Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson was present at the Eastern Conference semifinals series, the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics which was held at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night (May 23).
The former NBA star got a standing ovation and a rousing applause from the crowd when he walked onto the court to deliver the game ball to NBA referee Joey Crawford before the game kickoff. The 36-year-old was sporting a replica jersey at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, bearing the name and number of Sixers guard Lou Williams, who wasn’t yet in high school when Iverson earned NBA MVP honors for his dominance during the 2000-01 season.
The 11-time All-Star and four-time champion who was the 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year and helped guide the Sixers to the 2001 NBA Finals. Iverson didn’t want to leave the court, it seem to bring back memories and made the player want to get back in the game.
I’m not using that word [retirement] … I wanna play basketball so bad. The way it is right now, I’ve accepted the fact [the NBA] may not happen, but I still want to play basketball. If I can get an opportunity to where it’s gonna 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.
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