Professional Basketball Player (now retired)
Full Name:Allen Ezail Iverson
Nick Name:AI, The Answer, Mr. Crossover, Ivy
Bornplace:Hampton, Virginia, United States
Date of Birth:June 7, 1975
Religion:Iverson believes in God.
Height:6 ft or 183 cm
Weight:75 kg or 165 lbs
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Measurements:Allen Iverson’s body specifications may be –
Shoe Size:11 (US) or 10.5 (UK) or 45 (EU)
- More solo than a team player
- Strength and Size
- Siblings: Brandy Iverson (Sister), Mister Allen Iverson (Brother), Iiesha Iverson (Sister)
- Father: Allen Broughton
- Mother: Ann Iverson
Best Known For:His toughness and passion for the game, his personality and character, his crossover and scoring ability.
Education:Iverson went to Bethel High School where he competed as a quarterback, running back, kick returner and defensive back for the Bethel’s football team. Allen also performed as a starting point guard for the basketball team.
Allen Iverson Favorites:
- Spot in Turkey: T.G.I Friday’s
Do You Know These Facts:
- The fighting incident he was involved in has been explored in the documentary movie No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010).
- In his freshman year at Georgetown University, Iverson achieved the Big East Rookie of the Year award. He was also selected to the All-Rookie Tournament First Team.
- He was chosen as the 1st pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
- Before the 1999 / 2000 NBA season, Iverson penned a new six-year contract worth 70 million dollars.
- He competed for the East at the 2000 NBA All-Star. That was his first All-Star appearance.
- Iverson once stated that Larry Brown (His coach at Philadelphia 76ers) was the best coach in the world.
- During the 2003-2004 season, there were many incidents between Iverson and 76ers trainer Randy Ayers. Allen missed a lot of practices and had lots of confrontations with the coach which led to Philadelphia’s worst record for the first time since 1997. The team also failed to reach a spot in the playoffs.
- On December 19, 2006, Allen got traded along with Ivan McFarlin to the Denver Nuggets in substitute for Andre Miller, Joe Smith and two first-round picks in the 2007 NBA Draft.
- On March 19, 2008, Allen shifted back to Philadelphia 76ers.
- On November 3, 2008, Iverson signed with the Detroit Pistons after he got traded for Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyess, and Cheikh Samb.
- He signed a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies on September 10, 2009. However, Iverson played in only three games for the Grizzlies as he was released by the team.
- Allen again returned back to Philadelphia on December 7, 2009. He agreed to a non guaranteed deal worth 1.3 million dollars minimum salary for players who have minimum of 10 years of experience in the NBA.
- On October 26, 2010, Iverson penned a two-year deal with the Turkish TBL team Besiktas for a price of 4 million dollars.
- In January 2013, Allen was offered a spot in the Texas Legends team in the NBA D-League. Eventually, AI did not accept the offer.
- On October 30, 2013, Iverson officially retired from the game of basketball.
- His number 3 was retired by the Philadelphia 76ers in a halftime ceremony on March 1, 2014, during a game between the Sixers and Washington Wizards.
- He competed and won the gold medal as a member of USA’s World University Games Team in Japan in 1995.
- In the summer of 1997, Iverson was charged with possessing marijuana and for carrying a concealed weapon.
- In 2005, his bodyguard punched a man at Washington D.C. nightclub. He suffered a concussion, burst blood vessel in one of his eyes, torn rotator cuff, a ruptured eardrum and a lot of bruises and cuts.
- Check AI’s official website @ alleniverson3.net.
- Follow Iverson on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.