Former Sixer Allen Iverson will return to Wells Fargo Center tonight as the Sixers take on the Charlotte Bobcats. All fans in attendance will receive an bobble head of Iverson, and the former guard will be introduced prior to the game.
“I’m excited to be there for my bobblehead night, see the team and hear the roar of the fans I love,” Iverson told reporters, “It’s always good to come back to Philadelphia.”
There were rumors earlier in the season that Iverson was trying to make a comeback to the NBA. Donnie Nelson actually offered him a contract to play for the Dallas Mavericks‘ D-League affiliate. Of course, Iverson refused to take that route, and wanted to make the jump directly back into the association. Then, after Rajon Rondo went down, the Boston Celtics were viewed as a possible suitor for the services of the future Hall of Famer. After they signed Terrence Williams for the remainder of the season, that talk died down as well.
However, Iverson already made one return to the Sixers in his career, after stints with the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons. Philadelphia has always loved the scoring guard, for good reasons. One of the greatest to ever put on a Sixers’ uniform, he will forever live in fans’ hearts. With the way the Sixers’ season has gone, don’t be surprised to here Iverson’s name tossed around in possible comeback talk. It will not happen and is completely just fans still living in the past, but expect it to be mentioned a few times.