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Encyclopedia > Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
Position Guard
Nickname A.I., The Answer, Bubba Chuck
League NBA
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Team Denver Nuggets
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born June 7, 1975 (1975-06-07) (age 32)
Flag of Virginia Hampton, Virginia
College Georgetown
Draft 1st overall, 1996
Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1996–present
Former teams Philadelphia 76ers (1996–2006)
Awards
  • Big East Rookie Of The Year - NCAA
  • Big East Defensive Player Of The Year - NCAA (1996)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
  • All-Star Rookie Game Most Valuable Player (1997)
  • All Rookie First Team (1997)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2001)
  • NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (2001)
  • NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (2005)
  • 4-time NBA Scoring Champion
  • 3-time All NBA First Team Selection
  • 3-time All NBA Second Team Selection
  • 3-time NBA Steals Champion
  • 8-time NBA All-Star (missed 1 due to injury)
  • Team USA Basketball Captain (2004)

Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. An 11-year veteran at the age of 32, he is considered to be one of the most prolific and consistent scorers in the history of the game (his career average of 27.9 points per contest is third all-time behind only Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1844 × 1843 pixel, file size: 419 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... “NBA” redirects here. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Virginia. ... Motto: Americas First Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: County Independent City Mayor Ross Kearney II Area    - City 352. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on January 23, 1789... 1996 NBA Draft - 26 June 1996 - East Rutherford, New Jersey The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Americas First Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: County Independent City Mayor Ross Kearney II Area    - City 352. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... “NBA” redirects here. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ...

Contents

Before the NBA

As a junior, Iverson quarterbacked Bethel High School's football team to the state championship, which they won.


Iverson was later involved in a highly publicized incident on Valentine's Day that almost jeopardized his college career. On February 14, 1993, Iverson and several of his friends became involved in an altercation with a group of white teenagers at a Hampton, Virginia bowling alley. Allen's crowd was raucous and had to be asked to quiet down several times, and eventually something of a shouting duel began with another group of youths (all white). Then shortly thereafter, a huge fight erupted, pitting the white crowd against the blacks. During the fight, Iverson was accused of hitting a woman in the head with a chair. He, along with three of his friends who are also African American, were the only people arrested. Iverson, who was 17 at the time, was convicted as an adult of the felony charge of "maiming-by-mob". Iverson and his supporters maintain his innocence, claiming that he had left the alley as soon as the trouble began. "For me to be in a bowling alley where everybody in the whole place know who I am and be crackin' people upside the head with chairs and think nothin' gonna happen?" asks Iverson. "That's crazy! And what kind of a man would I be to hit a girl in the head with a damn chair? I wish at least they'd said I hit some damn man."[2] Saint Valentines Day or Valentines Day is on February 14. ... Motto: Americas First Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: County Independent City Mayor Ross Kearney II Area    - City 352. ... Bowling is the common name for several sports that involve rolling a ball towards a target or to knock down pins. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


This incident was profiled on the television news magazine 60 Minutes due to claims of racial bias in the adjudication of the case. Douglas Wilder, at the time Governor of Virginia, became convinced that Iverson had been treated unfairly and controversially granted Iverson clemency, releasing him from his sentence. Iverson's conviction was later overturned on appeal. Not to be confused with a BBC news magazine program of the same name. ... Lawrence Douglas Wilder (born January 17, 1931) is an American politician. ...


College basketball

In spring 1994, Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson visited Iverson at Hampton's Bethel High School, a school that catered to at-risk students who had already dropped out of high school. Thompson told the prolific guard that he would offer him a scholarship, but he would not hesitate to send him back to Hampton with his "tail between his legs" if he failed to comply with the legendary coach, or strict honor code of Georgetown. John Thompson, Jr. ... Bethel High School is a public high school located in Hampton, Virginia. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ...


At Georgetown, Iverson was an Arts major, his first love as a child. He is still known for caricatures that depict teammates and celebrities. Caricature of Alan Greenspan by Jan Op De Beeck. ...


As a Hoya, Iverson won two Big East Defensive Player of the Year awards, a Rookie Tournament 1st Team, and a gold medal for his win at the World University Games in Japan in 1995. Iverson led all USA players in scoring and assists, averaging 16.7 ppg. and 6.1 apg. He was also the Hoyas All-Time leading scorer. The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes, by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). ...


