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 Allen Iverson Biography

Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson was born in 1960. 15 years later Allen Ezail Iverson was born in Hampton Virginia, June 7, 1975. He was raised by his mom Ann Iverson and Allen didn't hear from his real father, Allen Broughton until last year (1997) when he was sentenced to 9 years in jail for stabbing his girlfriend. Michael Freeman is the only father type man he has known. Freeman worked in Newport harbor until '88 when he had an accident. Then, instead of a new job he found only troubles, he was convicted in dealing drugs and was sentenced to 22 month in prison, and another 23 month for violating his paroles. Allen said that one time when he went to visit Freeman in Newport News Correctional Facilities, the same prison he was incarcerated at, And Freeman Shoes were so damaged that Allen took the shoes off his feet and gave them to Michael and Allen went home barefooted that day. After freeman's accident Ann Iverson began working at the harbor too, but that wasn't enough. In '91 Ieisha was born, she had serious health problems which forced Ann to work overtime in selling her body to pay the bills for the doctors.Growing up for Allen wasn't easy, his family was very poor. Many days during his childhood he grew up without water, heat or lights and his apartment stanched from sewage water because a pipe exploded under their apartment. Often Allen stayed with friends or coaches during his teenage life. A couple of times he even stayed at a shelter. Allen didn't like basketball at first. He thought that basketball was a soft game. That's why He enjoyed football better and still, to this day calls it his #1 sport.

One day he came home from school when he was 9, his mother signed him up for little league basketball practice. He didn't want to go, until he got there and seen friends from his football team there. So, since 9 years old, Allen's been playing basketball. At Bethel High School in Hampton, he received awards for football and basketball. He was named Virginia AAA football player of the year his junior year. He led Bethel High to a state title in football and basketball.

In His Senior year of high school he was incarcerated and missed out of the rest of his missed out of the rest of his senior year and senior prom. It was February 14 on Valentines day, Allen walked into a bowling alley, a racial dispute started a brawl in one of the corners of the alley. There were 50 people in the alley, half of them were white, four people were arrested, four black people, Allen was one of them, Allen claimed that he ran away when the fights began but he was sent to trial. In the trial 2 white people testified that he broke a chair on a white girl's head, Allen couldn't stand to see people go up to the stand and tell lies about him. Further more a camera that recorded the incident didn't record Iverson. he was sentenced to 5 years in jail, but, he only did 4 month The Governer of Virginia at the time agreed to let him out only if he will not play basketball until he'll get a high school diploma, Allen agreed.At Bethel High School in Hampton, he received awards for football and basketball. He was named Virginia AAA football player of the year his junior year. He led Bethel High to a state title in football and basketball.

In His Senior year of high school he was incarcerated and missed out of the rest of his missed out of the rest of his senior year and senior prom. It was February 14 on Valentines day, Allen walked into a bowling alley, a racial dispute started a brawl in one of the corners of the alley. There were 50 people in the alley, half of them were white, four people were arrested, four black people, Allen was one of them, Allen claimed that he ran away when the fights began but he was sent to trial. In the trial 2 white people testified that he broke a chair on a white girl's head, Allen couldn't stand to see people go up to the stand and tell lies about him. Further more a camera that recorded the incident didn't record Iverson. he was sentenced to 5 years in jail, but, he only did 4 month The Governer of Virginia at the time agreed to let him out only if he will not play basketball until he'll get a high school diploma, Allen agreed.While Allen was in jail friends and coaches made signs and t-shirts saying free Allen or, free BubbaChuck. BubbaChuck is what some people called him growing up. It is a combination of 2 uncles names. Also, friends said he always Knew how to solve a problem on the court so they started calling him the Answer. While in jail, Allen missed a Scholarship to Kentucky University. He got up every morning at 5:30 to shoot hoops and try to make his dream come true. He also studied in jail to get his diploma.After he got out of jail Allen went to a learning center in Hampton Virginia where young people go to get a high school diploma, a lady named Sue Lambiot helped Allen to get his diploma, he went to her house 5 days a week, 6 hours a day, worse then jail. Allen finally got his diploma.

