This past weekend I had the chance to fly home to my hometown, Philadelphia. If anyone knows me, they know I love Philadelphia more than anything in the entire world. This city has been everything and more to me. My family, my friends, my sports teams, the countless memories, it all just makes this the best city in the world. I would not trade my home experience for the world.
Ever since I was born, my family was big into sports. They put an Allen Iverson jersey on me the moment I got home from the hospital. Since they I have seen Allen Iverson go through an amazing career. Fortunately, my family has had season tickets for over 30 years, so it is safe to say that I have seen some of his greatest moments from just five rows up. It would be tough for me to find a better moment than this one…Iverson Steal Verse Wizards. That play epitomized who he was. He was a tough hard nosed Philly kid with a passion for winning. The joy and excitement he brought to this city was simply amazing.
As I was home this weekend watching all different Philadelphia sports, I could not help but think of how he is one of the best sports icons to walk through this city. I do not know in my lifetime if I will ever experience an athlete like Allen “The Answer” Iverson.