NBA: The Rise, Fall, and Eventual Disappearance of Allen Iverson

August 13th, 2011 by Zachary Kondratenko Leave a reply »
The NBA has seen a lot of polarizing figures come and go over its 65 year history.

Who can forget Red Auerbach and all of his cigar-chomping greatness? How about Dennis Rodman with his outlandish antics (and even more outlandish rebounding numbers)? Ron Artest has punched a fan, gotten drunk at halftime, changed his name, and most importantly played great defense. 

But one player divided fans more than any of those guys and more than anyone prior to the LeBron James-Miami Heat debacle. Who was this player? The answer is..... Well, The Answer.

Allen Iverson is one of the most hated, most loved, and most recognizable players in the history of the game. Iverson's haters will say he was a punk, a criminal. They say he brought a bad image to the NBA and was a ball hog who never led the Sixers to a championship. He was a me-first guy.

But Iverson's supporters will say he battled through a rough upbringing. They say he was the best little man in the history of the game and one of the most dominant scorers ever. They'll also say nobody other than Jordan or Russell played the game with more passion or effort.

So, which is it? Is Iv ...

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