Allen Iverson

Basketball player Allen Iverson

Allen Ezail Iverson is an American professional basketball player, playing both the point guard and shooting guard positions. Iverson attended Bethel High School and was a dual-sport athlete; he earned the Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both football and basketball, and won the Division AAA Virginia State Championship in both sports.
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Birthday
07 June 1975
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Bad Knees and Big Dreams: Inside the NBA Last Chance League - Bleacher Report
Google News - 7 months
Washington Post Bad Knees and Big Dreams: Inside the NBA Last Chance League Bleacher Report New York City's largest public sports facility, Chelsea Piers, is also the epicenter of athletes on the wrong side of their prime. On the second floor of Pier 60, the population of 30-something-and-up athletes is buzzing this June afternoon. Centered ... Allen Iverson's late withdrawal from playing in Big3 game lets down Philadelphia fansUSA TODAY 'Disappointing to everyone': Allen Iverson didn't play at the BIG3's Philly eventYahoo Sports The Big3 Pulled A Bait-And-Switch On PhiladelphiaDeadspin Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia -Washington Post -Philly.com -New York Daily News all 79 news articles »
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Iverson heads three-a-side league
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Hall of Famer Allen Iverson has been recruited to coach and play in a new three-a-side basketball league due to launch this year aimed at giving veteran NBA stars a new lease of life. Iverson is the biggest name to sign up for the eight-team Big3 tournament, which will be staged in different cities across the United States from June 24. The three-on-three competition is the brainchild of hip hop icon Ice Cube.
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Allen Iverson, Ice Cube launch 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players
LATimes - about 1 year
Ice Cube and Allen Iverson are putting their star power behind a new 3-on-3 professional basketball league. The entertainment mogul and NBA Hall of Famer announced the launch of Big3 on Wednesday morning at a news conference. Teams comprised of former NBA stars will play its eight-game season in...
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Every movie and TV show leaving Netflix in January
Yahoo News - about 1 year
If you thought that 2017 might be the year that Netflix stopped removing content from its library, I have some bad news for you. On Thursday, Netflix revealed the collection of shows and movies that will be departing the streaming service in January, and sports fans aren't going to be pleased. Some of the worthwhile content you might want to check out before it vanishes: the 30 for 30 documentaries, Crash , Ghost Town , the  South Park  movie, Saving Private Ryan and The Fast and the Furious . Here is the full list of removals scheduled for January: Leaving January 1st 30 for 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks 30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson 30 for 30: The Day the Series Stopped 30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus 30 for 30: Without Bias 30 for 30: Once Brothers 30 for 30: Bernie and Ernie 30 for 30: Requiem for the Big East 30 for 30: The Price of Gold Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman Angry Birds To...
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Allen Iverson gives tribute to 'real love' ex-wife during speech - New York Post
Google News - over 1 year
New York Post Allen Iverson gives tribute to 'real love' ex-wife during speech New York Post Theirs was one of the most tumultuous love affairs in sports — mired in allegations of abuse, drinking and multimillion-dollar debt. But when NBA superstar Allen Iverson made his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech Friday night, his most ... Iverson, Shaq and Yao Enter Hall of Fame with a Trail of Memories and QuestionsBleacher Report Shaq, Allen Iverson stay true to themselves as they enter Hall of FameYahoo Sports Emotional Allen Iverson to John Thompson: 'Thank you for saving my life.'Washington Post Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia -CBSSports.com -NBA.com (blog) -USA TODAY all 584 news articles »
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Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson Lead Hall of Fame Induction
NYTimes - over 1 year
The Class of 2016 has 10 members, including O’Neal, Iverson, Yao Ming and Sheryl Swoopes.
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How Allen Iverson Changed the NBA
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
The former 76ers star, who will be inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame Friday, was a devastating talent on the court and transformative figure off it.
