1982–83 NBA season

Infobox sports season
title =1982–83 NBA season
league =National Basketball Association
sport =Basketball
TV =CBS, ESPN
season =Regular season
season_champ =Philadelphia 76ers
MVP =flagicon|USA Moses Malone (Philadelphia)
MVP_link =NBA MVP
top_scorer =flagicon|USA Alex English (Denver)
playoffs =Playoffs
playoffs_link =1983 NBA Playoffs
conf1 =Eastern
conf1_link =Eastern Conference (NBA)
conf1_champ =Philadelphia 76ers
conf1_runner-up =Milwaukee Bucks
conf2 =Western
conf2_link =Western Conference (NBA)
conf2_champ =Los Angeles Lakers
conf2_runner-up =San Antonio Spurs
finals =Finals
finals_link =1983 NBA Finals
finals_champ =Philadelphia 76ers
finals_runner-up =Los Angeles Lakers
finals_MVP =flagicon|USA Moses Malone (Philadelphia)
finals_MVP_link =NBA Finals MVP
seasonslist =List of NBA seasons
seasonslistnames =NBA
prevseason_link =1981–82 NBA season
prevseason_year =1981–82
nextseason_link =1983–84 NBA season
nextseason_year =1983–84
The 1982–83 NBA season was the 37th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Philadelphia 76ers winning the NBA Championship, sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences

*The 1983 NBA All-Star Game was played at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California, with the East defeating the West 132-123. Julius Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers wins the game's MVP award. It was at this game that R&B legend Marvin Gaye performed his famous rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.
*This season marks the final season for Larry O'Brien as commissioner of the NBA. In honor of his long tenure, the NBA would rename its Championship trophy after him.
*The USA Network extended their cable deal with the NBA for another two years, and ESPN shared broadcast rights with them.
*The 76ers post a 12-1 record in the playoffs, a record for highest winning percentage in the postseason (since broken by the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers)

Final standings

Eastern Conference

C - NBA Champions

1982-83 NBA statistics leaders

NBA awards

*Most Valuable Player: Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers
*Rookie of the Year: Terry Cummings, San Diego Clippers
*Defensive Player of the Year: Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks
*Sixth Man of the Year: Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
*Coach of the Year: Don Nelson, Milwaukee Bucks
*All-NBA First Team:
**Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
**Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks
**Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers
**Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers
**Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
*All-NBA Rookie Team:

**James Worthy, Los Angeles Lakers
**Quintin Dailey, Chicago Bulls
**Terry Cummings, San Diego Clippers
**Clark Kellogg, Indiana Pacers
**Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta Hawks
*NBA All-Defensive First Team:
**Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
**Dan Roundfield, Atlanta Hawks
**Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers
**Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks
**Dennis Johnson, Phoenix Suns (tie)
**Maurice Cheeks, Philadelphia 76ers (tie)
*NBA All-Defensive Second Team:
**Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
**Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
**Wayne Rollins, Atlanta Hawks
**Michael Cooper, Los Angeles Lakers
**T. R. Dunn, Denver Nuggets

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