Out of his car — on the move, quick first step on display — Josh Verlin zoomed into the Albright College gym lobby a little before 10 a.m., second day of the Hoop Group Elite camp in Reading. Scanning rosters and schedules, Verlin decided to bypass the three games in the main gym and head for the upstairs auxiliary gym, site of four more. The City of Basketball Love’s coverage day was up and race-walking.
Tracy Ford had the people around her in section 104 laughing. Her anger sounded real, though. Her son and daughter were at the Wells Fargo Center in their Sixers jerseys, to see Allen Iverson. They’d bought tickets some weeks ago, stayed in their seats even after they heard the news — Iverson announced before the game on his Instagram page that he wasn’t playing in Sunday’s BIG3 tournament in Philadelphia. That was it for the announcement.
There is no bait and switch here. What they’re selling, they’ll tell you, is what it will be. Ice Cube’s BIG3 3-on-3 tour hits Philadelphia Sunday evening and while there are several dozen former NBA players hitting the court, the last of four halfcourt games is the main event, the featured event, because of Allen Iverson. He’ll be coaching, and playing a little. That’s the real hook Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
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Selecting a term
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