76ers retire Allen Iverson's No. 3 jersey

Former Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson, center, watches as a banner with his number is raised during a retirement ceremony at halftime of an NBA basketball game between the 76ers and the Washington Wizards, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

March 2, 2014 5:58:59 AM PST
Allen Iverson has made an emotional return to Philadelphia to have his 76ers' number retired.

Iverson received a roaring standing ovation in a ceremony that stamped him as one of the franchise's all-time greats.

Iverson was emotional as he thanked former teammates and friends and had his No. 3 retired at halftime of Saturday's game against Washington.

Iverson officially retired in October after last playing in 2010. He won four scoring titles for the Sixers and was the 2001 MVP when he led them to the NBA Finals. He never won a championship, the lone omission in a stellar career.