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Allen Iverson Retirement Ceremony Set For Sixers Season Opener Vs Miami Heat

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It will be a sad day in Philadelphia on October.30, 2013. Allen Iverson, one of the games greatest players and most iconic sports figures of all-time will have his retirement ceremony at the Philadelphia 76ers season opener against none other than the Miami Heat. It will be sold out in Philly and you can expect it to be the hottest crowd of the year for the Sixers, it will be an emotional night for fans and also players like LeBron, D-Wade and Sixers players that grew up idolizing AI.

Report via NBA:

“Sources say that the official announcement is scheduled for Oct. 30, the day after the NBA’s regular season begins, when the 76ers play their home opener against Miami. In addition, sources indicate that the organization may be discussing some kind of post-playing position for Iverson. Though he wouldn’t be expected to have input with the current coaching staff, Iverson could travel with the team on occasional road trips. If Iverson is indeed through playing — he had brief dalliances with teams in Turkey and China the last couple of years while trying to get back into the NBA — it will end one of the greatest careers in league history, one in which Iverson’s image and lifestyle made as many headlines as his on-court play. In 14 NBA seasons, Iverson scored 24,368 points, averaging 26.7 points a game. His point total is 24th on the all-time scoring list.”

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