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March 5, 2014 Updates

Allen Iverson had a memorable career for many things on the court, but perhaps nothing defined his career off the court more than his rant about practice in 2002. 12 years later, he brought it back for a perfect performance in a Reebok commercial that premiered earlier this week. In the spot, Shaq and Shawn Kemp are in a barber shop talking about pants of the past and present when Iverson spins around in a chair. “Pants?” he asks, with the same incredulousness that he said “Practice?” in his original rant. “We talking about pants? Not the game but pants? How silly is that. Old man, take this cape off, I’m out of here. We talking about pants?” For The Win

March 4, 2014 Updates

Who was the toughest player for you to guard during your career? DA: There was a couple. When I played it was tough. I was a tough guard but think about it, you had these shooting guards: Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Mitch Richmond, Latrell Sprewell, Allan Houston, Steve Smith, JR Rider... Just naming those guys, you knew you had a tough night every night and if you watched on TV you said 'Man, this is a great game!' Now you can't name me five apart from Kobe [Bryant], [James] Harden and maybe Joe Johnson... It was fun back then. Mario Elie, Allen Iverson was a two-guard back then... There was a bunch of talent. Now? There's nothing. HoopsHype

March 2, 2014 Updates

He came back to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night for a ceremony to retire his Sixers uniform No. 3, for a night thick with nostalgia, much of it genuine, much of it carefully crafted and cherry-picked. Time has a way of distilling our memories, of purifying them so that nothing but the positive remains and all wrongs are forgiven. So the darker aspects of Iverson's life and career, of the talent he had wasted through his hard living and oft-selfish behavior, would be kept off to the side. What remained, what was recalled and celebrated, was Iverson at his best: a remarkable threshold for physical pain; an intangible and indestructible bond with those who loved to watch him play; a talent for basketball that, given his spindly, 6-foot, 165-pound body, surpassed any in the sport's history. "I love you, Philadelphia," Iverson said during the ceremony, held at halftime of the Sixers' 122-103 loss to the Washington Wizards. "I love y'all for accepting me and letting me be me, letting me make my mistakes, letting me learn from them, and letting me make this my home forever." Philadelphia Inquirer

Iverson's final message to the fans was to the point. "I love you all, and now it's time to party," he said. The roars were deafening, and it's something that Iverson cherished. While meeting reporters afterward, he talked about the conflicting feelings he had over the roar of the crowd. "It is basically bittersweet," the 38-year-old Iverson said. "It feels good, but some part of my heart hurts because I realize and understand it is over." Philadelphia Inquirer

Tom Moore: Iverson: 'I don't want to be that guy on camera criticizing others. I thought the media hated me, but they were just feeding their family.' Twitter @tmoore76ers

LeBron James: Pound for pound!! Congrats homie. What a pleasure to complete against u and also become a friend in… instagram.com/p/lBrcVAiTLZ/ Twitter @KingJames

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