Meanwhile Allen's Mom went to visit Coach Thompson of Georgetown University and ask if he can take Allen under his wings and not only be a coach but a father like figure to him. Allen needed a father like person to look after him. That's what coach Thompson was to him. A couple of weeks after Allen been out of jail, Coach Thompson came to visit Allen at the center. He loved Allen's talent and granted him a full scholarship to Georgetown University. People wondered why Thompson gave this trouble maker a full scholar. But Thompson didn't see that in him. Thompson saw a young man who made mistakes in his life but have an unbelievable talent. Allen wasn't to sure about leaving his family behind because of there living situation, so that day he left for Georgetown he cried as he waved goodbye to his family. Allen loved Georgetown, He majored in Art because Allen is a truly gifted artist. Growing up in one of his apartments he drew a big moral of Michael Jordan on his door. When they moved he wanted to take the door but the land lord wouldn't let him.At Georgetown he had an African room mate. He received great honors there as well. He was named defensive player of the year and All american Status, he was Georgetown all time scorer, He averaged 26.6 points a game.

As he kept going back home his family living situation has gotten worse. So Allen knew he had to go pro. Allen also had a daughter Tiaura, he needed to feed Himself his daughter and his girlfriend Tawanna Turner. Allen became the first Athelete to leave coach Thompson early, So Thompson introduced him to David Falk, a very well known agent. During these couple of months Allen signed to be with falk, moved him and his family in a luxury apartment near his agent, got great loans from the bank, and hired a specialist for his little sister Ieisha who suffered from seizures. Allen was moving up.

The day he announced that he was going pro, is the day he withdrew from school.He only visited one NBA city which was Philadelphia, and he loved Philly. June 1996 was the NBA draft. Allen Iverson was selected first by the Philadelphia 76ers as there #1 pick. A couple of days after that Allen signed a deal that was worth 3.9 million dollars. He also signed a multi-million dollar deal with Reebok, A 10 year 50 million dollar deal. Over that summer Allen played over in Japan with other college standouts and received a silver medal. Also that summer he played in games that featured some NBA stars like Alonzo Mourning. His first season as a sixer was great as you all know. Allen became everyone's favorite rookie as well as player.
well as player. Most of that came about when he broke Micheal Most of that came about when he broke Micheal Jordan down so bad that all jordan could do was stare in shock.

Allen recieved the award for Sheick Rookie of the Year. He thanked his mom for the award and said he would'nt be anywhere without her. During all of this his sneakers, the Questions became Reebok most successful shoe. That summer he got arrested. He let a friend drive his Mercedes while he was in the drivers seat and a friend in the back seat. His bently was going 90 miles per hour in a 65 zone. Allen was charged with possession of a gun and Marijauna. He went to jail that night in Richmond, Virginia and had to call for his sister Brandy, who still lived in Hampton to come bail him out. Allen received 3 years probation and had to do 100 hours of community service. Going into his second year he was suspended from the first game of the season.

As we all know His second NBA season was also great. Even though he was having a great year his team did not do so well which enable him not to be picked for the All-star game. During all of this Allen had a second child by his long time girlfriend Tawanna Turner. They had a baby boy and named him Allen Iverson Jr, Allen calls him Deuce. Reebok also came out with Allen second sneaker called The Answer 2.

During that summer Allen began to get more and more tattoos. Allen has 11 tattoos. On his arms he has Hold My Own, A soldier head because he feel that all his life he's been in a battle, The grim reaper with a basketball in his hand, VA's finest (Virginia Finest), Only the Strong Survive, The answer above his panther, Dynasty Raider ( A name him and his crew went by growing up), CRUTHIK(the name of his record company), Fear No One, and two more on his chest that reads Tiaura and Deuce( his kids) and prayer hands with his mom name under it.That summer Allen also became Very Good friends with Mase, Jermaine Dupree, and Da Brat. Allen other friends were in his mercedes and got pulled over after making a drug deal. Although Allen wasn't involved they still kept his car for good. During the Lockout Allen and his friends began working on his Rap album titled Slow Motion. Allen said people should buy his album not because they like his shoes or because he is a favorite basketball player, he want people to buy his record because they understand his flow and thinks that he is a great MC. He said people should look from guest appearances by Kool-G-Rap,Jermaine Dupree, Brat, Mase, Nas and maybe a couple more.

