Allen Iverson To Be Honored By Philadelphia 76ers With Sculpture At Training Complex

Allen Iverson To Be Honored By Philadelphia 76ers With Sculpture At Training Complex

Allen Iverson is getting some more recognition for his contributions to the NBA and the Philadelphia 76ers in particular when the team unveils a sculpture of his likeness in Philadelphia.

The 76ers have announced on the 10th anniversary of Iverson’s number three jersey being retired by the organization, they will be adding another recognition for the NBA Hall of Famer. Next month on April 12, the team will host a sculpture unveiling ceremony at Penn Medicine Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex.

The latest celebration for “The Answer” (Which was his nickname while playing in the NBA) adds to the accolades that have been bestowed on Iverson. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

“Allen Iverson is one of the greatest 76ers to ever live and one of the most iconic players in the history of the NBA, and we’re thrilled to honor his accomplishments with a well-deserved sculpture on Legends Walk,” Josh Harris and David Blitzer (Founders of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment/Managing Partners of the 76ers) said in a written statement. “Paying homage to the legends who paved the way for our franchise is not only the right thing to do; it’s an incredible source of inspiration for current and future generations of 76ers players and staff who enter our Training Complex every day, as well as kids in the city of Philadelphia and at large. We look forward to celebrating Allen’s legacy on April 12.”

The sculpture of Iverson will be placed next to several other 76ers legends.  Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain, Maurice Cheeks, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Hal Greer, Bobby Jones, Moses Malone, and Dolph Schayes have sculptures along the 76ers Legends Walk at the Penn Medicine Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex.

The 2001 NBA MVP took the 76ers to an NBA Finals in the same year he took home the MVP award. During his career with the franchise, he averaged 27.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 2.3 steals in 41.4 minutes per game. He is currently Vice President of Reebok basketball.

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