You would not be going out on a limb if you proclaimed the 76ers honoring Allen Iverson by raising his number to the rafters the highlight of the Sixers season, because it was. In acceptance of his honor, The Answer was supremely gracious to the Philadelphia fans who accepted him from day one.
“You have to show me the fool that says dreams don’t come true,” Iverson said. “Because they do. I love you, Philadelphia. I love y’all for accepting me and letting me be me. Letting me make my mistakes, letting me be human, let me learn from them. Just embracing me and making this my home forever.”
In addition to having his number retired, Iverson also received a fishing boat and championship belt.