35 Facts About Allen Iverson

1. On May 14, 2015, Allen 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.

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2. Allen Iverson was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and for possession of marijuana.

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3. Allen Iverson pleaded no contest and was sentenced to community service.

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4. Allen Iverson wore ear rings, a head band, and street clothing to press conferences which was unheard of in the early 2000s NBA.

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5. Allen Iverson was a very controversial player but it can't be denied that he fueled the merging of the hip-hop and rap culture and the National Basketball Association.

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6. On October 30, 2013, Allen Iverson announced his retirement from basketball, citing he'd lost his desire to play.

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7. In January 2013, Allen Iverson received an offer to play for the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League, but he declined.

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8. Allen Iverson was voted as a starter for the All-Star Game for the 11th straight season.

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9. On December 7, 2009, Allen 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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10. Allen Iverson played three games for the Grizzlies, averaging 12.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, and 3.7 apg in 22.3 mpg.

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11. On September 10, 2009, Allen Iverson signed a one-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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12. Allen Iverson attempted 12 free throws, more than any other player on either team.

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13. On December 23, 2006, Allen Iverson played his first game for the Nuggets.

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14. At the time of the trade, Allen Iverson was the NBA's number two leading scorer with new teammate Carmelo Anthony being number one.

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15. Allen Iverson wants out and we're ready to accommodate him.

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16. Allen Iverson had made it clear that he would like to stay a Sixer.

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17. In 2005, Allen Iverson said that Brown was without a doubt "the best coach in the world".

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18. Allen Iverson continued wearing his sleeve long after his elbow had healed.

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19. Allen Iverson led the Sixers to their first finals since their 1983 championship.

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20. Allen Iverson was named to the All NBA First team for his accomplishments.

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21. Allen Iverson had 93 first-place votes out of a possible 124.

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22. Allen Iverson was named NBA Most Valuable Player; at 6 feet and 165 pounds, he became the shortest and lightest player to win the MVP award.

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23. Allen Iverson averaged a then-career high 31.1 points, winning his second NBA scoring title in the process.

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24. Allen Iverson was the only player other than Shaquille O'Neal to receive a MVP vote that year.

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25. Allen Iverson led the Sixers to an upset over the number three seeded Orlando Magic in four games, before losing to the Indiana Pacers in the second round in six games.

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26. Allen Iverson averaged 26.8 points and was named to his first All NBA first team.

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27. Allen Iverson broke Wilt Chamberlain's rookie record of three straight games with at least 40 points, doing so in five straight games, including a 50-point effort in Cleveland against the Cavaliers.

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28. Allen Iverson was the first player under Coach Thompson to leave Georgetown early for the NBA.

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29. Allen Iverson ended his college career as the Hoyas' all-time leader in career scoring average, at 22.9 points per game.

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30. Allen Iverson started as point guard for the school basketball team.

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31. Allen Iverson was born on June 7, 1975 in Hampton, Virginia to a 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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32. Allen Iverson returned as a player-coach for 3's Company in the inaugural season of the BIG3.

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33. Allen Iverson finished his career in Turkey with Besiktas in 2011.

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34. Allen Iverson represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning the bronze medal.

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35. Allen Iverson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

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