“Allen Iverson is, without question, one of the most iconic players to ever wear the Sixers uniform,” Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil said. “Allen left everything out on the court and no one could ever question his heart – he was relentless, fearless and pound-for-pound, was one of the greatest to ever play the game.”
Iverson, nicknamed “The Answer,” was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft and played his first 10½ seasons with the franchise. He won NBA MVP in 2000-01, when he led Philadelphia to its first NBA Finals appearance since 1983. He went on to finish second in franchise history with 19,931 points and third with 4,385 assists.