As his family situation worsened, Iverson needed to turn pro early, which meant leaving school before graduating. Iverson was the first of just two basketball players (Victor Page being the other) to leave Georgetown early for the NBA under Thompson. Victor Page (1975-) is a basketball player who once played for the Georgetown University Hoyas and Sioux Falls Skyforce; he is also notorious for his troubles with self-control and with D.C. street life. ...


After two years at Georgetown, Allen left his coach John Thompson and announced himself eligible and for the NBA draft. The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select players who wish to join the league. ...


NBA career

76ers years from 1996-2006

After two seasons at Georgetown, Allen Iverson was the first player picked in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Iverson quickly established himself as one of the premier point guards in the NBA. He also gained a reputation as fun to watch and promptly filled the Sixers arena. He was named 1996 Rookie of the Year and was a member of the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on January 23, 1789... 1996 NBA Draft - 26 June 1996 - East Rutherford, New Jersey The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rookie of the Year may refer to: Rookie of the Year (award), a sports award for the most outstanding rookie in a given season Rookie of the Year (film), a 1993 starring Thomas Ian Nicholas Rookie of the Year (album) by rapper Ya Boy Category: ...


Iverson led the Sixers with 23.5 points (sixth in the NBA), 7.5 assists (10th) and 2.07 steals (seventh) and 40.1 minutes per game.


Despite his play on the court, Iverson often experienced difficulty handling the media and pressure of his new celebrity status. He was criticized by players, coaches, and the press alike, who often accused Iverson of a lack of respect for great NBA players, selfishness with the ball, and failure, despite his individual achievements, to lead Sixers to a better record. He also endured scrutiny from the league office, who didn't like his hip-hop based persona, which included cornrows and a growing number of tattoos on his body. Even though his scoring dropped from 23.5 in the 1996-97 season to 22 in 1997-98, Iverson became more of a team player. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hip hop music. ... This article is about the tattoo, a design in ink or some other pigment, usually decorative or symbolic, placed permanently under the skin. ...


In the 1998-1999 season, Iverson had his first trip to the playoffs. He started all ten playoff games and averaged 44.4 minutes per game despite being hampered by a number of nagging injuries. Iverson led the Sixers to an upset over the higher seeded Orlando Magic, before losing to a veteran laden Indiana Pacers squad. That year, he averaged 26.8 points earning his first scoring title. The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


The next year, Iverson averaged 28.4 points and once again led the 76ers into the playoffs. In the playoffs, Iverson averaged 26.2 points, 4.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.30 steals per game, with a high of 40 points in the first round opener at Charlotte on April 22. That season, he was the only player other than Shaquille O'Neal to get a NBA Most Valuable Player vote. However, the Sixers were once again eliminated by the Indiana Pacers. is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq (pronounced shack), is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ...


2000-2001 MVP season

Iverson arguably had his best season in 2001 — he led his team to win their first ten games, he started and won All-Star MVP honors at the All Star Game. The Sixers also posted a 56-26 record, which was best in the Eastern Conference that season. He also averaged a then-career high 31.1 points, winning his second NBA scoring title in the process. Iverson won the NBA steals title at 2.5 a game. Iverson was named NBA Most Valuable Player for his accomplishments.


In the playoffs, Iverson and the Sixers defeated the Indiana Pacers in the first round, before meeting Vince Carter-led Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Semifinals. The series went the full seven games. In the next round, the Sixers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, also in seven games, to advance to the 2001 NBA Finals against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. Iverson scored a playoff high 48 in Game 1, which the Sixers won. However, the Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant led Lakers would win the next 4 games and the title. It was the high point of Iverson's tenure in Philadelphia. Vincent Lamar Vince Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American All-Star basketball player in the NBA. He currently is a player and co-captain for the New Jersey Nets. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... NBA Finals logo from NBA.com. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq (pronounced shack), is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


Mid career

After the defeat in the 2001 Finals, Iverson's Sixers would never again see the success he had in the 2000-01 season. In the next season Iverson again won the scoring title averaging 31.4 points, but the Sixers were elimnated in the first round of the playoffs for the first time in Iverson's career.


Relationship with Larry Brown

For most of the early portion of Iverson's career, his head coach with the Sixers was Larry Brown. Iverson often praised Brown, saying that he would not have achieved so much in the sport without Brown's guidance. Iverson had a love-hate relationship with Brown, however, and the two frequently clashed, most famously after the 76ers were defeated in the first round of the 2002 NBA Playoffs. Brown criticized Iverson for missing team practices and Iverson defended himself with what would become a famous and oft-quoted monologue which some observers felt indicated a lack of appreciation by Iverson for the importance of practice. Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... A love-hate relationship is a personal relationship between humans or organizations, or figuratively between a human and an inanimate object, like a computer, a field of study, a body of ideas, or a profession, involving simultaneous or alternating emotions of love and enmity. ...

