Philadelphia Sixers to Retire Allen Iverson’s Jersey

by November 27, 2013

Last month, Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA. The Sixers announced today that they will retire his iconic #3 jersey during a special halftime ceremony on March 1, 2014. From the press release: “Iverson is one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history despite his small stature (6’0 and 165 lbs). He led the 76ers to their first Finals appearance since 1983 and played in front of thunderous cheers and sold out crowds. Known as ‘The Answer,’ he is one of the greatest finishers in the game. He leaves a lasting legacy forever in the hearts of Philadelphia fans. With boundless talent, he was always exciting to watch and had a flashy style that endeared him to fans all over the world. ‘Allen Iverson is, without question, one of the most iconic players to ever wear the Sixers uniform,’ said Philadelphia 76ers Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Neil. ‘Allen left everything out on the court and no one could ever question his heart – he was relentless, fearless and pound-for-pound, was one of the greatest to ever play the game.’ […] Iverson will join Julius Erving (6), Maurice Cheeks (10), Wilt Chamberlain (13), Hal Greer (15), Bobby Jones (24), Billy Cunningham (32) and Charles Barkley (34) as players with their numbers retired, along with legendary public address announcer Dave Zinkoff (microphone).”