The Allen Iverson Celebriduck is making a comeback!

The Allen Iverson Celebriduck is making a comeback!

Allen Iverson returned to the 76ers long after we thought we'd seen the last of him in South Philly, so why can't the legendary Iverson Celebriduck make a comeback too?

Longtime Sixers fans surely remember the buzz around Philadelphia when the 76ers launched one of the strangest and greatest promotional giveaways of all time: the Allen Iverson Celebriduck.

The craze was written about by ESPN's Darren Rovel back in the early aughts:

"If you saw the original drawings, you would have said, 'Now this is an idea that should have never been born,' " said Wolfe, a 49-year-old entrepreneur and founder of Celebriducks.

Celebriducks made their professional sports debut at a Philadelphia 76ers game on Jan. 11, when 5,500 Allen Iverson ducks were given away, after being escorted by four police cars to the First Union Arena. Since then, Wolfe said he has been getting calls at his California office from teams wanting to turn their star into a floatable, nontoxic vinyl duck that comes complete with a beak and a squeak.

A young Adam Aaron was probably going bananas at the time.

But guess what?! The A.I. Celebriducks are back! Along with three other amazing Iverson giveaways that include "Alien" Iverson, a Gumby Iverson, and a regular-old boring retro bobblehead.

You can get all four giveaways buy purchasing an Allen Iverson 4-Pack of tickets on the Sixers' website that includes games to the Knicks, OKC Thunder, Lakers, and Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center. The final of which will be the game where Allen Iverson has his No. 3 jersey retired on March 1st.

Maybe put those old Sixers car flags on your ride on your way into the game March 1 to complete the full 2003 nostalgia.

Amazing photo of A.I. with the duck from Trendbasket:

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake


SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.