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Sixers to retire Iverson's jersey number

ORLANDO - The 76ers will officially retire Allen Iverson’s number 3 jersey in a halftime ceremony against the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center on March 1.

Sixers to retire Iverson's jersey number

Former Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson. (AP file photo)
Former Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson. (AP file photo)

ORLANDO - The 76ers will officially retire Allen Iverson’s number 3 jersey in a halftime ceremony against the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center on March 1.

The undersized guard officially retired on Oct. 30, the day of the Sixers’ season-opener against the Miami Heat.

“Allen Iverson is, without question, one of the most iconic players to ever wear the Sixers uniform,” chief executive officer Scott O’Neil said in a press release. “Allen left everything out on the court and no one could ever question his heart – he was relentless, fearless and pound-for-pound, was one of the greatest to ever play the game.”

Iverson played with the Sixerss from 1996 to 2006 and during the 2009-10 season. He also had stints with the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies during his NBA career. Iverson briefly played for Besiktas Milangaz of the Turkish Basketball League during the 2010-11 season. He was an 11-time NBA all-star.

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Iverson averaged 26.7 points, 6.2 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals during his NBA career.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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