Allen Iverson Biography
Allen Iverson is an American former professional basketball player. He played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) at both the shooting guard and point guard positions. Iverson was an eleven-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star game MVP award in 2001 and 2005, and was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2001. In 2016 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2011 he finished his career in Turkey with Besiktas.
Allen Iverson Age
He was born Allen Ezail Iverson on June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia.
Allen Iverson wife
He married Tawanna Turner in 2001 and later dissolved their marriage in 2013.
Allen Iverson Height | Weight
He has a listed weight of 165 lb and stands at a perfect height of 6 feet.
Allen Iverson Early life
He was born to Ann Iverson who was 15 years then. He was raised up in the projects of Hampton, Virginia where drugs and crime were social norms. He was nicknamed “Bubba Chuck” by his neighborhood kids who loved him much. His father figure in his life Michael Freeman was arrested in front of him when he was the age of 9.
He attended Bethel High School. He started as quarterback for the school football team while also playing running back, kick returner, and defensive back. For the school basketball team, he started at point guard. He led both teams to Virginia state championships during his junior year. He earned The Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both sports.
He played for the Boo Williams AAU basketball team and won the 1992 17-and-under AAU national championship.
Allen Iverson Arrest
He was involved in an altercation with several of his friends with several patrons at a bowling alley in Hampton on February 14, 1993. Allegedly his crowd made a loud noise and had to be asked to quiet down several times and eventually, a shouting duel began with another group of youths. Shortly a huge fight erupted pitting the white crowd against the black crowd.
He allegedly struck a woman on the head with a chair during the fight. He was arrested together with three of his friends, who were also black. He was 17 years at the time and was convicted as an adult of the felony charge of maiming by mob.
He spent 4 months at a Newport News City Farm, a correctional facility in Newport News he was granted clemency by Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder and the Virginia Court of Appeals overturned the conviction in 1995 for insufficient evidence.
He completed his senior year of high school at Richard Milburn High School. He was offered a full scholarship to join the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team.
Allen Iverson College basketball
In the 1994-1995 season, his first season at Georgetown he won Big East Rookie of the Year award and was named to the All-Rookie Tournament First Team. That season he led the Hoyas to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament, where they lost to North Carolina.
In his second and final season at Georgetown, he 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. He ended his college career as the Hoyas’ all-time leader in career scoring average, at 22.9 points per game. In 1996 after completing his sophomore year he declared for the 1996 NBA Draft.
Allen Iverson Professional career
1996-06: Philadelphia 76ers
He was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1996 NBA draft after two seasons at Georgetown. In the 1996-1997 season, he was only able to help the Sixers to a 22-60 record. He scored 37 points in a game against the Chicago Bulls and memorably crossed over Michael Jordan.
He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year averaging 23.5 points per game, 7.5 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game for the season. In the 1998-1999 season, he was named to his first All NBA first team where he averaged 26.8 points. He signed a six-year $70 million contract extension. The Sixer continued to improve under his leadership as they qualified 49-33 and qualified for playoffs again.
He averaged 26.2 points, 4.8 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.
Allen Iverson Official Retirement
He received an offer to play for the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League, but he declined in January 2013. He later announced his retirement on October 30, 2013, citing he had lost his desire to play.
In November 2013, the Sixers announced that they would officially retire his number 3 in a special halftime ceremony on March 1, 2014, when the Sixers hosted the Washington Wizards.
The creation of the 3-on-3 professional basketball league BIG3 was announced in 2017, and he was set to be a player and coach on 3’s Company. 3’s Company played its first game of the inaugural BIG3 season against the Ball Hogs on June 25. He scored 2 points on 1-for-6 shooting in 9 minutes of play.
Allen Iverson Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Allen Iverson Awards and honors
- Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
- Class of 2016 – Individual
- NBA Most Valuable Player (2001)
- 4× NBA scoring champion
- 11× NBA All-Star
- 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP
- 7× All-NBA
- 3× NBA steals leader
- NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
- No. 3 retired by the Philadelphia 76ers
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