Dear Allen Iverson,
It was great seeing you all over TV and Twitter this week sitting court-side at the Sixers game. It was a chance for sports media to remind the world how much the likes of Jimmy Butler, Markelle Fultz, and Ben Simmons looked up to you while they were growing and developing.
in the locker room after the W. #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/UlkEKQR5aX— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 20, 2018
They are far from your only admirers in today’s game—and there are more than a handful of fans of the Answer on Patrick Ewing’s 4-1 Georgetown Hoyas.
It’s true, we the Georgetown faithful are a little jealous of your Philadelphia visits and want Bubba Chuck to come to a Georgetown game this year and impart some wisdom on this youthful team.
S/O @jumpman23 for the G-town @cp3 kicks. 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/YwrKeUbf0x— Georgetown Hoops (@GeorgetownHoops) October 30, 2018
The photos of the NBA jersey exchanges and post-game locker room chats are a tremendous reminder of how impactful you are to this generation of athletes—especially impressionable guards.
Learning from the legend.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) November 20, 2018
Iverson was all in on hyping the current Sixers up after the game, including a postgame conversation with Markelle Fultz. pic.twitter.com/xOl8ozv66r
Most importantly, your connection to Georgetown, much like the love you got on Monday night, transcends your Hall of Fame status to a special level of admiration.
Allen Iverson receives a standing ovation in Philly!— NBA (@NBA) November 20, 2018
: @NBATV pic.twitter.com/mjPlOPvhgo
This year’s Georgetown squad will tell you all about it. Anchored by senior center Jessie Govan...
.@JGovan15 is a perfect 6-for-6 in the second half and we are within 3! #HoyaSaxa #WeAreGeorgetown pic.twitter.com/Y5TwlVY6Z9— Georgetown Hoops (@GeorgetownHoops) November 18, 2018
...with some tough, talented young guys with something to prove. You, of course, have already personally seen Virginia’s Mac McClung:
Allen Iverson records and reacts to Mac Mclung dunk #IversonClassic @McclungMac @HoopKidz @GTownHoyasFans @HSBasketballBR @slythesportsguy @MarqBurnettSUV @bluedevilslive @GCHSDevilDen pic.twitter.com/T0FR2ugXlJ— SUVtv (@SUVtv) April 20, 2018
THE STEAL AND THE DUNK! Mac McClung, as promised, ladies & gentlemen. Four more years. #HoyaSaxa— Hoya Saxual (@Hoya_Saxual) November 14, 2018
(cc: @CasualHoya) pic.twitter.com/C1I1mKPtPO
Have you met Oakland’s James Akinjo?
JAMES AKINJO WITH THE CLUTCH FREE THROW LINE FLOATER!!!— Basketball Society (@BBallSociety_) November 14, 2018
(via @clippittv) pic.twitter.com/p0hBKmgM7m
#ONIONS @GeorgetownHoops freshman James Akinjo sends the Hoyas into OT with USF with this 3!!! pic.twitter.com/GT6KWcfDx9— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) November 18, 2018
or Louisiana's Josh LeBlanc?
JOSH LEBLANC HAMMER TIME! GET TO @FS1! #HoyaSaxa #WeAreGeorgetown #GavittGames pic.twitter.com/OqAPg1uOi2— Georgetown Hoops (@GeorgetownHoops) November 14, 2018
James Akinjo with the SPIN and Josh LeBlanc with a SPIKE.— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) November 17, 2018
Some serious creativity out of @GeorgetownHoops. pic.twitter.com/jLzkmYd6ig
The team also features sophomores and past Big East All-Freshman team members Jamorko Pickett and Jahvon Blair.
Georgetown 6'7 rising sophomore wing Jamorko Pickett has a great jumper, and can shoot on the move. Pickett is long and covers a lot of ground. He made nearly 2 3PA per game on 35% shooting. pic.twitter.com/IEawo14pAS— NBA Draft Wire (@NBADraftWire) June 28, 2018
Hoyas fans can certainly appreciate that you’re a busy man...
Allen Iverson Unveils Glow-in-the-Dark Reebok Answer 1 in Shanghai https://t.co/Bm0vmweITY pic.twitter.com/V2PItJ4lBn— RCHRBL (@rchrbl) November 14, 2018
.@alleniverson wants a sneaker legacy like Michael Jordan's.— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) November 1, 2018
We spoke to the legend about what's next for his Reebok signature line: https://t.co/BggHoYTZLe pic.twitter.com/Ji78U2q5ow
But it’s also been a little while since you came to the Thompson Center (2016?).
"I've never met a greater man in my life." - Allen Iverson on John Thompson at the opening of the Thompson Center at Georgetown. #Hoyas pic.twitter.com/KVCd5qqk1J— The Team 980 (@team980) October 7, 2016
Even your teammate and friend, Aaron McKie at Temple, has been asking around for you...
After a recent scrimmage against Georgetown, where Iverson starred, McKie told Hoyas coach Patrick Ewing how Iverson had some players he thought could help Temple.
“Man, I’ve been trying to get him up here for two years now and I ain’t seen him yet,” McKie recalled Ewing’s response with a laugh. “That’s AI.”
because whether you’re whispering to Butler or holding court at a packed banquet table, you’ve always had something to say...
“One of the greatest players to ever play the game. Me and A.I. have always been in touch with one another. I’m a fan of his since I was little. I’ve always looked up to the way he plays — the heart, the passion, the emotion, all that good stuff.”
“I’ve always looked up to the way that he plays. The heart, the passion, the emotion.”@JimmyButler talks about idolizing @AllenIverson after the game. #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/bcNBSisAaS— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 20, 2018
And while we can’t say it doesn’t hurt each one of us to see your name associated with a Syracuse guy...
Same fight, different round Melo #KeepFighting pic.twitter.com/020pwOWe7a— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) November 13, 2018
We know it’s all about that love.
Quite the moment between @JimmyButler and @alleniverson after the W! #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/lI1aympHpH— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 20, 2018