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Report: Why Allen Iverson Sculpture Isn't Larger Than Life

Published April 14, 2024 at 3:36 PM

The 76ers introduced the statue of Allen Iverson during a ceremony on Friday, where the icon himself, alongside numerous friends, family, and fans, was present. Initially, the statue may seem relatively small compared to others outside NBA venues, like the recent Lakers' tribute to Kobe Bryant.

At first glance, seeing the life-sized 6-foot Iverson next to the sculpture might prompt the question: Why does it appear so small? Unlike towering bronze statues like Dirk Nowitzki's 23-foot monument outside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Iverson's sculpture isn't larger than life.

In response to that query, it's quite straightforward: this isn't that type of sculpture. Interestingly, the term "sculpture" isn't used in the Sixers' official press release on it (though oddly, it's in the URL).

Size-wise, Iverson's piece seems consistent with the nine other sculptures on Legends Way. Sculptor Chad Fisher has also crafted pieces of Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain, Maurice Cheeks, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Hal Greer, Bobby Jones, Moses Malone, and Dolph Schayes.

On Friday, the Philadelphia 76ers paid tribute to Hall of Famer Allen Iverson by unveiling a sculpture on "Legends Walk" outside their practice facility in Camden, New Jersey.

"I've accomplished a lotxx in my career, but this is the cream of the crop," Iverson said at the ceremony. "It don't get too much better than this." He added, "It don't even seem real."
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Report: Why Allen Iverson Sculpture Isn't Larger Than Life

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