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'I'm a Sixer for life' - Allen Iverson doesn't understand why the Sixers won't consider giving him a role in the organization

Iverson would’ve even accepted a special consultant role. More importantly, AI stressed that money would never be an issue.
Allen Iverson created his own path to the NBA that many players after him have looked to follow

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson put the Philadelphia 76ers back on the map. Ultimately, AI was the man who picked up where Julius Erving and Moses Malone left off and made the franchise great again. So if "The Answer" was to pick which team he'd help now that he's already retired, it's a no-brainer that it's the Sixers.

However, Iverson still hasn't landed a job in Philly's front office or coaching staff. And the man himself is baffled.

Once a Sixer, always a Sixer

In an exclusive interview with Bleacher Report in October last year, Iverson declared his eternal love for the Sixers. And if he is to share his knowledge and experience with the current Philly squad, he'd be more than happy to do so. But for some reason, AI is wondering why the organization he helped build still hasn't reached out to him to this day.

"Everybody knows who I would rather help," Iverson said. "I'm a Sixer for life. I got Sixer blood pumping through me. Everybody knows that I want to help that organization. I've been retired, what, 11 years? I don't know how I'm not a part of that staff, some kind of way."

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Iverson added that the Sixers have always been like family, and he would've accepted even a special consultant role. More importantly, AI stressed that money would never be an issue.

"Even if it was that [consultant role]. I would 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's been put in place," he questioned.

No hate, just love

Right from the beginning, Iverson made it clear that he will always be real and would change nothing about himself regardless of how unconventional he appeared in the league. With that in mind, the four-time scoring champ also understands that the Sixers may have been hesitating because the way he presents himself is relatively defying the norms.

Nevertheless, Iverson isn't holding any grudge and only got love for the Sixers.

"And I still love y'all. Don't get it twisted. It's all love, and it ain't going nowhere, but I just... it's something that I don't understand," Iverson wondered.

Indeed, Iverson is up there on the list of Sixers' all-time greats. In fact, he's arguably the greatest Sixer of all time. Who knows, we might finally see him landing a role in the organization in the near future.

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