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Yao, Shaq, Iverson set for Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Chinese star Yao Ming and fellow former NBA icons Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson will be among 10 people enshrined Friday into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Joining the elite trio will be four-time Women's NBA champion Sheryl Swoopes, 27-year NBA referee Darrell Garretson, Michigan State University coach Tom Izzo, racial barrier-breaking coach John McLendon, Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf as a contributor and pioneer stars Zelmo Beaty and Cumberland Posey. The complete lineup chosen by the selection committee to be inducted at the sport shrine in Springfield, Massachusetts, was announced in April with Yao, who retired in 2011, becoming the tallest Hall of Famer at 7-foot-6 (2.29m).
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Australian Ben Simmons taken first in NBA entry draft
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Philadelphia selected Ben Simmons with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, making the Australian forward the first 76ers top pick since Allen Iverson 20 years ago. "It feels amazing, honestly," Simmons said. The Los Angeles Lakers chose small forward Brandon Ingram with the second overall pick and the Boston Celtics made forward Jaylen Brown the third pick at the Barclays Center arena.
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Shaquille O'Neal Doesn't Think We Need A Rule About 'Hack-A-Shaq'
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Shaquille O'Neal may have retired in 2011, but the 44-year-old four-time world champion remains at the forefront of the NBA discussion. O'Neal, who has become an integral part of TNT's Emmy-winning NBA broadcast, spoke with The Huffington Post recently to discuss the Dwight Howard saga, Kobe Bryant's legacy and how he thinks Stephen Curry would fare in his era. What did you think of Dwight Howard's interview the other day with the TNT crew? He seemed candid. I thought it was very honest. This life that we live in, you have to perform to a certain level, or you’ll always be susceptible to criticism. Some people can take it well and some people can’t. When you call yourself a Superman or call yourself a great player, but then you don’t play like that, then of course everyone questions your character. I thought he handled himself well; I thought he was very eloquent in his speech. I think he’s got about four or five years left to go get [a championship], so good luck. I kin...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    On April 4, 2016, Iverson was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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  • 2015
    Age 39
    On May 14, 2015, Iverson appeared on CBS This Morning in support of a Showtime Network documentary on his life, during which he addressed long-discussed rumors of financial struggles, denying any notion that he was struggling. "That's a myth.
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  • 2013
    Age 37
    In November 2013, the 76ers announced that they would officially retire Iverson's number 3 in a special halftime ceremony on March 1, 2014 when the Sixers hosted the Washington Wizards.
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    At the 76ers 2013–14 season home opener that night, he received a standing ovation at the beginning of the second quarter.
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    On October 30, 2013, Iverson announced his retirement from basketball, citing he'd lost his desire to play.
    In January 2013, Iverson received an offer to play for the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League, but he declined.
  • 2011
    Age 35
    Iverson returned to the United States in January 2011 for calf surgery.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    On March 2, 2010, Iverson's wife filed for divorce, seeking custody of their five children, as well as child support and alimony payments.
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    Wearing jersey number 4, Iverson made his debut for Beşiktaş on November 16, 2010, in a Eurocup 91-94 loss to Serbian side Hemofarm.
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    His final NBA game was a loss against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls on February 20, 2010.
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    On February 22, 2010, Iverson left the 76ers indefinitely, citing the need to attend to his 4-year-old daughter Messiah's health issues.
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    On January 3, 2010, he returned to Denver to face the Nuggets; Iverson scored 17 points and had seven assists in the 108-105 win.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    On December 7, 2009, Iverson made his return to Philadelphia, garnering a thunderous ovation from the sold-out crowd, in a loss against his former team, the Denver Nuggets.
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    Iverson would receive a prorated portion of the $1.3 million minimum salary for players with at least 10 years of experience, and the contract would become guaranteed for the remainder of the 2009–10 season if he remained on the roster on January 8, 2010.
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    On November 25, 2009, analyst Stephen A. Smith published on his blog a statement attributed to Iverson announcing plans for retirement, which also said, "I feel strongly that I can still compete at the highest level."
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    However, Iverson again expressed his displeasure at being a bench player, and left the team on November 7, 2009 for "personal reasons".
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    On September 10, 2009, Iverson signed a one-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.
