"I love ya'll for believing in me, and for caring about me as a man. I love Philly to death. Best place in the world," Iverson said during his halftime speech in which he thanked the fans, teammates, legends, friends and the 76er organization.
Iverson is the eighth player to have his jersey retired by the Sixers joining Charles Barkley (34), Wilt Chamberlain (13), Maurice Cheeks (10), Billy Cunningham (32), Julius Erving (6), Hal Greer (15) and Bobby Jones (24).
”Allen was a special player,” Commissioner Adam Silver said. ”The great things he did for the league far outweigh the occasional headache. I always thought even at the time of Allen Iverson's prominence in the league, he was representative of his generation.”
Take a look at the tribute video below and this historic ceremony in NBA History.