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Allen Iverson

February 23, 2012 by · Comments Off on Allen Iverson 

Allen Iverson, Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975) is an American professional basketball player, playing both the point guard and shooting guard positions. Iverson attended Bethel High School and was a dual-sport athlete; he earned The Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both football and basketball, and won the Division AAA Virginia State Championship in both sports. After high school, Iverson attended Georgetown University for two years, where he would set the school record for career scoring average (22.9 points per game) and won Big East Defensive Player of the Year awards both years.

Following two successful years at Georgetown, Iverson declared eligibility for the 1996 NBA Draft, and was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the number one pick. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in the 1996-97 season. Iverson is an eleven-time NBA All-Star which includes winning the All-Star MVP award in 2001 and 2005.

Winning the NBA scoring title during the 1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2004-05 seasons, Iverson was one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, despite his 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 was also the NBA Most Valuable Player of the 2000-01 season and led his team to the 2001 NBA Finals the same season. Iverson represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning the Bronze medal. He also played for the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and the Memphis Grizzlies, before returning to the 76ers for part of the 2009-10 season.

He was rated the 5th greatest NBA shooting guard of all time by ESPN in 2008.

Lebron James Nike Commercial

October 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on Lebron James Nike Commercial 

Lebron James Nike Commercial, LeBron James turned negative feedback he received from his decision to sign with the Miami Heat in the subject of his new Nike commercial. James asks several questions in the ad, which start with “What should I do?” Throughout the business, James brings a variety of different criticisms made his decision. He even gives a shout out to Charles Barkley, who called James out by saying that race plays a factor in the negative response. The commercial ends with the most important question: “Should be what you want to be?” Scroll down to view the video.

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Allen Iverson Retired

November 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on Allen Iverson Retired 

Stephen A. Smith announced today that Allen Iverson retired today after only playing three games this season.  Iverson played for the Memphis Grizzlies this year however took a leave of absence after only three games.  The Grizzlies weren’t going to put up with Iverson’s antics and waived him.

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Iverson has been known to cause disruptions on the previous teams he has played for, which include Philadelphia, Denver and Detroit.  Which brings me to the video clip below. In one of the classic rants from a professional player or coach Iverson goes off on a reporter after asked a question about missing practice.  As Iverson sees it it’s just “we’re talking about practice….not a game…practice?”.

Obviously it wasn’t that important to him as he repeats “practice?” about 20 times and he wasn’t to fond of showing up to practice.  It goes down as a top clip in all the countdown shows when they have to do with player meltdowns.

But all kidding aside, Iverson will leave behind a great NBA career.  He was an NBA All Star 10 times, averaged 27 points and 6 assists over his career and averaged 42 minutes per game he played.

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