Allen Iverson: Ending a Hall Of Fame Career Back Where it All Began

November 28th, 2009 by Brandon Ribak Leave a reply »
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Bring it back to June 1996 when young Allen Iverson was selected first pick overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.

After a full season, the Georgetown-er won the Rookie of the Year Award, averaging 23.5 PPG, including a 50-point game against Cleveland.

Through thick and thin Iverson remained with the Philadelphia 76ers for 10 straight seasons, carrying his team to the NBA Finals in 2001 for the first time since the Sixers 1983 championship.

Throwing all the drug and gun possessions to the side, Iverson's so-called rap album that contained offensive lyrics toward woman and gays, and the infamous "Practice" press conference video, A.I. is undoubtedly one of the best players to have ever played the game of basketball.

From creating the crossover , to literally changing the game of basketball, Iverson will forever be remembered as an extremely influential icon in NBA history.

Once it was finalized that A.I had officially retired, I had to sit down and take a moment to really let the words soak in.

I immediately thought to myself that there is ...

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