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Report: Allen Iverson to attend Game 6 in Philly against Boston

May 23, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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Allen Iverson — one of the most beloved Sixers — will be in the building in Philly Saturday night for what should an intense Game 6 against the Boston Celtics.

It’s a game where the Sixers need to play with the fire that Iverson always brought to the court.

Iverson’s attendance was first reported by Tzvi Twersky of SLAM and then the team CEO apparently confirmed the report, according to CSNPhilly.com. There will be a tribute to Iverson at one point.

Philly fans were already going to be fired up after Kevin Garnett called them “fair-weathered.” To which a Philly columnist responded saying that’s better than being racists… ugh. Did Boston have race issues in the past? Yes. Are there racists in Boston now? Yes. There are also racists in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, Peoria, Bakersfield, Springfield (all of them) and every other city in that Johnny Cash song. Sad but true. Boston does not have a corner on the racist market.

Anyway, Philly fans will rain boos down on Garnett, which is what he wants anyway. It fires him up.

But with Iverson there, the fans have something to cheer, also. And the current 76ers have someone to inspire them. If they play with AI’s fire they can force a Game 7.

  1. b7p19 - May 23, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    I love me some AI.

  2. asublimeday - May 23, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Boston fans are notorious for being racist. Michael Wilbon said boston garden is the only venue in America where he had the N-bomb dropped on him.

    • broncobeta - May 23, 2012 at 1:36 PM

      Just wait until Alabama gets their own professional sports team.

      • bozosforall - May 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM

        They already do…they are called the Crimson Tide.

    • thesixersbench - May 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Apparently this author has no sense of history.

  3. steelymcbeam6 - May 23, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    He’s not going to their practice also?

  4. gpatrick15 - May 23, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Unless he’s going to strap on his Questions and drink from the fountain of youth so he can play again, it won’t matter.

  5. gpatrick15 - May 23, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Unless he’s going to lace up his Questions and drink from the fountain of youth so he can play again, it won’t matter.

  6. jucam1 - May 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Why does KG need to talk smack?… He’s a hall of famer and is a complete manic, why start with Philly?…. We can’t agree we both have good fan bases?… It’s sad… Besides, you let this awful sixers team take two and maybe 3 games…. Neither of us a chance in hell against Lebron, so why all the smack talk to a similar city and it’s fan base?

    • bozosforall - May 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

      Because Boston fans are idiots.

  7. mytthor - May 23, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Unless he’s going to slip into his Questions and drink from the fountain of youth so he can play again, it won’t matter.

    • thesixersbench - May 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      It wasn’t clever the first time – we didn’t need a director’s cut.

  8. whodeytn - May 23, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Unless he’s going to slip into his Questions and drink from the fountain of youth so he can play again, it won’t matter.
    ====

    Gold, Jerry… Gold!

  9. gpatrick15 - May 23, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Sory for the double posts! I tried to cancel the first one out so I can use “lace up” rather than “strap on” but it got through anyway. Glad to see you guys get a laugh out of it though

    • eaglesandravens - May 23, 2012 at 3:06 PM

      yeah uhh….judging by the likes and dislikes of your comment, I don’t think a lot of us laughed at it.

  10. seanb20124 - May 23, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Bubbachuk

  11. mungman69 - May 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    What a riot.

  12. justprofit84 - May 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    A.I. basketball needs you

  13. rocketsbb - May 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Game six is on Wednesday …..

  14. illegalblues - May 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Interested in hearing what LeBron thinks about this, Kurt. Can u give me the good word?

  15. lmvs2012 - May 23, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    A.i is playing tonight for the sixers..wahaha

  16. mat9844 - May 23, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    He’s one of a kind; I don’t know whether that good or bad but I lived near Philly when he played and I loved watching him. Under all the hype, he was so talented.

  17. therealtrenches - May 23, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    It’s Saturday? Let’s party!

  18. phillyphan83 - May 24, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    what’s that lmvs2012????

  19. mytthor - May 24, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    Unless he’s going to lace up his Questions and drink from the fountain of youth so he can play again, it won’t matter.

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