HoopsHype Allen Iverson rumors

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

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Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce surpassed former Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson for 19th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list early in the second quarter of Saturday night’s 89-82 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center. Pierce, who finished with 17 points, entered the game two points behind Iverson (24,368). Pierce now has 24,383 career points. Next up on the list? New York Knicks great Patrick Ewing (24,815). “It’s just a tribute to my longevity,” Pierce said. “Just being able to stay healthy and continuing to work on my craft, and playing with a lot of good teammates over the years.” ESPN.com

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