Sixers honor Iverson in jersey retirement ceremony


Posted at Mar 02 2014 04:54 PM | Updated as of Mar 03 2014 12:54 AM

In the NBA, Allen Iverson gets his number retired in Philadelphia, joining the likes of 76ers greats Julius Erving and Wilt Chamberlain.

The ceremony was led by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during the halftime of the game between the Sixers and the Washington Wizards this morning.

Philadelphia’s home court displayed several of Iverson’s memorabilia in honor of one of the league’s most phenomenal players.

“The Answer” played for Philadelphia from 1996 to 2006 and was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2001, the same year he led the Sixers to the Finals.

Iverson’s other accomplishments include being a four-time scoring champion, a two-time All-Star Game MVP, and a three-time steals leader.

He last played in the NBA in 2010 when he returned to the Sixers after stints with three other teams.

He officially announced his retirement last October. -- Report from ANC.