Allen Iverson will shed his No. 3 jersey and wear No. 6 in honor of Julius Erving for tomorrow's All-Star Game, fellow all-star Dikembe Mutombo said yesterday.
"I talked to him and he's going to wear it tomorrow. I think it's a great tribute," Mutombo said.
Iverson failed to show up for a media session yesterday, but reiterated after the 76ers game at Charlotte on Thursday night that he wants to wear Erving's number. Erving has said he would be in favor of such a tribute. The 76ers will announce today whether they can work out the logistics so Iverson can wear No. 6.