PHILLY, I wanna play 2nite but I HAVE 2 show love 2 the big homie Ai first.. Push the game back to later tonight & I'll come put on a show!— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) August 4, 2016
Iverson gave Thomas a signed jersey with the inscription "To a real killa":
Isaiah also posted the following on his Instagram:
Pound for pound the best to ever play the game! Thank you @theofficialai3 for everything you've done for the game a basketball. There will never be another Allen Iverson but I'm for damn sure going to be the closest thing to you LOL. Thank you for inviting me to your Gala and allowing me to speak at it. Appreciate all the long talks we've had, they have changed the way I approach the game! #RealRecognizeReal #TheAnswer 📸: @joipearsonphoto
The 5'9" Thomas has often said he'd like to be the best little guy to ever play the game. Iverson was listed at an even six feet.
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