ESPN's Lisa Salters had a chance to interview Allen Iverson during the second quarter of Game 6 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. In the interview, Iverson was as emotional as usual, speaking his mind and managing to pour out his thoughts on some difficult topics.
There were two key moments from the two-minute interview. Salters' first question to Iverson dealt with his reaction to 76ers fans cheering for him as he gave out the game ball for Game 6. Iverson admitted he rushed off the floor because his emotions were getting the best of him.
"Once my eyes got teary and my lips got shaky, I knew it was time to go," Iverson said.
The second moment came when Salters asked if Iverson was retired. The former 76ers great responded by saying he still harbors hope for a return to professional basketball.
"I'm not using that word [retired]. I want to play basketball so bad," Iverson said. "The way it is right now, I've accepted the fact that [the NBA] may not happen, but I still want to play basketball."
Iverson was also asked about Kevin Garnett's "fairweather fan" comments, and said that no matter how Garnett felt about 76ers fans, the reality is that "if Kevin Garnett played here, as hard as he plays, people would love him."
More Iverson interviews, please.
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