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May 16, 2001
Of course.
NEWS
September 12, 2007
I'VE ALWAYS been a fan of Allen Iverson, unlike the media. We the public seem to hear only the negative stories, but never the small acts of kindness he performs. These stories are just as important to give people more complete pictures of athletes like Mr. Iverson who are continually portrayed as immature hooligans. A few weeks ago in Virginia, a friend of my cousin's was in a horrible car accident. Trying to find her cell phone, she lost control of her car going off an exit ramp and it flipped.
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January 29, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
ALLEN IVERSON and Delonte West sharing the same backcourt? It could happen if the Texas Legends get their way. The Legends, the Development League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, signed West, who starred at Saint Joseph's, on Friday. Now, according to a report, they are trying to convince Iverson to join the team. ESPN.com, citing sources, reported the Legends are pursuing the 37-year-old Iverson, who hasn't played in the NBA since 2009-10. His last game was Feb. 20, 2010 when he scored 13 points and dished three assists in his final start with the Sixers.
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March 1, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
ALLEN IVERSON played with a chip on his shoulder the size of Gibraltar. It was his fuel. Sometimes that fuel flooded the engine, but Iverson never backed off a challenge. Maybe it was because of his childhood growing up in Hampton, Va., where he was the man of the house at a too-young age. Maybe it was seeing people from the neighborhood getting killed or going to prison. Maybe it was being imprisoned - wrongly, he believed - and missing out on his senior year of basketball. Or maybe because he was usually the smallest player on the court, feeling he had to prove himself every minute, showing everyone that size doesn't matter.
NEWS
December 26, 2002
ABOUT BEING picked for the Olympic basketball team, Allen Iverson states, "Anybody in their right mind that's seen me play for seven years, that sees the talent we have out there in this league, knows that if I'm not selected, it wouldn't be fair. " Iverson is already making himself out be a potential victim - again. I've seen him play for seven years. What have I seen? Missed practices. An arrest. A consistent under-40 percent shooter. An assist-to-turnover ratio barely above 1 (for non-basketball fans - that's not good)
SPORTS
March 30, 2013
Former 76ers guard Allen Iverson is expected to be at Saturday's game at the Wells Fargo Center when the Sixers host the Charlotte Bobcats at 8 p.m. Iverson is scheduled to be introduced on the court before the game, and fans will receive an Iverson bobblehead. Iverson led the Sixers to the 2001 NBA Finals and is one of the franchise's all-time great players. He is the franchise leader in 40-point games (76) and three-pointers (885) and is second behind Hal Greer in points (19,931)
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February 8, 2013
Former 76ers star Allen Iverson has lost his $4.5 million Atlanta mansion to foreclosure, according to TMZ. The gossip website says Iverson allegedly defaulted on a $1.2 million mortgage and tried to prevent an auction but failed. Iverson sold his six-bedroom Gladwyne mansion for $2.6 million in 2010. The Denver Post reported in 2011 that his Colorado home went into foreclosure after he stopped paying the mortgage while owing well over $2 million. The 38-year-old Iverson, who last week declined an offer from the D-League Texas Legends, reportedly has a trust fund worth $32 million that he is prohibited from touching until he turns 55 and draws a $1 million yearly stipend.
NEWS
July 14, 2002
The following are excerpts from the hundreds of pages of online discussion about Allen Iverson at philly.com. Participants in the online chat have given permission for their comments to be reprinted here. Sooner or later Allen Iverson has to realize what a wonderful situation he has in being able to do what he loves to do for so-o-o-o much money. Just think how good he could be if he would practice. H. Ron McClellan Middletown, Pa. Wednesday, 2:22 p.m. I understand that Allen Iverson comes from a poverty-stricken background, so do I. But as an adult, I know better than to be carrying a gun looking for my wife.
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January 31, 2013 | Associated Press
Allen Iverson is taking a pass on the D-League. Iverson, the former 76ers star who was the NBA's 2001 most valuable player, has turned down an opportunity to return to basketball with the Dallas Mavericks' Development League affiliate. Iverson posted a series of tweets on Tuesday explaining his decision to decline an offer from Texas Legends co-owner Donnie Nelson to join the team. "I thank Donnie and Dallas for the consideration," Iverson wrote. "And while I think the D-League is a great opportunity, it is not the route for me. " Gary Moore, Iverson's manager, confirmed the decision with the Associated Press.
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June 6, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Ed Snider assumed ownership and control of the 76ers in 1996, and one year later, Lewis Katz began playing a vital role in his dear friend's venture into an unfamiliar sport, serving as an adviser to the brilliant and demanding basketball mind Snider and team president Pat Croce had hired as head coach. Larry Brown has always needed a coterie of counselors to massage his neuroses, serve as sounding boards, and assure him everything would be OK. From Jerry Stackhouse to Derrick Coleman, from Tim Thomas to a tempestuous second-year guard named Allen Iverson, that '97-98 Sixers team tested Brown's patience throughout a long, 31-win season.