If Coach tells you that I missed practice, then that's that. I may have missed one practice this year but if somebody says he missed one practice of all the practices this year, then that's enough to get a whole lot started. I told Coach Brown that you don't have to give the people of Philadelphia a reason to think about trading me or anything like that. If you trade somebody, you trade them to make the team better...simple as that. I'm cool with that. I'm all about that. The people in Philadelphia deserve to have a winner. It's simple as that. It goes further than that ... If I can't practice, I can't practice. It is as simple as that. It ain't about that at all. It's easy to sum it up if you're just talking about practice. We're sitting here, and I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we're talking about practice. I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we're talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it's my last but we're talking about practice man. How silly is that? ... Now I know that I'm supposed to lead by example and all that but I'm not shoving that aside like it don't mean anything. I know it's important, I honestly do but we're talking about practice. We're talking about practice man. We're talking about practice. We're talking about practice. We're not talking about the game. We're talking about practice. When you come to the arena, and you see me play, you've seen me play right, you've seen me give everything I've got, but we're talking about practice right now. ... Hey I hear you, it's funny to me too, hey it's strange to me too but we're talking about practice man, we're not even talking about the game, when it actually matters, we're talking about practice ... How the hell can I make my teammates better by practicing?[3]

— Allen Iverson at a press conference on May 8, 2002

He said "practice" more times than he's actually practiced.
— Larry Brown speaking to reporters the next day

Nonetheless, when Brown left the 76ers in 2003, both he and Iverson indicated that the two were on good terms and genuinely fond of one another. As evidence, when Iverson went down and didn't get up during a playoff game against Brown's Pistons, now-rival coach Larry Brown raced onto the court and was the first one at Iverson's side. Iverson later reunited with Brown when Iverson became a member and co-captain of the 2004 United States Olympic men's basketball team.

In 2005, on Stephen A. Smith's ESPN talk show Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith, Iverson was asked to outline his problems with Brown. Iverson declared that he was privileged and honored to have had Brown as his coach, without any qualms, reservations or criticism; he described Brown as an overwhelmingly positive influence on his basketball career and in his personal life. Smith then played a clip of Brown describing "The Answer" as an ideal role-model for American children, and Iverson teared up.[4][5] is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the indoor arena in the Helliniko Olympic Complex for the preliminary rounds, with the latter stages being held in the Olympic Indoor Hall at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. ... Stephen Anthony Smith (born October 14, 1967), usually referred to as Stephen A., is a sportswriter and media personality from Hollis, Queens in New York City. ... Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith was a nightly one-hour television show on ESPN2 hosted by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and ESPN reporter, Stephen A. Smith. ...

2004 Olympics

Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Bronze 2004 Athens United States

The team's performance at the Olympic Games, however, would ultimately prove to be a disappointment. Iverson and LeBron James were benched for a game for having arrived late to a practice session. The United States' team had a dismal start against Germany, which had failed to qualify for the Olympic competition. Iverson did succeed in keeping the game from going into overtime with a miraculous half-court shot in the closing seconds. Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ...


Despite the dramatic win, the team continued to struggle. They would ultimately claim a bronze medal, a disappointing showing by US basketball standards. A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ...


2006 trade

On April 18, 2006 Iverson and Chris Webber arrived late to the Sixers' fan appreciation night and home game finale. Players are expected to report 90 minutes before game time, but both Iverson and Webber arrived around tipoff. Coach Maurice Cheeks notified the media that neither would be playing and general manager Billy King announced that Iverson and Webber would be fined.[6]. During the 2006 off-season, trade rumors had Iverson going to Denver, Atlanta, or Boston. None of the deals were completed. Iverson had made it clear that he would like to stay a Sixer. is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III, better known as Chris Webber or C-Webb (born March 1, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. As a professional basketball player, he is a 5-time NBA All-Star, a former NBA rebounding... Maurice Mo Edward Cheeks (born September 8, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Billy King (born January 23, 1966) is the team president for the National Basketball Associations Philadelphia 76ers. ...


