Allen Iverson: The Greatest Little Big Man of All-Time

September 5th, 2010 by Michael Fogliano Leave a reply »
He's barely six feet tall and had led the Philadelphia Sixers to the playoffs six years in a row and an NBA Final in 2001. This No. 1 overall draft pick, out of Georgetown is one of the greatest scorers of all time.

His name?

Allen Iverson.

We've all heard about Calvin Murphy, Nate "Tiny" Archibald, Spud Webb, Earl Monroe, and Jerry West, but Allen Iverson rises above them all.

Allen Iverson is said to be one of the greatest and most "fun to watch" athletes to play the sport. The way he took over games was amazing, his way of play was, "Give me the ball, and I'll put it in the net."

Some may say he was cocky, but it was a trait that fit him well. He and everyone else knew he was good and knew he could tear it up on the basketball court. So, why not speak the truth?

In 1997 when Iverson joined the league, he wanted to make a statement and prove he belonged in the NBA. He did so by averaging 23.5 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game. These great statistics brought him the Rookie of the Year award.

He knew he meant business.

Over the next nine years w ...

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