Fans of the Philadelphia 76ers still truly love Allen Iverson.
It is good to know that he loves them back just as much.
The 76ers’ Twitter account posted a video of the Hall of Famer talking about his admiration and respect for the city and the people who live in it.
“I became a man in Philadelphia. I was 21 years old when I got there,” Iverson said, before talking about the joy he feels when he signs someone’s autograph.
“As far as an athlete and a fanbase, there’s no other relationship like mine with the people of Philadelphia,” Iverson concluded.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) August 1, 2023
When Iverson first joined the Sixers, it wasn’t quite clear what his future with the team would look like.
He had a lot of expectations after being the number one overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.
Would he live up to them?
After just a few seasons, he was the league’s scoring champion and then an All-Star and so much more.
He led his Sixers into the playoffs six times.
Although they were never able to win a championship, Iverson gave the city someone to root for and a team to believe in.
He would eventually move around the league a bit in his final few years and retired after briefly returning to Philadelphia.
The team has obviously radically transformed since those days but Iverson is still treated as royalty every time he shows up at a Sixers event.
There are numerous jerseys with his name and number worn to each game and the fans still consider him one of the best to ever play basketball.
He clearly still adores the city and respects the people just as much as they respect him.NEXT: James Harden Shares Cryptic Message Amid Trade Request