On November 29, 2006 following a conflict at practice, Iverson stormed out of the gymnasium. That same evening, Iverson missed a corporate sponsor night at Lucky Strike Lanes in Philadelphia. All the 76ers besides Iverson attended this mandatory event. Iverson was fined an undisclosed amount by the 76ers. Iverson claimed he overslept after taking medication for pain related to having two abscessed teeth pulled but it was reported that Iverson told teammates earlier in the day he planned to blow off the event and was simply going to take the fine.[7] November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On December 8 Iverson reportedly demanded a trade from the Sixers. As a result of the demand and missing practice prior to a matchup against the Washington Wizards, Iverson was told not to play nor attend any further games. During that game, which was televised nationally on ESPN, Sixers Chairman Ed Snider confirmed the trade rumors by stating "We're going to trade him. At a certain point, you have to come to grips with the fact that it's not working. He wants out and we're ready to accommodate him." is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Edward M. Snider (born January 6, 1933, Washington, D.C.) is the Chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, an entity which oversees the operation of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL franchise, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA franchise, the Philadelphia Phantoms minor league hockey team, the Wachovia Center, the Wachovia Spectrum, the regional sports network...


On December 19, the Philadelphia 76ers sent Iverson and forward Ivan McFarlin to the Denver Nuggets for Andre Miller, Joe Smith, and two first-round picks in the 2007 NBA Draft.[8] is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ivan McFarlin (born April 26, 1982 in Missouri City, Texas) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Andre Lloyd Miller (born March 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Miller played collegiately at the University of Utah for four years. ... Joseph Leynard Joe Smith (born July 26, 1975 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. His height is listed as 610. Smith attended Maury High School and played at the University of Maryland. ... The 2007 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN. The first 14 picks in the draft belonged to teams that had missed the 2007 NBA Playoffs, with their...


Team USA career

Iverson spoke on being selected to playing for USA Basketball in 2003: "It's a great feeling to be able to represent the USA. It's an honor. It's a tribute to all the coaches I've had in my life - Coach (Larry) Brown, Coach (John) Thompson and my high school coach, Mike Bailey. I feel good about being able to make a team like this - it's really one of the great things I've done in my life. It makes me feel good about the person my mom raised.


"I'm excited about being able to play with the best in the world. I know if I'm surrounded by great players, it's going to bring out the greatness in my game."


Helped lead the USA to a 10-0 record, the gold medal and a qualifying berth for the 2004 Olympics at the Aug. 20-31 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico. Started all eight games he played in, and averaged a team second best 14.3 ppg., 3.8 apg., 2.5 rpg., 1.6 spg., while shooting 56.2 percent (41-73 FGs) from the field and 53.6 percent (15-28 3pt FGs) from 3-point and 81.0 percent (17-21 FTs) from the foul line.


In the USA's 111-71 victory over Canada on Aug. 25, he accounted for an USA Olympic Qualifying single game record 28 points and made a single game record seven 3-pointers. Playing just 23 minutes, he shot 10-for-13 overall, 7-for-8 from 3-point, 1-for-1 from the foul line and added three assists, three steals and one rebound. All seven of his 3-point field goals were made during the final 7:41 of the third quarter.


He finished the tournament ranked overall tied for 10th in scoring, tied for fourth in steals, fifth in 3-point percentage, tied for seventh in assists, and ninth in field goal percentage (.562).


He missed the USA's final two games because of a sprained right thumb which was suffered in the first half of the Aug. 28 Puerto Rico game.


Recorded 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the field overall, and added five assists and three rebounds in 26 minutes of action in the USA’s 101-74 exhibition game victory over Puerto Rico on Aug. 17 in New York, N.Y.


Named on April 29, 2003, to the 2003 USA Senior National Team.


Member of the gold medal winning 1995 USA Basketball World University Games Team that finished 7-0 in Fukuoka, Japan. Part of a team that included future NBA stars Ray Allen, Tim Duncan, Kerry Kittles, Othella Harrington, Austin Croshere and others. Led the USA in scoring, assists and steals averaging 16.7 points, 6.1 assists and 2.9 steals a game, while shooting 56.0 percent from the field overall and 37.5 percent from beyond the 3-point line.


Player profile

Iverson is the third leading scorer in NBA history. He has averaged 27.9 points per game in his career, trailing all-time leader Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain in this category by only 2.2 points per game. Iverson is one of only 30 players in NBA history to score over 20,000 points in his career, and he was the 6th fastest in the history of the game to achieve this feat.


