Allen Iverson: Fallen Hero?

March 9th, 2010 by Tom Smith Leave a reply »
Who knows what goes through the heads of kids today with regard to athletes as heroes. Do they even bother looking up to athletes?

Allen Iverson doesn't hold any sway over the kids of today, though. He made his fan base in the pre-TMZ era (Oh, do I miss those days!). There are a lot of young adults out there who grew up idolizing Allen Iverson.

There was a lot to like.

Despite standing barely six feet tall, and weighing in at around 165 pounds soaking wet, the man many called "The Answer" emerged from the depths of a high school scandal that landed him in jail to become one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the NBA and even reaching the NBA Finals once.

His fearless forays into the forest of big men waiting for him in the lane were nothing short of a testament to heart. Iverson had a big heart—his competitive fire during games was almost unparalleled.

Iverson's crossover dribble and his ability to break the ankles of his defenders was a nightly demonstration of incredible quickness.

Allen Iverson never had much of a jump shot, but his quickness and fearlessness were usually able to compensate ...

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