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March 14, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whether it's diving over a courtside table, bumping heads with a teammate in a scramble for a loose ball, or getting run over while taking a charge, Ryan Arcidiacono never gives a second thought about sacrificing his body during a Villanova basketball game, no matter the score. If that means recurring trips to the hospital for stitches for the Wildcats sophomore point guard, so be it. "I dropped him off at 'Nova two years ago," said his father, Joe. "Within two weeks he calls us and says, 'Dad, I've got to go to the hospital.' He got stitches in his head.
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March 6, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After establishing a career high for points at the Wells Fargo Center for the second time in two seasons, Villanova guard Darrun Hilliard indicated that he liked playing on the same basketball court where Allen Iverson starred for the 76ers. "A.I. was the man; that was my favorite player," said Hilliard, a junior from Bethlehem. "Seeing him go out there and being the smallest guy on the court and doing what he did with everything against him, it was something that I looked up to. " The 6-foot Iverson, who had his No. 3 retired Saturday night by the Sixers, energized a lot of youths who grew up during his time in the NBA, especially in his 10 seasons in Philadelphia from his rookie season of 1996-97 until his trade to Denver in 2006.
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March 4, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - It was almost a full day after the ceremony, yet there was still plenty to talk about concerning the retirement of Allen Iverson's No. 3 on Saturday night. During a season in which there hasn't been much to smile about, no one could help but cheer up when talking about A.I. Two members of the 76ers organization who have never put on a uniform were mentioned by Iverson during his heartfelt halftime speech, and a day later it still had them shaking their heads. Allen Lumpkin started working for the team as a ball boy in 1977 and has served in a variety of positions with the team since, most currently director of basketball administration.
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March 4, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE EFFECTS of Allen Iverson's career and carriage cannot be overstated. He influenced not only a league but a culture; braided, tatted and 'tuded; valiant, defiant, unapologetic. The 76ers retired Iverson's No. 3 on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in a stirring ceremony that offered a respite from the catastrophe they have created this season. Yesterday afternoon, Villanova dismantled Marquette on the court under which Iverson's number now hangs. If the Wildcats weren't aware that Big East nemesis Creighton lost Saturday night, putting Villanova atop the conference, it was because they were watching A.I.'s love-in.
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March 3, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THOUGH HIS stature was minute compared to the men he played against, everything else about Allen Iverson was off-the-charts huge. The numbers posted by the generously listed 6-footer speak for themselves, with a 26.7 career scoring average (seventh all time) on 24,368 points (21st in NBA history). He captured the league MVP Award in 2001, the same year he carried the 76ers to the NBA Finals, was named an All-Star 11 times, led the league in scoring four times, in minutes played twice, free throws made twice and steals twice.
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March 3, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. - David Buchanan was one of the final players invited to spring training by the Phillies. He was left unprotected in December's Rule 5 draft, making him available to every team in baseball. So, when the 24-year-old righthander, with his mother and stepfather in attendance, struck out Derek Jeter on Saturday, there was reason to smile. "That's one I'll remember for a long time," Buchanan said. He pitched two scoreless innings, dodged some hard-hit balls, and enjoyed some favorable strike calls.
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March 3, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
For one night, the spirit that used to accompany more-successful teams was pervasive through the sold-out crowd of 20,856 at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers fans came to honor Allen Iverson, who had his No. 3 jersey lifted to the rafters. Even though the 38-year-old Iverson is four years past his last NBA game, he can still draw and inspire a crowd. Another Sixers loss was by far the secondary story, this time a 122-103 defeat to the Washington Wizards. It was the 13th consecutive defeat.
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March 3, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
He wore black from top to toe. Black fedora. Black jacket. Black jeans. Black shoes. He even wore black-rimmed glasses, the sort of concession to age that he was never willing to make as a player. You had to look at him. It was stark. It was arresting. It was Allen Iverson. It was perfect. He came back to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night for a ceremony to retire his Sixers uniform No. 3, for a night thick with nostalgia, much of it genuine, much of it carefully crafted and cherry-picked.
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March 2, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers interrupt this drab season to introduce a high level of excitement with the retirement of Allen Iverson's jersey during halftime of the game against the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Entering Friday, the Sixers were 29th out of 30 NBA teams in attendance, averaging 13,456. Iverson is once again bringing out the fans. The Sixers said that only a limited number of tickets were available. For a Sixers team that is 15-43 and has lost 12 in a row, an event with such a big-game feel will be a welcome diversion.
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