Allen Iverson

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Full Name Allen Iverson
Age 45 Years Old
Nick Name The Answer
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date June 07, 1975
Birth Place Hampton, Virginia

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Allen Ezail Iverson famed as Allen Iverson is an American former professional basketball player who has played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) at both the shooting guard and point guard positions. He is nicknamed as "the Answer" and "AI". He was an 11-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star game MVP award in 2001 and 2005, and was the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2001. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. He had his NBA debut on November 1, 1996, in a match between Philadelphia 76ers against Milwaukee Bucks. Despite his great scoring performance where he scored 30 points, the 76ers lost the match by 8 with the final score being 111-103 for Milwaukee. He first acted as himself in a family comedy movie "Like Mike" in the year 2002. He first showed up in the TV series The "Chris Rock Show" as himself in the year 1998. Allen Iverson will receive a $32 million trust fund payment when he turns 55, thanks to a lifetime Reebok contract. Reebok pays the former 76ers star $800,000 a year. He played his last game in 2010, and he’d previously had a 10-year, $50 million contracts with Reebok when he first joined the NBA. Scroll down to get full information about his biography, birthday, wiki, facts, family details, wife, children, net worth, career stats, retired, and more.

Famous For

  • For his toughness and passion for the game, his personality, and character, his crossover, and scoring ability.
  • Allen will be remembered as one of the most influential players in the history of NBA, a player who achieved and was an 11 time NBA All-Star (2000-2010), NBA Rookie of the Year (1997), and NBA's MVP (Most Valuable Player) in 2001.

Allen Iverson Scoring

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Allen Iverson's Early Life (Childhood, Family Details, Education, Jail Life)

On 7th June 1975, Allen Iverson was born in Hampton, Virginia, the USA. He was born to his parents; Allen Broughton (mother) and Ann Iverson (father) with the birth name/real name of Allen Ezail Iverson. His mother was just 15 years old at the time of his birth and he was given his mother's maiden name as his father had abandoned his mother. He was born after his father Allen Broughton deserted her. Allen took his mother's maiden name as his surname. Talking about his siblings, he has two sisters named Brandy and Iiesha as well as a brother named Mister Allen Iverson. As per his education, he went to 'Bethel High School,' Hampton, Virginia, United States. He played for the football team and the basketball team in his school. In his junior year, he led both the teams to the Virginia state championships. He finished his high school education at 'Richard Milburn High School,' a school for at-risk students. In 'Richard Milburn High School,' Allen was noticed by 'Georgetown University' Coach John Thompson, who saw his skills and offered him a scholarship to the 'Georgetown Hoyas' basketball team. At his time at 'Georgetown University,' he excelled in basketball and received many prestigious awards like the 'Big East Defensive Player of the Year' award and the 'Big East Rookie of the Year.' Since his childhood, he was passionate about basketball and used to play with his friends in the street and in school. After he joined his high school, he started as quarterback for the school football team and also started as a point guard for the school basketball team. Allen had won the Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both sports in the Virginia state championships where he had played representing his School. Talking about his nationality, he is American and his ethnicity is African-American. His race is Black. His religion is Christian and his sun sign is Gemini. He was involved in a huge fight at a bowling alley in Hampton where he allegedly struck a woman with a chair on her head when he was seventeen. He was sentenced to 15 years of jail but his behavioral improvement and sports enthusiasm decreased his sentencing to 5 years only. After his release from jail, Allen joined the Georgetown Hoyas Basketball team and led the team to Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournaments. He spent two seasons in the college team and was picked in the NBA draft in 1996 and then after, he made his pro-Basketball debut.

Allen Iverson's Basketball (Beginning-Retired)

