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Allen “The Answer” Iverson played in his first game as a ‘reborn Sixer’ last night in Philadelphia:

A full house, video tribute and enough No. 3 jerseys in the crowd to fill two or three merchandise stands. Iverson kissed the 76ers logo, danced with his teammates and bowed to his adoring fans. 20,000 fans came out to support Iverson on his first night back home. Unfortunately, the Sixers came up short as Denver Nuggets spoil Iverson’s return to Philadelphia with a 93-83 win over the 76ers on Monday night.

“I just felt like I was back home,” Iverson said. “It was deja vu. Just a real good feeling. The fans made it hard on me because they made me more nervous than I already was.”

“We hated to see him leave, but we’re glad he’s back,” said fourth-grade teacher Marc Falco, who got two tickets from a radio promotion before knowing Iverson would play. “This city respects people who work hard, and no one works harder than Allen Iverson — even at 34.”

Let’s hope after all this time, AI can get a ring, grow up, or do something…



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