Former 76ers star Allen Iverson received a heartfelt ovation when he brought out the game ball before the Celtics-Sixers showdown on Wednesday, but a more revealing moment came during a second-quarter interview with Lisa Salters on ESPN's telecast.
Asked if he was retired, Iverson told Salters (video below): "I'm not using that word. I wanna play basketball so bad. The way it is right now, I've accepted the fact [the NBA] may not happen, but I still want to play basketball. If I can get an opportunity to where it's gonna make me happy at the end of my career, I'll take that opportunity."