  • In the year 1996, Allen Iverson was selected at the NBA draft by the 'Philadelphia 76ers,' a basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after he had played two seasons for 'Georgetown University'.
  • He became the shortest first overall pick ever, in a league normally dominated by taller players. 
  • In his NBA debut, he recorded 30 points and 6 assists on a 103-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • On 12th November 1996, he recorded a then-career-high of 35 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals on a 101-97 road win over the Knicks.
  • In the 1998-99 season, he averaged 26.8 points, leading the league and earning his first scoring title which gave him a chance to be a part of his first All NBA team and play in the playoffs.
  • Prior to the next season, Iverson signed a six-year, $70 million contract extension.
  • In the playoffs, he averaged 26.2 points, 4.8 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.
  • He was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the first time of what would be 11 straight selections. 
  • He was the only player other than Shaquille O'Neal to receive an MVP vote that year. 
  • During the 2000-01 season, he led his team to a franchise-record 10-0 start to the season and was named a starter at the 2001 NBA All-Star Game, where he won the game MVP.
  • He also averaged a then-career-high 31.1 points, winning his second NBA scoring title in the process.
  • He was also named to the All NBA First team for his accomplishments. 
  • In the playoffs, the 'Philadelphia 76ers' defeated 'Indiana Pacers' in the first round and reached the finals.
  • The 2001-2002 season turned out to be a disappointing one for the 'Philadelphia 76ers' as they managed to scrape their way into the playoffs only to lose to the 'Boston Celtics' in the first round.
  • In the 2002-2003 season, he averaged 27.6 points per game, helping 'Philadelphia 76ers' secure a win over 'New Orleans Hornets' in the first round of the playoffs. 
  • But his team later lost to the 'Detroit Pistons' in the second round.
  • In the year 2003, he represented Team USA in the 'FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament' held in Puerto Rico. The team scored 10-0 and received the gold medal.
  • In 2003, Coach Larry Brown resigned from his position and Randy Ayers took over as the coach of the 'Philadelphia 76ers.'
  • Ayer failed to connect with his players and was eventually fired.
  • In his 2003-04 NBA season, he faced many difficulties with the disciplinarian, interim head coach Chris Ford. 
  • He was even suspended for not attending practice sessions. 
  • He did not play in 34 games, and 'Sixers' missed the postseason.
  • In the year 2004, he led the roster for the US Olympic Team along with Tim Duncan and Stephon Marbury. 
  • The team competed in the 2004 'Athens Olympics' and won the bronze medal.
  • In the 2004-05 season, the 'Philadelphia 76ers' came back to form under the guidance of a new coach, Jim O'Brien. 
  • The team also recruited Andre Iguodala and All-Star forward Chris Webber.
  • In the 2004-05 season, he earned his fourth NBA scoring title as he averaged 31 points and eight assists per game but the team lost in the first round to 'Detroit Pistons,' which was now coached by Larry Brown.
  • On 12th February 2005, he scored a career-high 60 points on 24-for-27 shooting from the free-throw line to go along with 6 assists and 5 steals in a 112-99 win over the Orlando Magic.
  • On 8th April 2005, he recorded 23 points, 7 rebounds, and a career-high 16 assists in a 103-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • In the 2005-2006 season, he averaged 33.0 points per game.
  • Iverson and the Sixers began the 2006-07 NBA season at 3-0 before stumbling out to a 5-10 record through 15 games.
  • He ended his 10-year Philadelphia tenure with the highest scoring average in team history (28.1), and is second all-time on the points list (19,583), and the Sixers did not win another playoff series after his departure until 2012.
  • On 19th December 2006, he was traded with the 'Denver Nuggets.'
  • In his first game with the team, he scored 22 points and 10 assists. 
  • 'The Nuggets' lost that game to the 'Sacramento Kings.'
  • He was fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing referee Steve Javie following a game between the Nuggets and Iverson's former team, the Philadelphia 76ers, played 2nd January 2007. 
  • On 3rd November 2008, the 'Denver Nuggets' traded him with the 'Detroit Pistons.' 
  • He then changed his jersey number from three to one.
  • On 3rd April 2009, Detroit Pistons' President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced that Iverson would not play for the rest of the 2008-2009 season.
  • He returned to Philadelphia on March 19, 2008, to a sell-out crowd and received a standing ovation in a 115-113 loss.
  • On 10th September 2009, he signed a contract with the 'Memphis Grizzlies' for one year.
  • He quit playing for the team in November 2009 as he was not happy to be on the bench.
  • He played three games for the Grizzlies, averaging 12.3 ppg, 1.3 RPG, and 3.7 APG in 22.3 mpg.
  • In the year 2009, he returned to play for the 'Philadelphia 76ers' and was welcomed into the team. In 2010, he left the team stating the health issues of his daughter as the main reason. 
  • It was later announced that he would not return to the team.
  • On 26th October 2010, Yahoo! Sports reported that he agreed in principle to a two-year, $4 million net income contract with Besiktas, a Turkish Super League team competing in the second-tier level of pan-European professional basketball, the EuroCup (the competition below the EuroLeague level).
  • Wearing jersey #4, he made his debut for Beşiktaş on 16th November 2010, in a EuroCup 91-94 loss to Serbian side Hemofarm where he scored 15 points in 23 minutes.
  • He returned to the United States in January 2011 for calf surgery.
  • He only played ten games for Besiktas that season and did not play professional basketball after that.
  • In January 2013, he received an offer to play for the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League, but he declined.
  • On 30th October 2013, he officially announced his retirement in the company of his former Georgetown Coach John Thompson and Sixers' great Julius Erving.
  • He said he would always be a Sixer "until I die," and that while he always thought the day he retired would be a "tough" day, he instead stated it was rather a "happy" day.
  • In November 2013, the 76ers announced that they would officially retire Iverson's number 3 in a special halftime ceremony on 1st March 2014, when the Sixers hosted the Washington Wizards.
  • In 2017, a 3-on-3 basketball league named 'BIG3' was founded by musician and actor Ice Cube. 
  • He joined the league as player-coach for the team '3's Company.' 
  • In his debut game, he scored two points in nine minutes.
  • On only playing 9 minutes, he stated, "I signed up to be a coach, player, and captain. The coach part is going to go on throughout the game. Playing part is not going to be what you expect. You're not going to see the Allen Iverson of old out there."

