Found May 23, 2012 on Sports-Glory:

Former 76ers star Allen Iverson was honored by Philadelphia fans Wednesday night with a standing ovation when he brought out the game ball before Game 6 of the Celtics-Sixers series.

Iverson, 36, spent his first 10-plus seasons in Philadelphia after being drafted first overall in the 1996 draft.

"I mean, the way it is right now, I've accepted the fact that [playing in the NBA] might not happen," he said. "But I still want to play basketball. If I can get an opportunity to where it's going to make me happy at the end of my career, I'll take that opportunity. But I just love to play and I want to have another opportunity to play on the professional level."

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Video: Emotional Allen Iverson Delivers Game Ball, Gives Interivew to Lisa Salters During 76ers-Celtics Game 6

Allen Iverson brought out the game ball for the 76ers-Celtics game Wednesday night and he appeared to almost break down and begin to cry. Lisa Salters found him in the second quarter and Iverson admitted he was emotional.   “I tried to get off the court as quickly as possible,” he said. “I felt my legs shake and my lip quiver.” Iverson continued talking to Salters about...

Allen Iverson has accepted that his NBA career might be over

Allen Iverson made his triumphant return to the Philly basketball scene by attending Game 6 between the Sixers and Celtics as we told you earlier on Wednesday. Iverson made his way onto the court before the game began and unsurprisingly received a warm welcome from the fans. He was also interviewed by Lisa Salters during the second quarter of the game and discussed his hopes to continue...

Allen Iverson’s interview with Lisa Salters

Who would have guessed after Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between Boston and Philly, that the brilliant Allen Iverson would be in attendance for Game 6? That doesn’t matter nearly as much as Allen Iverson appearing at Game 6 to a thunderous Sixers’ crowd and Iverson’s emotions were raw and even better than [...]

Allen Iverson Making A Career Change?

Last night, while watching Allen Iverson return to Philly, I noticed something I’d never noticed before. Allen Iverson is literally a few gold teeth, sunglasses, and a clock necklace away from becoming Flava Flav. And honestly, based on his fleeting success in finding a team that will employ him, I can see the reality show “Can’t spell “Got laid” without A.I.” debuting...

ALLEN IVERSON HONORED IN PHILLY BEFORE START OF GAME 6!!

Allen Iverson hears it from the Philly crowd during start of Sixers-Celtics Game 6 at Wells Fargo Center. Philly’s favorite son ALLEN IVERSON was back in town to deliver the game ball at center court before the start of Game 6 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center Wednesday. AI received a rousing ovation from the Philly faithful as he strode out...

Allen Iverson Still Embodies Philadelphia's Spirit, Despite His Troubled Years Following Sixers Career

PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson is only 36 years old, yet he has already been the subject of an ESPN documentary, a biography and endless controversy. About an hour before tip-off of the Sixers' Game 5 against the Celtics on Wednesday, the video board at the Wells Fargo Center played an extended recap of Iverson's career. To the Sixers' credit, the apparently team-produced...

Reebok to Re-release the Reebok Question Memorial Day Weekend

The shoe that helped catapult Allen Iverson from just an NBA superstar to an Icon is making a return this Holiday weekend at select retailers. Prior to the Philadelphia 76ers conference semi-finals match-up against the Boston Celtics, Iverson (pictured above) presented the game ball in a pair of the Questions before a crowd of nearly 20,000 fans.Thanks to hip hop super-producer...

Allen Iverson presents the game ball for game 6 Celtics vs. 76′ers

  The Philadelphia 76′ers beat the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night to force a game 7 in this second round series. Perhaps the team received a bit of divine inspiration from “The Answer” Allen Iverson. AI presented the game ball for game 6   photo and video via Jose3030

Rip Hamilton: Allen Iverson Is Better Than 75% Of The People In The NBA

Allen Iverson delivered the game ball in Philadelphia for Game 6, and afterwards joined NBA TV’s GameTime via phone.  Rip Hamilton was a guest on the NBA TV panel and spoke extremely highly of AI’s game, saying right now he is “better than 75% of the people in the NBA, so [he] definitely should be back out there on that floor”. Allen Iverson says he “won’t give up...

Iverson Wants To Continue Playing Career

Allen Iverson attended Game 6 of Philadelphia's series against the Celtics and presented the game ball to referee Joey Crawford before tip-off.

A.I.’s Reaction Upon Learning He Would Not Be Playing In Game 6

The other big news, besides the 76ers getting a victory in Game 6, was that Allen Iverson was in the house to provide moral support to his former team. Of course Philly columnists noted that the guy “looked like a shell of his former self.” Seriously, you think? The guy hasn’t played in an NBA game since 2010. Think he’s a shell? Amazing! In MLB news, would the Steinbrenner...

Sixers - Celtics Game Six Top 20 Takeaways

20) Allen Iverson presented the game ball to all of the home team's fair weather fans, wearing #23 to fire up Lou Williams even more19) Rajon Rondo's athleticism is startling, partly in bold relief to the rest of the Boston team18) The longer this series has gone, the more spry Elton Brand has looked17) Thaddeus Young saved a possession off Kenyon Dooling's face, which...

Allen Iverson attending Game 6, provides an interesting juxtaposition to the old, dedicated Celtics

Allen Iverson plans to be in attendance tonight at Game 6 in Philadelphia, according to multiple sources. #celtics #sixersabout 6 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@TTwerskyTzvi TwerskyKevin Garnett called Philadelphia 76ers fans “fair weather,” a Philadelphia columnist responded by calling Boston fans racist, and tonight we have Game 6, which is supposed to be attended...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.