Sixers are awful, but Iverson asks fans to be patient

allen iverson with ballThe Philadelphia 76ers team have come a long way since the days of Allen Iverson leading the way. Today, the team is considered to be one of the worst in the NBA.

But none other than Iverson himself has hopes for the team.

“Philadelphia, real fans, you got to be patient, and understand how young these guys are, and know that the potential is there. The talent is there,” he said, reported.

Iverson, who called himself “Sixer for life” before retiring from the NBA, believes that the team’s current roster is still young and needs time to shape up.

“They’re just young. We got to give them a chance. Allen Iverson isn’t walking through the door tomorrow, the next day, or whatever. We’ve got guys to recognize and understand they’re young, they’re talented and there’s a future for these guys,” he said.

Iverson last played in the NBA in the 2009-10 season, and he officially retired in 2013. However, along the way, the 1996 No. 1 overall pick and 11-time All-Star had a 10-game stint with the Turkish Basketball League’s Besiktas in 2010-11.

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.

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