Allen Iverson’s Number Retired In Philadelphia [VIDEO]
March 1st, 2014 marked a very special event in Philadelphia 76ers history. It was the night Allen Iverson's number was retired, amidst a sold out crowd in the Wells Fargo Center as the 76ers defended their home court against the Washington Wizards.
Iverson, often called A.I. or simply, The Answer, had an illustrious career. The often troubled superstar was the first round draft pick, NBA Rookie of the Year, an 11-time NBA All-Star, 2-time NBA All-Star MVP, 2-time NBA MVP and lead Philly to the 2001 NBA Finals. His playoff career scoring average of 29.7 points per game is second only to the legendary Michael Jordan.
It was a heartfelt moment as Iverson addressed the crowd stating that the 76ers had the best fans in basketball and he's proud to forever call Philly his home. No matter what you may think of his off the court antics, the one thing that everyone can agree was his greatness at the game. Number 3 will never be worn again by a 76ers player as his jersey now hangs with other greats such as Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain and Julius "Dr. J" Erving.