Iverson praises Westbrook, wants to stay close with Sixers

iverson-westbrookRetired NBA star Allen Iverson has stayed somewhat close with his former Philadelphia Sixers team, and has recently revealed that he would want to help, if there’s a need.

“I have a relationship with these fans like no other. So if there’s anything I can do to help, I am here,” Iverson said on the Comcast SportsNet broadcast, during the Sixers game against the Pistons.

Iverson, spent 14 seasons in the NBA, playing in 914 NBA games (901 started), and holds career average of 26.7 points per game, and 6.2 assists per game, with 41.1 minutes per game. Iverson played 11 All-Star games, and is a 4-time NBA scoring champion. He spent his NBA career with Philadelphia Sixers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies.

When asked if he would want to stay around the game, maybe even in the front office of the Sixers, Iverson said “definitely”.

“I was talking to the guys the other day, and I am ready to be there,” he said. “Even if they won’t go with my decision, maybe just to have an opinion, and putting out what I think.”

Iverson also admitted the he just might be Russell Westbrook’s biggest fan.

The Sixers great was asked what he sees in the players he likes, and he responded by referencing Oklahoma City Thunder star guard Russell Westbrook.

“The fight,” Iverson said. “The fight in the guy. I’m the biggest Westbrook fan, I think, there is. You know what I mean? Because he reminds me so much of myself as far as his heart and laying it on the line night in and night out. Just a guy that’s going to bring it every single night.”

Meanwhile, Westbrook himself was recently asked about Iverson’s praise.

“It is a definitely a honor. Iverson did a lot of great things in the league and a lot of great things for the city of Philadelphia,” Westbrook said, adding that his favorite player growing up was LA Lakers legend Magic Johnson.

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