Sources: Allen Iverson will officially announce his NBA retirement at the Sixers' Home opener vs Miami on Oct 30
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) October 17, 2013
This might be the 76ers’ only sellout of the year. Home opener + AI’s tearful retirement + the World Champs + LeBron + Greg Oden’s Kevin Ware Moment + probably losing by 30 and starting Tankadelphia off on the right foot = sellout. Hopefully Allen is clear-eyed and sober for his moment as he will surely get the cheers and appreciation he deserves. Is ownership using Allen as their puppet to trick casual fans into watching a game featuring Kwame Brown and a 300lb Jason Richardson? Sure. But as long as AI’s getting paid and recognized and we get to watch the best basketball player on the planet shit on our team and increase our chances at Andrew Wiggins…there’s nothing wrong with it.
We might have to organize a trip. The greatest player under 6 feet to ever touch a basketball is retiring.