Allen Iverson made his triumphant return to the Philly basketball scene by attending Game 6 between the Sixers and Celtics as we told you earlier on Wednesday. Iverson made his way onto the court before the game began and unsurprisingly received a warm welcome from the fans. He was also interviewed by Lisa Salters during the second quarter of the game and discussed his hopes to continue his playing career.
“I’m not using that word,” Iverson told Salters in response to a question about retiring. “I want to play basketball so bad.”
“The way it is right now, I’ve accepted the fact that [playing in the NBA again] might not happen, but I still want to play basketball. If I get an opportunity to where it’s going to make me happy at the end of my career, then I’ll take that opportunity. I just love to play and I want to have another opportunity to play.”
It’s no surprise to hear that Iverson wants to continue playing given that he’s played in Turkey, and reports have linked him to playing in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and China. But don’t feel badly for him; his refusal to be a good teammate as a bench player is what stunted his NBA career.
Video of his interview is below via @Jose3030: