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Andrew Toney (born November 23, 1957 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers from 1980-1988. He was dubbed "The Boston Strangler" by Boston sportswriters during the 76ers' and Boston Celtics' rivalry in the early 1980s because of his ability to single-handedly dominate games against the Celtics including Game 7 of the 1982 Eastern Conference Finals by scoring 34 points in a game.

Toney was a prolific scorer, particularly against the elite teams of the time such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Celtics. It wasn't uncommon for him to put up thirty or more points single handedly against such teams.

Toney was drafted by the Sixers out of Southwestern Louisiana (now Louisiana-Lafayette) with the eighth pick of the 1980 NBA Draft.

He was named to two All-Star teams, in 1982 and 1983, and averaged 15.9 points per game for his career.

Toney was an integral part of the 1982-1983 76er's championship "Fo' fo' fo'" team, considered by many to be one of the greatest teams ever, and will long be remembered as a fan favorite along with such players as the great Dr. J., Moses Malone, Bobby Jones, Maurice Cheeks, etc..

Toney's son Channing currently plays NCAA basketball at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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