The Philadelphia 76ers tip-off their 50th season tonight at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:00pm versus the Denver Nuggets. Tonight's game also marks the first regular season for former Sixer Andre Iguodala as a Nugget. Coincidentally, Iggy's first game is against the team that drafted him, the Philadelphia 76ers.
Iguodala was always viewed harshly in Philadelphia. Fans and the organization looked to him to be the star player on the team, but Andre's play style wasn't meant for that. The fans always got on Iguodala which led to his comments a week ago saying how hard it is to play in Philadelphia.
The Sixers organization will honor Iguodala with a short video some time during the first quarter. The video will be based around this, according to Adam Aron:
Through thick and thin, Andre Iguodala posted a letter to Philadelphia on his website, here is what the former Sixer had to say to us:
I would like to take the time to thank you and all your devoted sports fans for the passion, loyalty and spirit that you gave to me during my eight seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Thanks as well to the 76ers organization, who gave me the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA and provided me with a great front office of dedicated people to work with. I would also like to thank all the coaches, trainers and teammates that I was blessed to compete along side and build lasting relationships with here.
Tonight I begin a new chapter in my career but I will always share my accomplishments with the city and the organization and I thank you both for all that you have done for me.