Tyreke Evans open to playing for hometown Sixers down the line
If Tyreke Evans were given a choice, he would have fancied playing for the Philadephia 76ers. However, since he is currently signed with the Indiana Pacers, that Sixers scenario would have to be put on hold at the meantime.
In an interview with Matt Mullin for Philly Voice, the former Rookie of the Year even thought that he had the chance to play in front of his hometown friends and family after learning the Sixers were interested in him during the trade deadline. But things did not go according to plan.
Growing up in Chester, Evans admitted being influenced heavily by Allen Iverson. And he knows the impact Iverson had on the kids in the community.
“I mean, definitely. Just as far as me being from where I’m from and watching Allen Iverson play every night, it would definitely be a dream to go there and play in front of my family. Whatever happens, happens. But if I ever get a chance to, I would definitely love that opportunity.”
The Sixers and Pacers are playoff contenders this season. With LeBron James defecting to the Western Conference, the battle for the next kings of the East has never been as wide open as today. If the Pacers and Sixers are to meet in the postseason, Tyreke Evans will have the opportunity to make the Sixers regret their decision of not signing him when they had the chance.