"I want to add that championship to my resume," said Iverson, who is only 30 but has a decade of NBA wear on his body. "But when you know that you've been someplace for so long and you've been trying to accomplish the same goal for years and years, you just want to keep going until the wheels fall off. "I'm a Sixer at heart. That's just the way it is."

"Iverson calls himself an "original Sixer," like Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain and all the others whose legacy is forever linked to this city and franchise. Philadelphia isn't only the place where he plays basketball. It's become his home, and if you know nothing else about Iverson, you know how loyal he will be to a place he considers home."