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Allen Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was known as a prolific scorer and one of the most entertaining players in NBA history, despite his small stature (6’0). His physicality, relentless style of play, and signature crossover dribble made him one of the league’s most feared players both on and off the court. A star at Georgetown University for two years under John Thompson Jr., he left college to enter the 1996 NBA Draft.
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About Allen Iverson

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June 7, 1975

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Listed Height:
6 Ft 0 In

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Listed Weight:
165 Lb

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We talkin’ about practice? โ€” Allen Iverson

Believe me, I am not even that brave enough to miss that many practices. โ€” Allen Iverson

As far as how I expressed ‘practice, practice, practice’ over and over again, I wouldn’t take that back because, obviously, that sound bite is great for the media and for the fans, because they love it. โ€” Allen Iverson

I thought we’d be discussing about me not leaving Philadelphia and they just kept asking me about the practice, so I lost it. โ€” Allen Iverson

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When you are not practicing, someone else is getting better. โ€” Allen Iverson

How the hell can I make my teammates better by practicing?! โ€” Allen Iverson

You think I can be the MVP without practicing? โ€” Allen Iverson

I made a lot of mistakes, a lot of things I’m not proud of. But it’s only for other people to learn from. โ€” Allen Iverson


I want to play basketball so bad. โ€” Allen Iverson

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I don’t watch college basketball. โ€” Allen Iverson

When I was young, everyone laughed at me when I said that I wanted to be a professional basketball player…now it’s my turn to laugh. โ€” Allen Iverson

I gave everything I had to basketball. The passion is still there but the desire to play is not. It was a great ride. โ€” Allen Iverson

If you’re struggling with your shooting, then do other things on the basketball court. Get steals, get assists, get reboundsโ€“do anything on the court to help the team win. โ€” Allen Iverson


It was a blessing just to play one NBA basketball game. โ€” Allen Iverson

it was a blessing just to play one nba basketball game Allen Iverson quote

I play every game like it’s my last game. All that matters is that you go out there and play every game as if it was your last. โ€” Allen Iverson

I take everything I learned from the streets and put it in my NBA game. โ€” Allen Iverson

Not a game, not a game… practice. โ€” Allen Iverson

If we lose games, and I don’t score a lot, they gonna say I’m not scoring enough. โ€” Allen Iverson

I just want kids all over the world to know you have to practice to be any good in this game; it’s too hard. โ€” Allen Iverson

i take everything i learned from the streets and put it in my nba game Allen Iverson quote

I never took the game for granted as far as not having to work on what I needed to do to accomplish all of the things that I wanted to accomplish. โ€” Allen Iverson


Life is short. Im gonna be happy with mine. โ€” Allen Iverson

Being older, I can’t imagine a parent not wanting to be in their kid’s life. I will just never understand it. To me, it’s priceless. โ€” Allen Iverson

My dream was bigger than anything else. My fight and me wanting to fulfill what I wanted to be in life. That was enough to keep me strong enough to endure anything. โ€” Allen Iverson

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I want to thank coach Thompson… for saving my life. For giving me the opportunity. โ€” Allen Iverson

life is short im gonna be happy with mine Allen Iverson quote

You hit road blocks in life, but I’m living proof that you can overcome those road blocks and become what you want to become. โ€” Allen Iverson

Being in a fishbowl, everybody looking at every move you make, talking about everything you doโ€“it’s just a hard life to live. โ€” Allen Iverson


God chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career. โ€” Allen Iverson

I always wanted to be a Sixer… I always wanted to finish my career as a Sixer. โ€” Allen Iverson

I don’t want to be another Jordan, Magic, or Isiah. When my career is over, I want to be able to look in the mirror and say ‘I did it my way’. โ€” Allen Iverson

god chose memphis as the place that i will continue my career Allen Iverson quote

I always wanted to be a Sixer. My dad was a Sixers’ fan. I never wanted to leave. I wanted to start my career in Philly and finish it here. โ€” Allen Iverson

I wanna thank Biggie Smalls, Redman, Jadakiss, Tupac and Michael Jackson for being my theme music throughout my career. โ€” Allen Iverson

He’s helped me do so much in my career, helped me be the player that I am. If there’s no Larry Brown, then there’s no MVP, Allen Iverson. โ€” Allen Iverson


Just because you put a guy in a tuxedo doesn’t make him a good guy. โ€” Allen Iverson

I wasn’t a bad guy. I just wanted God to give me a second chance. โ€” Allen Iverson

just because you put a guy in a tuxedo doesn t make him a good guy Allen Iverson quote

Tattoos, cornrows, headbands, hipโ€“hop. I never meant to start any trends. I got my butt kicked, but if that meant that the guys who came after me could be themselves, then it was worth it. โ€” Allen Iverson

I don’t have any problems with what these guys wear because they got their own style and their own originality. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, man. โ€” Allen Iverson

I dressed like the guys who I grew up with. I looked like the guys I grew up with. โ€” Allen Iverson

I owe all of this to the guys I’ve played with and all the coaches that have helped me get to where I’m at right now. I’m honored to be here. โ€” Allen Iverson

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