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    On April 3, 2009, it was announced by Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars that Iverson would not play the remainder of the 2008–09 season.
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  • 2008
    Age 32
    On November 3, 2008, Iverson was dealt from the Denver Nuggets to the Detroit Pistons for guard Chauncey Billups, forward Antonio McDyess and center Cheikh Samb.
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    Iverson returned to Philadelphia on March 19, 2008 to a sell-out crowd and received a standing ovation in a 115–113 loss.
  • 2007
    Age 31
    Before Iverson's Nuggets played the Utah Jazz on January 6, 2007, Donaghy said he and the two other officials working the game agreed not to give Iverson favorable calls as a way to "teach him a lesson".
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    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 30
    On December 23, 2006, Iverson played his first game for the Nuggets.
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    On December 19, 2006, 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.
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    Iverson and the Sixers began the 2006–07 NBA season at 3-0 before stumbling out to a 5-10 record through 15 games.
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    During the 2006 off-season, trade rumors had Iverson going to Denver, Atlanta, or Boston.
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    On April 18, 2006, Iverson and Chris Webber arrived late to the Sixers' fan appreciation night and home game finale.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    During the 2005–2006 season, Iverson averaged a career high 33. points per game.
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  • 2004
    Age 28
    The 2004–2005 season saw Iverson and the Sixers bounce back under the tutelage of new head coach Jim O'Brien, and additions of their first round draft pick Andre Iguodala, and All-Star forward Chris Webber, who was acquired in a mid-season trade.
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  • 2003
    Age 27
    Iverson was selected to be part of Team USA for the 2003 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico in August of that year.
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    During the latter part of the 2003–04 NBA season, Iverson bristled under the disciplinarian approach of the Sixers' interim head coach Chris Ford.
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  • 2002
    Age 26
    In 2002, Iverson was alleged to have thrown Tawanna out of their home after a domestic dispute and later threatening two men with a gun while looking for her.
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  • 2001
    Age 25
    In August 2001, he married his high school sweetheart Tawanna at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, New Jersey.
    Fresh off their trip to the Finals, Iverson and the Sixers entered the 2001–2002 season with high expectations, but were plagued by injuries, and only able to muster a 43-39 record to just sneak into the playoffs.
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    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, featuring the duo of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.
  • 2000
    Age 24
    Iverson enjoyed his most successful season as an individual and as a member of the Sixers during the 2000–01 NBA season.
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    During the 2000–01 season, Iverson led his team to a franchise record 10-0 start to the season, and was named starter at the 2001 NBA All-Star Game, where he won the game MVP.
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    In the 2000 off-season, the 76ers actively tried to trade Iverson after his numerous disagreements with then-coach Larry Brown, and had agreed to terms with the Detroit Pistons before Matt Geiger, who was included in the deal, refused to forfeit his $5 million trade kicker.
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  • 1997
    Age 21
    During the 1997 offseason, Iverson and his friends were stopped by a police officer for speeding late at night and was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and for possession of marijuana.
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  • 1996
    Age 20
    Coming to a Philadelphia team that had just finished the previous season at 18-64, Iverson was only able to help the Sixers to a 22–60 record in 1996–97.
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    After two seasons at Georgetown, Iverson was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1996 NBA draft.
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    Following two successful years at Georgetown, Iverson declared eligibility for the 1996 NBA draft, and was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the first overall pick.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 19
    In his second and final season at Georgetown in 1995–96, Iverson led the team to a Big East championship and all the way to the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament, where they lost to Massachusetts.
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  • 1994
    Age 18
    In his first season at Georgetown in 1994–95, Iverson won the Big East Rookie of the Year award and was named to the All Rookie Tournament First Team.
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  • 1993
    Age 17
    On February 14, 1993, Iverson and several of his friends were involved in an altercation with several patrons at a bowling alley in Hampton, Virginia.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Allen Iverson was born on June 7, 1975 in Hampton, Virginia to his single 15-year-old mother, Ann Iverson, and was given his mother's maiden name after his father Allen Broughton left her.
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