By Mary Cunnignham

Sixers legend Allen Iverson legend, who has been the face of Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 basketball league, did not play yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center.

And this wasn’t practice.

This was a game!

He coached and signed autographs, but he had announced 25 minutes before the night’s opening tipoff via Instagram that he would not be hitting the court himself.

“To all my fans out there, based on advice from my doctor, I will not be playing in the game tonight for the Big3,” Iverson said in the Instagram video posted at 5:35 p.m. ET. “I will be there to coach my team and beat Dr. J’s team, I will be interacting with all my fans, and we’ll have a great time and see some great basketball. I love you fans for supporting me all of the years up to date, and I’ll see you when I get there.”