Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

Basketball Player

Allen Ezail Iverson is an American former professional basketball player. Nicknamed "the Answer", he played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association at both the shooting guard and point guard positions.

Full Name
Allen Ezail Iverson
Jun 7, 1975
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Allen Ezail Iverson was born on June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia. His zodiac sign is Gemini and his ethnicity is African-American. He grew up with his mother, Ann Iverson, and three siblings. His father abandoned the family when Iverson was just four years old. Growing up without a father figure had a huge impact on Iverson's life; he got involved in several fights as a teen and his bad-boy reputation followed him through college.

Iverson attended Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia, where he excelled at basketball and football. He earned All-American honors in both sports, but chose to pursue a career in basketball after receiving numerous college scholarship offers. After high school, he attended Georgetown University for two years before entering the 1996 NBA Draft. 

Iverson was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the first overall pick of the draft and went on to become one of the most successful players in franchise history. During his tenure with the Sixers, Iverson earned 10 All-Star selections and was named MVP of the 2001 season after leading the team to the NBA Finals. He holds several franchise records including most points scored (24,368) and most assists (5,624). 

After leaving Philadelphia in 2006, Iverson continued to play for several teams until his official retirement from professional basketball in 2013. Since then he has been inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and FIBA Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Allen Iverson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 7, 1975, Allen Iverson was born in Hampton, Virginia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gatorade Player of the Year Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Iverson wins the Gatorade Player of the Year Award for high school basketball.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 26, 1996, Iverson was drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Crosses Over Jordan</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">A famous move during a game against the Bulls where Iverson crossed over Michael Jordan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA MVP</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Iverson became  Rookie of the Year in his first season. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Contract with Memphis Grizzlies</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a one year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires From Basketball</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Announces his retirement from professional basketball after 14 seasons in the NBA.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Allen Iverson is an iconic basketball player. He was the face of the NBA during the late 90s and early 2000s, and his highlight reel plays have been immortalized as some of the most memorable in NBA history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Competitor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Allen Iverson was known for his relentless competitive spirit. He never backed down from any challenge, always striving to be the best on the court no matter who he was playing against.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Inspirational</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Allen Iverson has inspired countless people with his story. From his humble roots in Hampton, Virginia to becoming one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Allen Iverson’s story is truly inspirational. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Overall Draft Pick</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Allen Iverson was the first overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Four-Time NBA Scoring Champion</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Allen Iverson won the NBA scoring title four times (1999, 2001, 2002 and 2005).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> 11 All-Star Appearances</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Allen Iverson was voted to 11 All-Star games during his career, the most of any player during the 2000s.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Member of the 30,000 Point Club</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Allen Iverson became a member of the 30,000 point club when he scored 50 points against Milwaukee in 2006.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Only Player to Score 50 Points and Win Rookie of The Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1997, Allen Iverson became the only player in NBA history to win both Rookie of the Year and score 50 points in a single game.</p></div>


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