Allen Iverson Returns to Sixers, Sits Down with John Thompson in an Interview

“The Answer”, Allen Iverson is back on the Philadelphia 76ers after a short retirement. He addressed his retirement in a letter to his fans recently when other teams were reluctant to sign him after a short stint with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Iverson started his NBA career as the number one overall pick by the 76ers on the 1996 NBA Draft. He immediately made an impact when he performed his lightning quick basketball skills every NBA game. He also broke some records and eventually won the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award.

He also showed his fearlessness to face his basketball idols on the court like what is shown on this video as Iverson crossed over the great Michael Jordan.

As a Philly Sixer, AI “The Answer”, won an NBA MVP (Most Valuable Player) as well as brought the Sixers team to the 2001 NBA Finals against the LA (Los Angeles) Lakers team led by Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.

The 76ers won the first game but unfortunately, the Lakers took the next four games to be the 2001 NBA Champions.

Among his other achievements are All-Star Game MVP’s and NBA Scoring titles.

On December 2006, the Philadelphia 76ers traded Allen Iverson to the Denver Nuggets where he played for around two seasons. He was then traded by the Nuggets to the Detroit Pistons on November 2008 but eventually the Pistons and AI parted ways at the end of the 2008-2009 season, as Iverson publicly stated that he’d rather retire than come off the bench as Piston’s coach Michael Curry had decided.

For the 2009-2010 season, Iverson signed a one-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. He again expressed his displeasure of being a bench player and after only three games, he left for “personal reasons.” A few days after, the Grizzlies terminated Iverson’s contract by both parties’ “mutual agreement.” AI became a free agent.

As other teams weren’t expressing interest in signing him, he then addressed a statement of his retirement. A few days after, the first NBA team where he played for, the Philadelphia 76ers expressed interest of bringing him back on their side.

Here are exclusive interviews by NBA TV on Allen “The Answer” Iverson with his legendary college coach from Georgetown University, John Thompson entitled, One on One: Allen Iverson.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

The 76ers’ roster is plague with injuries this season and the team’s standing is not doing well as they’re close to the bottom.

Bringing Iverson back benefits both the 76ers organization and Allen Iverson.

For the 76ers, they really needed lift to win games this season and Iverson already proved that before when he brought them to the NBA Finals plus this will boost marketing goods and ticket sales as AI is one of Philly’s icons.

For Iverson, this is his chance to prove to everybody that he can still carry a team with him to the winning state.

Philly fans are his biggest fans and I’m pretty sure he’s very excited to play for them again.

If ever he will retire after a couple more years, this city will be a great stop for him.

As of now, welcome back Allen Iverson! By the way, he will play his first game as a Sixer this season against his former team, Denver Nuggets tonight December 7.

Make sure to watch Allen Iverson’s return as a Sixer live.

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  1. J. Roy Sambles F.R.S. says:

    Thanks for the great post. I really love this tv series. Can’t wait for the next season ! Keep up the awesome work with that 🙂

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