Almost four years after he played his last NBA game, Allen Iverson made his retirement official with the Philadelphia 76ers, the team he led to the finals and with which he won an MVP.
The Sixers held a news conference at the Wells Fargo Center.
Iverson said his greatest moment in the NBA was the moment he was drafted.
He thanked Michael Jordan for "showing me the way," along with his high school coach, his college coach and Sixers coach Larry Brown.
"Most importantly, I want to thank my kids," Iverson said. "You know, in this profession, you have no idea how hard it is to live up to expectations and trying to be a perfect man, when you know you're not. . .It's just a hard life to live. It's a great one and I wouldn't trade it for nothing." Iverson said there are a lot of things he's not proud of but that he wouldn't change anything about his up and down career.
"My whole thing was just being me."
Iverson said he took a beating for his style, but that the tattoos and corn rows are emulated now by everyone from professional athletes to police officers.
"I have no regrets. Not one," Iverson said.
NBC10's John Clark will talk one-on-one with Iverson this afternoon on NBC10 News, starting at 4 p.m.
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