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James Passes Iverson on All-Time Scoring List

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Another feather in Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James cap. James passed former Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson for sole possession of the No. 22 spot on the NBA's all-time scoring list Sunday during the Cavaliers' win over the Knicks.

James passed Iverson just 93 seconds into the game when he converted a lay up.

"It's very, very humbling and it's an honor to just be named with some of the greats that I watched growing up," James said after the game. "And now to know that I passed Allen Iverson on the all-time scoring list, for someone that's not much of a scorer -- as you guys have deemed me -- it is pretty cool."

James is currently averaging 26 points per game this season, which is third best in the NBA behind Russell Westbrook (26.2) and James Harden (27.2).

James now trails former Miami Heat teammate Ray Allen by 122 points for the No. 21 spot on the all-time scoring list.

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Allen Iverson: 'I am Philly'

Brian Bahr/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia 76ers honored their former All-Star guard Allen Iverson on Saturday night and retired his No. 3 jersey in the rafters.

Iverson, the 11-time All-Star stopped before making his speech to see if he was dreaming and walked over to one side of the court.

"You have to show me the fool that says dreams don’t come true," Iverson said. "Because they do. I love you, Philadelphia. I love y’all for accepting me and letting me be me. Letting me make my mistakes, letting me be human, let me learn from them. Just embracing me and making this my home forever."

Iverson was greeted by 20,000-plus screaming fans and thanked former teammates and friends during halftime of the 76ers game against Washington.

"I am Philly," Iverson said. "It's always going to be that way."

Iverson's jersey was placed between Maurice Cheeks' No. 10 and Charles Barkley's No. 34.

"They all wanted me to talk about how much y'all loved me," Iverson said, "but trust me, the feeling was mutual."

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Sixers Stun Heat 114-110 

Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) --  Even without Dwayne Wade, the Miami Heat believed they were in for an easy victory when they strolled into the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night to take on the Philadelphia 76ers.

Philadelphia's rookie point guard saw things much differently.

Making his NBA debut, Michael Carter-Williams finished with 22 points, 12 assists, and nine steals to lead the 76ers to a stunning 114-110 win over the defending champions.

"You see what he can bring on a big stage," 76ers rookie coach Brett Brown said.

Spencer Hawes scored 24 points for the Sixers, (1-0) putting them ahead for good by hitting a driving layup with 2:01 remaining.

LeBron James lead the Heat (1-1) with 25 points and 13 assists.  He was extremely impressed with the play of Carter-Williams.

"I couldn't think of a better way to start your NBA career," James said.

Former Sixers guard Allen Iverson was in attendance on Wednesday night.  The team plans on retiring his No. 3 jersey on March 1.

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Allen Iverson Officially Retires From The NBA

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Former Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA on Wednesday, ending a 15-year career in which he won the 2001 MVP award and led the league in scoring four times. He hasn't played in an NBA game since Feb. 20, 2010.

The Sixers selected Iverson out of Georgetown with the first overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He led Philadelphia to the NBA Finals in 2001, where they lost in five games to the Los Angeles Lakers.

In December of 2006, the Sixers dealt the 11-time All-Star to the Denver Nuggets. He would later go on to play with the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies before finishing his career with Philadelphia.

Iverson retires with 24,368 career points.

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Report: Allen Iverson Set to Retire from NBA

Brian Bahr/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --  According to a report, Allen Iverson is ready to announce his retirement from the NBA.

The 38-year-old Iverson is an 11-time All-Star, but has not played in the NBA since 2010. 

He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers, but also spent time with the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies.

On his bobblehead night in Philadelphia in March, Iverson indicated he still hoped to return to the NBA.  He turned down an opportunity to launch a comeback in the NBA Development League in January.

Iverson is widely regarded as one of the best scorers in NBA history.  In his 14 seasons, he averaged averaged 26.7 points and 6.2 assists per game.

His other career highlights include an appearance in the 2001 NBA Finals, a league MVP award, and four scoring titles.

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Damian Lillard Named NBA Rookie of the Year

NBA/Portland Trail Blazers(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was unanimously selected as the NBA's Rookie of the Year Wednesday.

Lillard, the No. 6 pick out of Weber State in the 2012 NBA Draft, dominated all season. He averaged 19 points and 6.5 assists per game, leading all rookies in both categories. Lillard also broke Warriors guard Stephen Curry's rookie 3-point record, making 185, led the NBA in minutes played (first rookie to do that since Elvin Hayes 1968-69) and he joins Allen Iverson and Oscar Robertson as the only players to score 1,500 points and dish out 500 assists in their rookie season.

Lillard also won the NBA's Rookie of the Month award every month this season.

“I am very proud of what Damian accomplished this season,” Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts said. “It is a testament to his talent, character and work ethic that he played at a very high and consistent level throughout his rookie season. Along the way, his name was mentioned along with some of the greats to have ever played in the NBA."

Lillard joins Blake Griffin (2011), David Robinson (1990) and Ralph Sampson (1984) as the only players to be unanimously selected for the award.

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Allen Iverson Won't Play in D-League

Brian Bahr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Allen Iverson still hopes to play in the NBA. He just doesn't want to play in the NBA Development League to get there.

The 2000-01 NBA MVP was invited by the Dallas Mavericks' D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, to play for the team which is co-owned by Dallas Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson.

"I thank Donnie and Dallas for the consideration and while I think the D-League is a great opportunity," Iverson tweeted Tuesday. "It is not the route for me."

Iverson went on to tweet: "I realize my actions contributed to my early departure from the NBA, should God provide me another opportunity I will give it my all...My dream has always been to complete my legacy in the NBA."

"To my fans, I love yall! Not a day goes by that I am not asked when am I coming back, we all must accept that my return is not up to just me."

The last time the now 37-year-old Iverson played in an NBA game was during the 2009-10 season. He played three games for the Memphis Grizzlies but the situation didn't work because Iverson didn't feel he was getting enough minutes. He then played for the Philadelphia 76ers for 25 games before taking a leave of absence in February of 2010.

Iverson, an 11-time All-Star, averaged 26.7 points and 6.7 assists in his 14 NBA seasons with the 76ers, Nuggets, Pistons and Grizzlies.

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Allen Iverson Receives Offer to Play Professional Soccer

National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- Former NBA MVP and scoring champion Allen Iverson is trying to get back to the NBA, but if that doesn't work out he could find his future in another sport if he wants.

The Rochester Lancers of the Major Indoor Soccer League issued a press release saying they will offer Iverson $20,000 per game to play in the team's final two home games this season. Along with his game checks, Iverson would receive a $5,000 bonus for every goal he scores.

"Allen Iverson is one of the premier athletes of our time," said Lancers vice president Rich Randall. "With his athleticism and competitive hunger, I think he can be a great fit for our team and fans as we make an important playoff push, while also driving interest to an exciting, growing sport."

The 36-year-old Iverson last played in the NBA during the 2009-2010 when he played 28 games for the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers.

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Report: Allen Iverson Could Be Headed To Puerto Rico

National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson is making another attempt to get back into the league. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Iverson is in discussions to play in the Puerto Rican League.

According to Wojnarowski, Iverson's business manager Gary Moore has been in talks with basketball officials there, and the league's teams are involved in a bidding process in order to lure Iverson to Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rican League begins its 30-game season in March, and pays its players $20,000 a month plus living expenses. Part of the league's selling point to Iverson is that he can use the platform to get back in the NBA.

A.I. has been out of the NBA for the past two seasons. He spent the 2009-2010 season with the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers. He currently ranks 17th all-time in points, and sixth all-time in points per game. He spent 14 seasons in league with the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies.

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