Sixers to honor iconic Allen Iverson with a statue on ‘Legends Walk’

When one thinks of Allen Iverson, the thought immediately goes to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 6-foot guard from Georgetown played 11.5 seasons with the Sixers in his 16-year career and averaged 27.6 points and 6.1 assists as a member of the organization.

He won an MVP award in 2001, guided the franchise to the finals that season, was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and his No. 3 hangs from the rafters at the Wells Fargo Center.

On Friday, the Sixers announced that they would add another honor to Iverson’s resume as they will build a statue for him on the franchise’s “Legends Walk” outside of their training complex in Camden, New Jersey. They will build the sculpture and unveil it on April 12.

Iverson ranks in the top five in franchise history in 3-pointers made, points, steals, and assists. His 19,931 points rank second in franchise history behind only Hal Greer.

His sculpture will join other Sixers greats such as Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain, Mo Cheeks, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Greer, Bobby Jones, Moses Malone, and Dolph Schayes.

Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire