When Game 6 between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers tips off tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly, the arena is sure to be rocking. Yes, the fans will show up in droves because, with the Celtics leading the East Conference Semifinals 3-2, it’s potentially the last home game of the season for the Sixers. And, yes, the fans will be extra edgy in response to Kevin Garnett’s “fair-weather” comments. More than that, though, the fans will be in a frenzy because, as multiple sources confirmed with SLAM, Allen Iverson will be in attendance at the game.
In a recent interview with SLAM, AI expressed his love for Philadelphia and his playing days in the city. Though he last took the court for the Sixers in 2010, the Sixers often air an Allen Iverson montage during home games, and fans in attendance are still as likely to be wearing his jersey as they are to be wearing a current team member’s. The Sixers have yet to confirm, but the same sources say he will be honored at some point during the game.