During his 13-year career, Hall of Famer Allen Iverson played for four different teams the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detriot Pistons, and the Memphis Grizzles.
However, the 2000-01 MVP made his mark in the NBA in the city of Brotherly Love. In 2006, the Sixers traded him to the Denver Nuggets. The Sixers would later bring Iverson back after stops in Detriot and Memphis before retiring his jersey in 2014.
Despite his years of service to the city of Philadelphia, he doesn’t have a role with the organization even though he would like to be.
In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, The man known only as ‘The Answer’ revealed that he was not a part of the Sixers organization.
“I’m a Sixer for life,” Iverson said. “I got Sixer blood pumping through me. Everybody knows that I want to help that organization. I been retired, what, 11 years? I don’t know how I’m not a part of that staff in some kind of way.
“Even if it’s [as a consultant], I will be the happiest in the world and the money thing ain’t got nothing to do with it. It’s just me being me and me being a Sixer and wanting to help. I don’t know why nothing has been put in place for me. I still love y’all. Don’t get it twisted. It’s all love and it ain’t never going nowhere. But it’s just something I don’t understand.”
After the release of the interview, It raised the question how can someone of Iverson’s caliber not be a part of an organization that he led the team to their last finals appearance and why there aren’t more NBA veterans in front office positions in comparison to analytical minded individuals.
On Friday afternoon, Jamal Crawford was on Twitter Spaces in the Hoopspaces and gave his support to Iverson.
“A guy like Allen Iverson, who is a hero in my eyes on many occasions. If he wants to work for the Sixers, I don’t care if they don’t have a job, you have to create one for Allen Iverson.”
The Sixers begin the 2021-22 season on the road against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 20th.