Allen Iverson, a famous former basketballer

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Career highlights and awards

  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2001)
  • 11× NBA All-Star (2000-2010)
  • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2001, 2005)
  • 3× All-NBA First Team (1999, 2001, 2005)
  • 3× All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2002, 2003)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2006)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1997)
  • 4× NBA scoring champion (1999, 2001, 2002, 2005)
  • 3× NBA steals leader (2001-2003)
  • No. 3 retired by Philadelphia 76ers
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1996)
  • First-team All-Big East (1996)
  • 2× Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1995, 1996)
  • First-team Parade All-American (1993)

Career Stats of Allen Iverson

  • Points 24,368 (26.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds 3,394 (3.7 RPG)
  • Assists 5,624 (6.2 APG)

Career history of Allen Iverson

  • 1996-2006 Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2006-2008 Denver Nuggets
  • 2008-2009 Detroit Pistons
  • 2009 Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2009-2010 Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2010-2011 Besiktas J.K.

Allen Iverson's Wife; Tawanna Turner (Divorce And Reconcile)

Allen Iverson is a married man. He started dating his high school sweetheart Tawanna Turner when they were 16 and married her at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, New Jersey on 3rd August 2001. They have five children: Tiaura, Allen II, Isaiah, Messiah, and Dream. On 2nd March 2010, Tawanna Iverson filed for divorce, seeking custody of their children, as well as child support and alimony payments. They divorced in January 2013 but reconciled within a month. As of now, the duo is enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Allen Iverson with his wife

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Allen Iverson's Net Worth ($32 Million) snd Salary ($1 Million)

Allen Iverson is a very talented basketball player. As of 2020, the net worth of Allen Iverson is estimated to have $32 Million with a salary of $1 Million per year. He previously had a mansion in Atlanta built for $4.5 million which was later foreclosed by the bank. In the year 2001, he was named one of the highest-paid athletes in the world with a jaw-dropping income totaling up to $155 million, exclusive of endorsements. He has been liable to pay fine in different cases. In November 2010, a 76ers beat writer for the Inquirer had reported that Allen has gone “broke” and heavily in debt due to his lavish lifestyle and expensive lawsuits. He had signed an endorsement contract with Reebok and was seen in their print ads in 2005. He has also appeared in TV commercials for NBA 2K, DAP Body Spray for Men, etc. As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings. His major source of earning is from a basketball career. 

Allen Iverson's Body Measurements (Height, Weight)

With an athletic body build, Allen has got a tall height of 6 ft or 183 cm. He maintained his body a lot. His balanced weight consists of 75 Kg or 165 lbs. His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown. His body measurements include; chest size-44 in, arms size/biceps size-15.5 in and waist size is 31.5 in. His shoe size is 11 US. He has tattoos in his body. He has a afro hairstyle. Overall, he has got a healthy life.