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Marlon Byrd honors Allen Iverson with BP jersey

Mar 1, 2014, 1:09 PM EDT

Here’s something pretty cool. With the Philadelphia 76ers set to retire Allen Iverson’s number before tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards, new Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd decided to honor the occasion by wearing an Iverson No. 3 jersey during batting practice this morning.

Todd Zolecki of has the photo evidence:

Help, I’m buried in jokes about practice.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Mar 1, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Better than being buried in the smell of Brad Ausmus’ office 😀

  2. andreweac - Mar 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Practice jersey

  3. otistaylor89 - Mar 1, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    We’re talkin’ about “Practice”….jerseys.

    I never get tired of watching that on YouTube. And AI was the most dominate player 6′ and under in NBA history.

  4. infieldhit - Mar 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM


    Oh wait, wrong infamous press conference rant.

  5. halladaysbiceps - Mar 1, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    To further honor Iverson’s legacy, was Byrd late to batting practice?

    • karlkolchak - Mar 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM

      No, but he did go hit a jewelry store and blow a hundred grand on bling.

      • halladaysbiceps - Mar 1, 2014 at 2:46 PM


  6. tfbuckfutter - Mar 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    I believe you mean “B….P?” don’t you?

  7. Bob - Mar 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    A me-first ballhog who was also a bad teammate. That’s really someone worth honoring.

  8. kingscourt25 - Mar 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    I thought Iverson died when I read the title

  9. gymtruthteller - Mar 1, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Classy wish the Celtics had this much class for Antoine Walker. But they have no class so.

  10. bat42boy - Mar 1, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Why would he honor such a big time jerk like Iverson and all his stupid looking tattoos? I’ve lost all respect for Byrd!

    • toodrunktotastethischicken - Mar 1, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      Regardless of how you feel about his “stupid looking tattoos”, he was one of the best players in 76ers history.

    • stlouis1baseball - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      I am not a fan of tattoo’s either. But that has nothing to do with Allen Iverson and the absolute fact that he was one of best players in the 76ers’ history. It also has nothing to do with the fact that Allen Iverson is one of the best (if not THE) best players under 6 feet in the history of the game. Take off your tattoo colored glasses and be real.

  11. pxeeks - Mar 1, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    AI best baller pound for pound in Philly and beyond.

  12. yousuxxors - Mar 2, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    hate on him all you want but he was one of the best basketball players ever and def of his era. he changed the game.

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