During their time in Syracuse, the Nationals had some successful seasons and were known for their strong defensive play and tough competition. They made it to the NBA Finals multiple times but were unable to secure a championship title during their years in Syracuse.
In 1963, the franchise faced financial difficulties and was sold to a group of investors from Philadelphia. The team was then relocated to Philadelphia, where they became the Philadelphia 76ers. The move was aimed at finding a larger market and increasing the team's revenue potential.
Although the Syracuse Nationals are no longer around, their time in the NBA was marked by competitive play and the development of some talented players. Their legacy lives on in the history of the NBA, and their relocation to Philadelphia allowed them to find greater success and eventually win an NBA championship in 1967.