Throwback Thursday - Allen Iverson
Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975) played for 14 seasons in both the shooting guard and point guard positions. Iverson was an eleven-time NBA All-Star, won the All Star game MVP in 2001 and 2005, and was MVP in 2001.
Iverson went to school in Virginia and was a dual-sport athlete succeeding in both basketball and football. After trouble with the law while at high school, Iverson attended Georgetown University for two years, where he set the school record for career scoring average of 22.9 points per game.
Iverson was selected by the 76ers with the 1st overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He was named the NBA Rookie of the year. Winning the NBA scoring title on 4 occasions Iverson was one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, despite his relatively small stature (listed at 6 feet, 0 inches). His regular season career scoring average of 26.7 points per game ranks sixth all-time, and his playoff career scoring average of 29.7 points per game is second only to Michael Jordan. Iverson represented the US at the 2004 Olympics. He also played for the Nuggets, Pistons and the Grizzlies, before ending his NBA career with the 76ers during the 2009-2010 season.
However, we will always remember A.I. for crossing out His Airness;
Congratulations to Allen Iverson, Cherry's Throwback Thursday player of the week!