Allen Iverson’s jersey retirement for the 76ers was not only emotional for fans but the NBA community as well. Iverson has been stapled as one of the mavericks in the NBA and one of the best players to never win a ring, some fans even feel like he still deserves to be on a roster. When the 76ers retired his jersey this past weekend, players tweeted and even used instagram to show their appreciation for “The Answer”:
“Time has wings my brotha. Your game pushed my then 21 year old self to play beyond my years. Your impact on the game will be felt for generations. #salute #respect #96 #AI,” Bryant wrote.
From Lebron James:
Pound for pound!! Congrats homie. What a pleasure to complete against u and also become a friend in the process. U the reason why I got tattoos, wore a headband and arm sleeve. Thanks for everything!!#AITheGoat #BubbaChuck #HOFNext