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Early Life
Allen Iverson was born to a poor family and bad living conditions. Growing up Iverson always dreamed of being an NBA star, but many people doubted him for his small size. Standing at only 6 foot and weighing at 180 pounds he was much smaller than the average NBA player.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")
College Career
As Iverson entered college he had mastered how to use his extraordinary speed to blow by the bigger players and get to the basket. In his two years at Georgetown Iverson won two Big East defensive player of the year awards (averaging 3.2 steals per game) and also won an Olympic gold medal at the World University games in Japan. Iverson led the team in scoring and assists averaging 16.7 points per game and 6.1 assists per game. Due to his families financial needs Iverson left college and declared for the NBA soon becoming the first pick in the NBA draft by the 76ers.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson)
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NBA Career
In his rookie season with the 6ers Iverson proved that height was not so important. After averaging 23.5 points per game Iverson was named the NBA’s rookie of the year. Two years after winning the rookie of the year award Iverson won his first ever scoring title averaging 26.8 points per game and was named a started for the Eastern All Star team (Iverson’s 1st appearance in the All Star Game). Entering the 2001-2002 season there were multiple trade rumors involving Iverson and his poor behavior. Iverson would go on to silence the critics averaging 31.1 points per game, winning the NBA’s MVP award. Iverson would also lead the 6ers to the NBA finals, but they would lose to the Los Angeles Lakers. Iverson would continue his domination in the 2002-2003 season, again winning the scoring title averaging 31.4 points per game. At the end of the 2003 season Iverson’s #3 jersey was retired at Bethel High School where Iverson was the all-time leading scorer. In his next season Iverson dropped down in scoring production (Averaging 26.4 points per game) and once again was criticized for poor off-court behavior and trade rumors continued. For the second time in his career Iverson stepped up and proved himself again. In the 2004-2005 season he averaged 30.7 points per game. In that season Iverson also had his career high 60 points in a game versus Orlando and scored over 50 points in two consecutive games (joining only one other person to do so- Michael Jordan). The 2005-2006 would be Iverson’s last with the 76ers. He averaged 30.7 points per game and a career high 7.9 assists and won his fourth and final scoring title. After the 2005 season Iverson was traded and never achieved anything near as great as he did with the 6ers. He is considered one of the greatest 6ers of all time.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")
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Iverson was born to a poor family and his mother was struggling to support the family with the absence of Allen’s father.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

During his childhood Iverson had to deal with the deaths of over ten of his close friends.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

Following the USA University Games gold medal Iverson and teamates were rewarded with a tour of the White House.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

At one point of Iverson’s childhood he had to walk through knee-deep sewage to get in and out of his house.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

At the age of seventeen Iverson was arrested for being part of a mob scene at a local bowling alley.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

In 1993 following Iverson's arrest a movement consisting of 300 people protested against the decision to put him in jail.
(Aldridge "Importance of Being Allen Iverson")

Before his rookie season Iverson accepted a contract worth $9.4 million dollars
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

After his rookie of the year season Iverson was arrested on drugs and firearms possession charges.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

In 2004, Iverson along with teammates Kyle Korver and Willie Green handed out over 250 turkeys to people who could not afford them on their own.
(NBA "76ers Community Assist")

After his rookie season Iverson accepted a lifetime endorsement deal with Reebok.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

In 1997 he was arrested and charged for carrying a concealed weapon and for possession of marijuana for which he was sentenced to community service.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

In 2004, Iverson hosted his annual charitable weekend to help benefit the Boys & Girls club in Greater Washington and Philadelphia.
(NBA "76ers Community Assitst")

In 2006, Iverson's number three 76ers jersey was among the top five best selling list.
(NBA "Top Selling Jerseys")

In 2006, Iverson helped with the Crossover Foundation where Iverson and other teammates helped fund tickets for kids to come off the street and go to a Sixers game.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

In 2008, Iverson appeared in a political attack ad.
(Jockbio "Allen Iverson")

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Works Cited (Chart)

“Allen Iverson.” Jockbio.com. Black Book Partners, n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2010. <http://www.jockbio.com/‌Bios/‌Iverson/‌Iverson_bio.html>.

Aldridge, David. “The Importance of Being Allen Iverson.” NBA.com. N.p., 8 Dec. 2010. Web. 9 Mar. 2010. <http://www.nba.com/‌2009/‌news/‌features/‌david_aldridge/‌12/‌07/‌iverson.returns/‌index.html>.

“Iverson Wins July NBA Community Assist Reward.” NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, 5 Aug. 2004. Web. 10 Mar. 2010. <http://www.nba.com/‌sixers/‌community/‌iverson_040805.html>.


Works Cited (Summary)
“Allen Iverson.” Hoopedia. N.p., 22 June 2008. Web. 9 Mar. 2010. < http://hoopedia.nba.com/‌index.php?title=Allen_Iverson>.

“Allen Iverson.” DatabaseBasketball.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2010. <http://www.databasebasketball.com/‌players/‌playerpage.htm?ilkid=IVERSAL0>.

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Works Cited (Go Animate)
Aldridge, David. “The Importance of Being Allen Iverson.” NBA.com. N.p., 8 Dec. 2010. Web. 9 Mar. 2010. <http://www.nba.com/‌2009/‌news/‌features/‌david_aldridge/‌12/‌07/‌iverson.returns/‌index.html>.

“Allen Iverson.” Hoopedia. N.p., 22 June 2008. Web. 9 Mar. 2010. < http://hoopedia.nba.com/‌index.php?title=Allen_Iverson>.

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Works Cited
Aldridge, David. “The Importance of Being Allen Iverson.” NBA.com. N.p., 8 Dec. 2010. Web. 9 Mar. 2010. <http://www.nba.com/‌2009/‌news/‌features/‌david_aldridge/‌12/‌07/‌iverson.returns/‌index.html>.
“Allen Iverson.” DatabaseBasketball.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2010. <http://www.databasebasketball.com/‌players/‌playerpage.htm?ilkid=IVERSAL0>.
“Allen Iverson.” Hoopedia. N.p., 22 June 2008. Web. 9 Mar. 2010. < http://hoopedia.nba.com/‌index.php?title=Allen_Iverson>.
“Allen Iverson.” Jockbio.com. Black Book Partners, n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2010. <http://www.jockbio.com/‌Bios/‌Iverson/‌Iverson_bio.html>.
“Iverson Wins July NBA Community Assist Reward.” NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, 5 Aug. 2004. Web. 10 Mar. 2010. <http://www.nba.com/‌sixers/‌community/‌iverson_040805.html>.
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