Allen Iverson: The 3rd Degree
full name. allen ezail iverson
current team.
philadelphia 76ers
3 (hence,The 3rd Degree)
june 7, 1975
hampton, VA
6'0 ft. (183 cm.)
165 lb. (75 kg.)
georgetown '98
44 in.
Philadelphia 76ers: $71 million for 6 years. Signed 2000.
Reebok: $40 million for 5 years. Signed 1996.
• Started the Crossover Foundation.
• Since 1998, has hosted annual Allen Iverson Celebrity Classic to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Hampton Roads, VA.
• Also founded the Cross Over Foundation.
• Enjoys drawing during his free time.
• Enjoys reading Sports Illustrated.
• Favorite actors are Samuel L. Jackson and Al Pacino.
• Lists lasagna and fried shrimp as favorite foods.
• Married to Tawanna Turner.
• Has two children: a daughter, Tiaura, and a son, Allen II.
Allen was a star athlete at Bethel High School in Hampton, VA. There he excelled as a point guard in basketball and as a quarterback in football. The 16 year old Iverson led his school team, the Bruins, to state championships in both sports in the same year and was named 1993 Virginia State player of the year for basketball and football. Despite not being able to play his senior year (see background below), "Ive" was heavily recruited and ended up playing at Georgetown University under the tutilage of coach John Thompson. In his freshman season, Allen was named Big East Rookie of the Year and Big East Defensive Player of the Year. In his sophomore season, he was once again named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was also named to the Associated Press First All-American team. After his 2nd season at Georgetown, "The Answer" ended his extraordinary college career and entered the 1995-96 NBA Draft. He was selected 1st overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Allen took Rookie of the Year honours in his first pro season. In his 5 year NBA career, he has earned the honours of being named to the First and Second All-NBA teams, several All-Star teams, Second All-Defensive team, All-Star game MVP. But Allen had his best season this year as he captured the scoring title and was voted as the league MVP for 2000-01.
AI's past (before the NBA), the hardships, and growing up in the hood. Being Allen Iverson wasn't easy. Read all about it here.

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