Pau Gasol, to name a few.

And now that the 24-year-old all-star is in Philadelphia, it's more of the same with names like Moses, Wilt and Red living on strong in the hearts of Philly fans forever.

With that in mind, we thought we'd post the season statistics--sorted by win shares--of all the Philadelphia 76ers' all-star centers and how they matched up with Bynum in his All-Star center season as a Laker.

PLAYER, TEAM ... WIN SHARES, PER, GAMES, MPG, PPG, RPG, APG, BPG

Wilt Chamberlain, 1966-67 76ers ... 21.9 WS, 26.5 PER, 81 G, 45.5 MPG, 24.1 PPG, 24.2 RPG, 7.8 APG

Wilt Chamberlain, 1965-66 76ers ... 21.4 WS, 28.3 PER, 79 G, 47.3 MPG, 33.5 PPG, 24.6 RPG, 5.2 APG

Wilt Chamberlain, 1967-68 76ers ... 20.4 WS, 24.7 PER, 82 G, 46.8 MPG, 24.3 PPG, 23.8 RPG, 8.6 APG

Moses Malone, 1982-83 76ers ... 15.1 WS, 25.1 PER, 78 G, 37.5 MPG, 24.5 PPG, 15.3 RPG, 1.3 APG, 2.0 BPG

Moses Malone, 1984-85 76ers ... 11.9 WS, 22.5 PER, 79 G, 37.4 MPG, 24.6 PPG, 13.1 RPG, 1.6 APG, 1.6 BPG

Dikembe Mutombo, 2001-02 76ers ... 9.6 WS, 16.0 PER, 80 G, 36.3 MPG, 11.5 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 1.0 APG, 2.4 BPG

Moses Malone, 1983-84 76ers ... 9.5 WS, 21.8 PER, 71 G, 36.8 MPG, 22.7 PPG, 13.4 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.5 BPG

Moses Malone, 1985-86 76ers ... 8.9 WS, 20.6 PER, 74 G, 36.6 MPG, 23.8 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.0 BPG

Red Kerr, 1958-59 Nationals* ... 8.7 WS, 19.4 PER, 72 G, 37.1 MPG, 17.8 PPG, 14.0 RPG, 2.0 APG

ANDREW BYNUM, 2011-12 LAKERS ... 8.0 WS, 22.9 PER, 60 G, 35.2 MPG, 18.7 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.9 BPG

Red Rocha, 1951-52 Nationals* ... 7.8 WS, 15.1 PER, 66 G, 38.5 MPG, 12.9 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.9 APG

Red Kerr, 1962-63 Nationals* ... 7.7 WS, 18.6 PER, 80 G, 32.0 MPG, 15.7 PPG, 13.0 RPG, 2.7 APG

Theo Ratliff, 2000-01 76ers ... 5.2 WS, 16.3 PER, 50 G, 36.0 MPG, 12.4 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.2 APG, 3.7 BPG

Red Kerr, 1955-56 Nationals* ... 4.6 WS, 15.7 PER, 72 G, 29.4 MPG, 13.3 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.2 APG

KEY: * denotes 76ers' franchise formerly known as Syracuse Nationals; WS: win shares; PER: player efficiency rating; G: games; MPG: minutes per game; PPG: points per game; RPG: rebounds per game; APG: assists per game; BPG: blocks per game.

SOURCE: Basketball-Reference