BILBAO, Spain - Aritz Urra and Erik Vega thought their dream had been shattered.
Natives of San Sebastian, Spain, the longtime 76ers fans were unable to see their favorite team play in Barcelona in 2006.
"It would have cost us at least 100 euros [$135]," Vega said. "That was too expensive."
Seven years later, they got their wish.
"Now, today is a good day," Urra said. "It's an amazing day."
The two cousins were sitting in the front row for Sunday's preseason game between the Sixers and Bilbao Basket at Bizkaia Arena. They were decked out in No. 3 Allen Iverson Sixers jerseys. Urra had on a blue one, and Vega wore a white one. Two hours before the game, Vega and Urra were at the arena making a sign that read: "We Miss You AI3 Go! Sixers!!"