When the idea of the Big3 League was first proposed to the public, one of the main appeals it made to fans was the opportunity to see your favorite stars whose NBA days are behind them get out on the court and show that they could still play competitive basketball. That didn’t work out for Philadelphia fans.
While the league boasted the likes of Mike Bibby, Chauncey Billups, and Jermaine O’Neal, it was no secret that the biggest marquee draw the it had in it’s elevator pitch was Allen Iverson in the role of player-coach.
Last night when the Big3 League arrived in Philadelphia, many local fans were excited to have the chance to see their favorite Sixer ever lace up his shoes one more time in their home stadium. But after Iverson received a rousing ovation from his hometown crowd, he never entered the game due to an injury and doctor’s orders.
The announcement came just a few minutes before the games were set to begin at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and was made via the Big3 Instagram feed, which you can find below.
Source:: Businessinsider – Sports