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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.
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April 23, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
YOU WANT the Answer? Watch "Iverson," a documentary about a pint-sized player who made a giant impact in the NBA. The film, which debuted at New York's Tribeca Film Festival last April, will premiere on television on Showtime on May 16 at 9 p.m. Director Zatella Beatty somehow squeezes Allen Iverson's life into 97 minutes. Touches on his childhood in Hampton, Va., his much-publicized arrest at a bowling alley brawl at 17, his college years at Georgetown and his NBA career, which included 12 seasons with the Sixers.
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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April 11, 2016
FOR THE FIRST time since it was announced Monday that he was among the class of 2016 for the Basketball Hall of Fame, Allen Iverson met with the Philadelphia media Friday. In a 25-minute gathering, Iverson spoke of his love of the Philly fans, of his desire to play as hard as he could for them each and every night and his desire to continue to improve as a person. While tearfully speaking of those who meant so much to him in his life and how he wanted to include them in his induction, he mentioned the late Phil Jasner, who also earned Hall of Fame induction for his 76ers coverage for the Daily News for 29 years.
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April 10, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
If Friday was any indication, Allen Iverson is going to be one teary-eyed Hall of Famer when he is inducted Sept. 9 in Springfield, Mass. Merely talking about being elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame brought the 76ers legend to tears Friday during a news conference at the Wells Fargo Center. "I'm up here getting emotional with you guys from this," Iverson said. "So imagine what it's going to be when that day comes. All I want is the people that love and care about Allen Iverson to feel good about that day. And the ones that don't love him, I want my family and my friends and my fans to say, 'Ha, ha.' " An emotional Allen Iverson has the perfect response for anyone unhappy to see him in the Hall of Fame.
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April 6, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
None of the 76ers were surprised that Allen Iverson was elected Monday morning to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "Who else was going to be in there?" Nerlens Noel said following Monday's practice. "He's one of the greatest ever to do it, especially as a 6-foot guard in the NBA and the way he was able to put on a show night in and night out. "He was Philadelphia's greatest. I think he was more than deserving. " Iverson joins Darrell Garretson, Shaquille O'Neal, Sherryl Swoopes, John McLendon, Tom Izzo, Zelmo Beaty, Yao Ming, Cumberland Posey and Jerry Reinsdorf in the Class of 2016.
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April 6, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
HOUSTON - On the morning it was announced that he would be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 9, Allen Iverson, decked out in a King of Hearts shirt with chains hanging from his neck, was seated at a round table in a hotel ballroom explaining that 20 years after he was drafted by the Sixers, five years retired and finally out of the chaos that was his life from the bowling-alley incident, to prison, to Georgetown, to...
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April 6, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
HOUSTON - Being a supporter of Allen Iverson through the years was not - as the man himself suggested Monday - always an easy position to hold. Whether it was family, friends, teammates, coaches or fans, the ride they took with Iverson always alternated between exhilarating and exasperating and back again, and often very quickly. It was a thrill ride for sure, and now it has ended, at least the basketball part of it, with Iverson's impending enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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April 6, 2016
DO NOT misinterpret this, because I completely believe that Allen Iverson deserved to be a first-ballot Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. The player known as "The Answer" is a four-time NBA scoring champion and was one of the toughest on-the-court competitor I've ever seen. With Iverson having 11 All-Star selections on his résumé, being a 26.7 points career scorer and establishing himself as one of the most iconic athletes of recent times, it was only appropriate on Monday that he joined Shaquille O'Neal, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, former USA Olympian and WNBA pioneer Sheryl Swoopes, former NBA and Chinese star Yao Ming and Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, among others, as Hall of Fame selections.
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March 12, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
To longtime 76ers fans, it was a sight to see. Julius Erving graciously and, as always, eloquently speaking to the media when Allen Iverson joined the session and the two shared a couple of bear hugs before Doc planted a kiss on Iverson's forehead. It was a look into the past. Into what had been a great organization on a night when the bridge from past to present continued to be constructed. The 76ers hosted the Sixers Youth Program gala Thursday night on the floor of the Palestra, a charitable event with the proceeds benefiting area children who are less fortunate.
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March 11, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
TO LONGTIME 76ers fans, it was a sight to see. Julius Erving graciously and, as always, eloquently speaking to the media when Allen Iverson joined the session and the two shared a couple of bearhugs before Doc planted a kiss on Iverson's forehead. It was a look into the past. Into what had been a great franchise on a night when the bridge from past to present continued to be constructed. The team hosted the Sixers Youth Foundation gala Thursday night on the floor of the beloved Palestra, a charitable event with the proceeds benefiting area kids who are less fortunate.
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February 16, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame revealed Friday that Allen Iverson is among 14 finalists for induction this year. And if there's a paucity of public debate over who among the finalists will get in and who deserves to, the indisputable credentials of candidates such as Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, and Sheryl Swoopes are only part of the reason. The other part has to do with the selection process itself. The Hall has two screening committees, North American and women's, that were in charge of choosing those 14 finalists.
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February 14, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - Allen Iverson is one step away from reaching basketball immortality. The former all-star guard and 76ers legend was among 14 finalists selected Friday for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2016 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at the Final Four in Houston on April 4. The Class of 2016 will be enshrined during Hall of Fame festivities in Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 8-10. "I'm just proud of the people that helped me, just for it be a debate if I'm going to be a Hall of Famer or not," Iverson, 40, said after the ceremony at Sheraton Centre Toronto.
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