Iverson's trademark crossover dribble is regarded as one of the most effective moves in the game[citation needed], making him difficult for a defender to contain in one-on-one play. Iverson is also known for his ability to draw fouls, at times seeming to get the free-throw line almost at will. He is regularly one of the NBA's leaders in free throws attempted, and in free throw percentage.[9] A crossover dribble is a maneuver in the game of basketball. ...


Iverson has averaged 6.2 assists per game over his career. He has also averaged 3.9 rebounds per game.


On defense, Iverson is also an adept ball-thief and is known for playing the passing lanes. He regularly ranks among the league leaders in steals and averages over 2 steals per game for his entire career.


Critics point out that Iverson's career shooting percentage (.423) is unremarkable. They also frequently accuse Iverson of being a ball hog: as of March 2007, he has taken ~16,800 shots in just over 700 games, averaging over 23 per game. In Iverson's defense, he has not been on teams with other remarkable scorers, and his assists-to-turnovers ratio is actually better than that of some other high scorers such as Lebron James and Kobe Bryant. Detractors also note that the 76ers' all-time record with Iverson in the lineup was barely above .500 (355-342), and that in the 2006-2007 season, the 76ers and have posted a better win-loss record without Iverson in the lineup than with him. A ball hog is a derisive term in basketball for a player who tends to handle the ball so exclusively that his behavior is damaging to his team. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


Despite these criticisms, Iverson is still generally regarded as one of the best guards to ever play the game, as evidenced by Iverson's being named the starting point guard for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game for the past seven consecutive seasons. He was voted to seven All-NBA Teams. He also took the league and All-Star MVP and led the Sixers to the Finals in 2001. The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Traditionally the final week of the semester (or quarter) of high school, college, or university, in which students take final exams reviewing the semester. ...


Iverson's ability to effectively employ such a versatile combination of scoring methods — driving to the basket, drawing fouls, shooting from outside, and creating his own shot off of the dribble — all at only six feet tall, has made him one of the most distinctive and dominant players in NBA history.


Controversy

Iverson has often been a controversial figure, dating back to his teenage years, including some troubles with the law.


1993: This incident was profiled on the television news magazine 60 Minutes due to claims of racial bias in the adjudication of the case. L. Douglas Wilder, at the time Governor of Virginia, became convinced that Iverson had been treated unfairly and controversially granted Iverson clemency, releasing him from his sentence. Iverson's conviction was later overturned on appeal.[10] Not to be confused with a BBC news magazine program of the same name. ... Lawrence Douglas Wilder (born January 17, 1931) is an American politician. ... Tim Kaine, the current Governor The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... A pardon is the forgiveness of a crime and the penalty associated with it. ...


1997: Iverson, along with his friends, was stopped by policemen for speeding late at night and was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and for possession of marijuana. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to community service.[11] A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... In criminal trials in some common law jurisdictions, a plea of nolo contendere means that the defendant neither admits nor disputes the charge, and is an alternative to pleading guilty or not guilty. ...


2000: Iverson recorded a rap single named 40 Bars. However, after being criticized for its controversial lyrics, he eventually was unable to release it. Going under his moniker, "Jewelz", the album was alleged to have made derogatory remarks about homosexuals. After criticism from activist groups and NBA Commissioner David Stern, he agreed to change the lyrics, but ultimately never released the album.[12] Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ...


2002: Iverson allegedly threw his wife Tawanna out of the mansion during a fight. The following night, an enraged Iverson later went looking for his wife at his cousin's apartment. His cousin wouldn't let him in (Iverson was the one who paid the rent for the house). According to the police report, Iverson repeatedly threatened to kill his cousin Charles Jones and Jones's roommate while showing them a semi-automatic gun. Iverson was arrested and charged with 14 different counts. All charges were ultimately dropped after conflicting testimonies from witnesses.[13][14]


2004: During the latter part of the 2003-2004 season, Iverson bristled under the disciplinarian approach of the Sixers' new head coach Chris Ford. This led to a number of contentious incidents, including Iverson being suspended for missing practice, fined for failing to notify Ford that Iverson would not attend a game because he was sick, and refusing to play in game because he felt "insulted" that Ford wanted Iverson to come off the bench as he worked his way back from an injury.[15] The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former professional basketball player and head coach. ...


On February 24, 2004, Iverson, a noted regular casino patron, was spotted at Bally's Park Place in Atlantic City urinating in a trash can in full view of staff and patrons. He was told by casino management not to return.[16] February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ...


