The SPHAs Basketball Team
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 57.530 W 075° 09.739
18S E 486136 N 4423200
Quick Description: The South Philadelphia Hebrew Association was a dominant professional team from 1918 to 1959, winning 12 league championships.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2020 10:43:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM12F1F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
The SPHAs Basketball Team-The South Philadelphia Hebrew Association was a dominant professional team from 1918 to 1959, winning 12 league championships. During its heyday in the 1930s, the team was all Jewish. Owner/coach Eddie Gottlieb was a seminal figure in the establishment of the NBA. Instrumental in the growth of pro basketball in its formative years, in later years the team toured with the Harlem Globetrotters. Home games were played here at the former Broadwood Hotel.
Marker Name: The SPHAs Basketball Team

County: Philadelphia

Date Dedicated: 4/14/2013

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Broad & Wood Sts., Philadelphia

Category: Basketball, Ethnic & Immigration, Sports & Recreation

Website: Not listed

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