This year for me, it's personal. It's going to be like my rookie season all over againIverson -- Out to prove naysayers wrong Sep 10, 2009
Things are not getting better so maybe a change is neededSixers fire Ayers; Chris Ford takes over Feb 10, 2004
We just always have to do everything the hard wayIn Sports from United Press International May 16, 2003
We just always have to do everything the hard way76ers try to avert elimination May 16, 2003
I think I can get the bad taste out of my mouth if we can win the seriesNBA conference semifinals continue May 14, 2003
Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975) is an American professional basketball player. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the number one pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. 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.