Best chance at championship

"I still have to say the Eagles. Top to bottom, they’ve still got a lot of good players, and the draft is coming up soon so they can fill holes."

Dave Gambacorta,
3100 block S. Juniper Street

"I think the Sixers have a better chance than all of them because of Coach Brown, with his knowledge and experience with the game. And he has a good nucleus of players."

Al Payton,
2200 block Watkins Street

"The Sixers as opposed to the Flyers. I’m looking at experience. They’ve got a more experienced coach … and the nucleus of the Sixers is more intact than the nucleus of the Flyers."

Jamin Muhammad,
23rd Street and Oregon Avenue

"Flyers. I think they’re doing pretty good. They’re scoring more goals [than last year]."

Deanna Young,
Broad and Jackson streets

"I’d say the 76ers because of their experience. They seem to be more jelled — it’s not aimed at one player."

Winfred J. Mayo,
2200 block S. 23rd Street

"Since the Eagles fell in January, that ain’t happening. Flyers don’t have a shot, so I have to pick the Phillies. They’re the lesser of four evils."

Mike Piccolo,
2600 block S. 12th Street