Iverson doesn't play in Philly Big3 homecoming

Postado Julho 17, 2017

"Ain't nothing like this relationship we have".

Despite the fact that Iverson was not medically cleared to play in the "City of Brotherly Love" over the weekend, the seasoned signal caller still served as the head coach of 3's Company.

"Big3 is a new concept, but it's an old story", Erving said, via the Associated Press .

The chants soon followed with one fan yelling, "Do it for Philly!"

Allen Iverson walked onto a familiar court to a rousing ovation and then took an unfamiliar spot on the sideline.

After he walked on the floor, Iverson cupped his ear the way he used to during his days leading the Philadelphia 76ers and implored the crowd to cheer even louder.

Iverson said previously he didn't plan on extensive playing time in the league, and, thus far, has just six points on 3 of 13 shooting through three games.

However, the city of Philadelphia was not left totally empty handed as Iverson's team matched up against another local legend in former 76ers swingman Julius Erving, who coaches the Tri-State team. Iverson didn't speak to reporters afterward. "It's about playing ball the way we all learned how to play ball out in the playground, like the playgrounds all around Philadelphia".

The announcement was made on Iverson's Instagram page prior to the game. "Doctors told him not to get out of bed and he came anyway".