words // Nick DePaula
With the Philadelphia 76ers set to play in one of their most important playoff games in nearly a decade, one of the most beloved players in franchise history made a guest appearance to lend some support.
On hand to help deliver the official Spalding just prior to tip-off for Game 6 of the Celtics / 76ers series, Allen Iverson brought the crowd to its feet and held off some emotions during his brief time on the court. Dressed as if it was indeed 1996, Bubba Chuck rocked his classic White / Red Reebok Questions, which just so happen to be releasing this Friday of course.
Afterwards, he spoke with ESPN's Lisa Salters and touched on what the Sixer fans and the city of Philadelphia have meant to him through the years. Naturally, Salters also asked about where he stands in his basketball career. "I'm not using that word," Iverson said when asked about retirement and a potential return to the NBA. "I want to play basketball so bad. The way it is right now, I've accepted that that might not happen, but I still want to play basketball."
The most likely scenario for AI at this point is that he takes his talents to China, but if even for just a game, seeing him back in Philly and back in Questions felt so right.