Allen Iverson to appear in NBA Café in Manila Philippines


iverson-vs-francisRetired NBA All-Star Allen Iverson will appear at the  NBA Café in Manila Philippines, which will be offering the ultimate dining and entertainment experience to it’s customers during a meet-and-greet with former NBA star.

Iverson is scheduled to appear at the  NBA Café on November 4. Iverson’s appearance at NBA Café in Manila is one of many stops he’ll make in the country during his upcoming visitm, according to Athlete Promotions.

“We want to offer our avid patrons a unique dining experience by offering them different packages for a chance to dine with and meet their basketball idols,” said NBA Café Manila general manager Nian Liwang-Rigor. “Slots are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis so I urge everyone to call us now to make reservations.”

In July 2014, Iverson’s sports agent in Asia, Sheryl Reyes told Rappler that Iverson will be coming to Philippines.

“It’s what he wants and he has a couple of schedules right now for basketball clinics. He’s doing clinics for kids,” said Reyes, who added “that’s already the direction he’s (Iverson) going to so we want to support him.”

Though the twilight of his career did not end gracefully, Iverson still has many fans around the world who remember what he accomplished, the Philippines included.

Iverson was supposed to come to Manila some time ago to help out the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, Reyes said. However, his trip was cancelled because of his jersey retirement ceremony during a 76ers game on March 1, 2014.

Reyes also said at the time that Steve Francis, another former NBA star may accompany Iverson on his Philippines trip.

Reyes expressed hope that Iverson, upon arrival, could spend some time with Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippines’ men’s national basketball team, even with potential conflict in schedules.

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.

He scored a total of 24,368 career points. He was the winner of both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year honors. He is an 11-time All-Star, and 4-time NBA scoring champion.

Iverson took his team all the way to the NBA Finals in 2001 but lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. Despite never winning a championship, Iverson was rated the fifth greatest NBA shooting guard of all time by ESPN in 2008.


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