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Allen Iverson addresses Sixers team, tells them city demands effort

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame 2016 On Court Class Announcement

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Allen Iverson poses on the court as the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame 2016 Class is announced during a break in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Allen Iverson was an inspiration and hero to a generation of NBA players.

Just not the players on the Sixers’ roster right now, they are a little young — Joel Embiid was 7 when Iverson won his MVP and took Philadelphia to the NBA Finals. Still, game recognizes game, and the Hall of Fame point guard with his number retired up in the rafters spoke to the young team after practice Thursday, reports Jessica Camerato of

Iverson’s message was to keep working hard.

Iverson also is high on the young Philly core.

The Sixers are winless on the young season, and they aren’t going to rack up a ton of wins over the course of the season, but Philly fans have to see the potential of this roster and how hard they are playing. The wins will come. Just stick with the process.