When the 2004 United States Olympic team gathered in Jacksonville, Florida for its first exhibition game, Allen Iverson was late. He was suspended for the game.[17] Nickname: Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Duval Government  - Mayor John Peyton (R) Area  - City  885 sq mi (2,264. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...


2005: On December 9, 2005 after the Sixers defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, Iverson paid a late-night visit to the Trump Taj Mahal. After winning a hand at a three-card-stud poker table, Iverson was overpaid $10,000 in chips by a dealer. When the dealer quickly realized the mistake and requested the chips back, Iverson refused and a heated head-turning argument between him and casino staff began. Atlantic City casino regulations reportedly state that when a casino makes a payout mistake in favor of the gambler, he or she must return the money that they did not legitimately win by playing.[16] December 9 is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


NBA Dress Code: In 2005, NBA commissioner David Stern banned what critics and supporters call "hip-hop culture"-related attire such as Mitchell & Ness throwback jerseys, baggy jeans, crooked baseball caps, do-rags, knee-length t-shirts, large items of jewelry, and Timberland boots. Punishment for violations would include fines and possible suspensions for repeat violations.[18] Iverson harshly criticized Stern's dress code, saying that it "would not change a person's character regardless of what type of clothing they wore", and that "associating hip-hop styles of dress with violent crime, drugs, or a bad image is racist." Iverson also said that the advertising of many prominent NBA sponsors, such as Nike, Reebok, Puma and Adidas were heavily influenced by hip-hop culture. On October 17, 2005, National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern, implemented a mandatory dress code for all NBA and NBA Development League players. ... For other people with the name David Stern, see Stern (disambiguation) David Joel Stern (born on September 22, 1942) is an American lawyer, who has been commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1984, when, via a successful coup detat he wrested control from the previous commissioner, Larry... It has been suggested that Hip hop be merged into this article or section. ... Throwback uniforms and jerseys are one-time or limited-time variations on a sports teams uniforms styled to resemble uniforms from that teams past. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timberland (NYSE: TBL) (or more informally Timbs) is a trademark for a number of lines of outdoors wear, primarily boots, manufactured by The Timberland Company. ... Nike, Inc. ... Reebok International Limited is an English producer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories and is currently a subsidiary of Adidas AG. The name is the Afrikaans/Dutch spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle. ... A pair of blue Puma shoes. ... Adidas AG (ISIN: DE0005003404) is a major German sports apparel manufacturer, part of the Adidas Group, consisting of Reebok sportswear company, Taylormade golf company, Maxfli golf balls, and Adidas golf and is the second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. ...


2007: Iverson was fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing referee Steve Javie following a game between the Nuggets and Iverson's former team, the Philadelphia 76ers, played January 2, 2007. During the course of the game, Iverson committed two technical fouls and was ejected from the game. After the game, Iverson said, "I thought I got fouled on that play, and I said I thought that he was calling the game personal I should have known that I couldn't say anything anyway. It's been something personal with me and him since I got in the league. This was just the perfect game for him to try and make me look bad."[19] Steve Javie (center) Steve Javie (born January 17, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


2007: Iverson denied taking part in a 2005 Washington nightclub brawl, testifying that two men who sued him for $20 million in connection with the fight want to cash in on his basketball fame.


Trivia

  • On Ashton Kutcher's MTV show Punk'd, Iverson was initially denied entry into his own 30th birthday party at the Garden of Eden Club in Los Angeles by a bouncer who told him that he couldn't enter because one of the President's daughters and the Secret Service were inside the club. Iverson then played the same prank on the Indiana Pacers' Jermaine O'Neal.
  • NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Brendan Gaughan was Allen's college basketball teammate at Georgetown, and is considered one of Iverson's close friends.[citation needed]
  • As a junior, Iverson mostly quarterbacked Bethel High School's football team to the state championship title and played 5 different positions to help his team get to the state championship (Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Safety, Running Back, Special Teams [Punt/Kick Returner]).[citation needed]
  • Iverson was the first major client of New Jersey attorney-agent Leon Rose.[citation needed]
  • His mother, Ann Iverson, is the owner of the Richmond, Virginia-based Richmond Ballerz, a team of the American Basketball Association.[citation needed]
  • Iverson wore a Virginia Tech patch on his sleeve in a playoff game against the Spurs to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Virginia Tech massacre.
  • Iverson appeared in the film Like Mike. He was cast as himself and was in this film with other NBA stars including Vince Carter and Jason Kidd.

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See also

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