Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers pauses during a 2005 game
Philadelphia 76ers icon Allen Iverson in 2005 | Kirby Lee/Getty Images

The 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year got his start at Georgetown University where he set the Hoyas’ record for career scoring average. Entering the 1996 NBA Draft, Allen Iverson went to the Philadelphia 76ers with the No. 1 overall pick. The talented scorer became the 2001 NBA MVP during his 12 seasons in Philadelphia.

Despite never winning an NBA championship, Iverson’s spirited persona and incredible talent influenced the league greatly.  Before retiring in 2013, the 11-time NBA All-Star played for the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies. Iverson entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

  • Former teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies
  • Position: Shooting guard and point guard
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Accomplishments: 1996-97 Rookie of the Year, 2000-01 MVP, 11-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA, four-time Scoring Champion, and 2016 Hall of Fame induction
  • Drafted: No. 1 overall in 1996 by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Shoots: Right
  • Nicknames: The Answer, A.I., Bubba Chuck, Jewelz, and The Third Degree

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