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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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Carter-Williams will never score with the frequency Iverson did over an entire career, nor become the unique cultural icon, but he’s already shown Philadelphia flashes of the level of talent that made A.I. a legend there and the mental makeup to go with it. Now, he’s hearing about it, too. “I’m hearing the comparisons, and it’s an honor,” Carter-Williams told RealGM. “Allen Iverson was great, one of the best of all time. What he did for the city of Philadelphia is amazing.” RealGM

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The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that they will officially retire Allen Iverson’s number “3” in a special halftime ceremony on Saturday, March 1, 2014 when the Sixers host the Washington Wizards. 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. NBA.com

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An NBA locker room, like any other sport, has its cliques, especially among European players. And alpha-dogs bark big. For a while there, the Nuggets had the Mount Rushmore of NBA egos in the same room — Allen Iverson, Kenyon Martin, J.R. Smith and Anthony. One time, Smith had Martin's car filled with buttered popcorn, and Martin came storming into the locker room, screaming expletives and threatening violence. Denver Post

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Last week, the likes of Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Billy Cunningham, Doug Collins, Bobby Jones, Pat Croce, Wali Jones and others converged in a back room of the Wells Fargo Center to pay tribute to Jeff Millman, a 50-year employee of the organization whose jobs varied from ballboy to equipment manager, but whose undeniable fingerprints on the club couldn't be given a title. The locker room was dedicated to him before the season opener against the Miami Heat, and he was introduced to the near sellout crowd in the first quarter, surrounded by the basketball royalty mentioned above. Millman was battling cancer, and all of those famous athletes whose lives he touched wanted to honor him. And, really, say goodbye. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Two weeks ago, Larry Brown told his Southern Methodist players they'd have a guest addressing them in the locker room before practice. "One of my kids, Keith Frazier, the McDonald's all-American, he broke down when I told him Allen was coming," Brown said. Philadelphia Inquirer

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