During the Lockout he also got engaged to his long time girlfriend Tawanna Turner, which makes his Mom very happy. Allen's mom drive around in a red Jag that Allen brought her a year ago(1997). Allen has many cars as well. He has a Mercedes, a Bently Azure, and a Range Rover. Allen wears about 300,000 thousand worth of jewelry. Allen wears a watch that cost him 80,000 dollars, he keeps a pocket full of money every where hegoes. One time at a hotel in Indiana he had forgotten that he left 6,000 dollars under his mattress and had his bodygaurd Terry Royster run back and get it.Allen lost a best friend when he was younger, Tony Clark. Tony was murdered by his girlfriend. Allen believe that if Tony had been there with him at the night of the bowling ally brawl he would've never been in there. Allen's mom is his biggest supporter, she holds a sign up at every game that says "THAT'S MY BOY #3". Allen Iverson jersy is in the top 5 selling jersy's and his sneakers, the Answer 2 has placed Allen sells over the roof.

Statistics
REBOUNDS PER GAME
G GS MPG FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
First Round
5 5 41.8 45-118 .381 9-27 .333 51-63 .810 .20 3.40 3.60 4.2 2.60 .00 2.40 1.60 30.0
Cumulative Playoff Statistics
5 5 41.8 45-118 .381 9-27 .333 51-63 .810 .20 3.40 3.60 4.2 2.60 .00 2.40 1.60 30.0
2001-02 Statistics
REBOUNDS PER GAME
G GS MPG FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
60 59 43.7 665-1,669 .398 78-268 .291 475-585 .812 .70 3.80 4.50 5.5 2.80 .22 3.95 1.70 31.4

Ranks #1 in the NBA in Points Per Game(31.4) Ranks #1 in the NBA in Steals Per Game(2.8)
Ranks #1 in the NBA in Minutes Per Game(43.7) Ranks #8 in the NBA in Field Goals Made(665.0)
Ranks #2 in the NBA in Field Goal Attempts(1669.0) Ranks #6 in the NBA in Free Throws(475.0)
Ranks #6 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts(585.0) Ranks #3 in the NBA in Steals(168.0)
Ranks #5 in the NBA in Points(1883.0) Ranks #8 in the NBA in Triple-doubles(1.0)
Ranks #4 in the NBA in Field Goals Per 48 Minutes(12.17) Ranks #1 in the NBA in Field-Goal Attempts Per 48 Minutes(30.55)
Ranks #2 in the NBA in Free Throws Per 48 Minutes(8.7) Ranks #2 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts Per 48 Minutes(10.71)
Ranks #1 in the NBA in Steals Per 48 Minutes(3.08) Ranks #2 in the NBA in Points Per 48 Minutes(34.5)

CAREER AVERAGES
REBOUNDS PER GAME
YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
96-97 PHI 76 74 40.1 .416 .341 .702 1.50 2.60 4.10 7.5 2.07 .32 4.43 3.10 23.5
97-98 PHI 80 80 39.4 .461 .298 .729 1.10 2.60 3.70 6.2 2.20 .31 3.05 2.50 22.0
98-99 PHI 48 48 41.5 .412 .291 .751 1.40 3.50 4.90 4.6 2.29 .15 3.48 2.00 26.8
99-00 PHI 70 70 40.8 .421 .341 .713 1.00 2.80 3.80 4.7 2.06 .07 3.29 2.30 28.4
00-01 PHI 71 71 42.0 .420 .320 .814 .70 3.10 3.80 4.6 2.51 .28 3.34 2.10 31.1
01-02 PHI 60 59 43.7 .398 .291 .812 .70 3.80 4.50 5.5 2.80 .22 3.95 1.70 31.4
Career 405 402 41.1 .421 .318 .756 1.10 3.00 4.10 5.6 2.30 .23 3.59 2.30 26.9
Playoff 45 45 45.0 .391 .322 .764 1.00 3.40 4.30 5.3 2.16 .22 2.91 2.40 30.3
All-Star 3 3 26.7 .438 1.000 .846 1.00 1.70 2.70 5.7 2.00 .00 3.67 .00 18.7

CAREER TOTALS
REBOUNDS
YEAR TEAM G GS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
96-97 PHI 76 74 3,045 625-1,504 155-455 382-544 115 197 312 567 157 24 337 233 1,787
97-98 PHI 80 80 3,150 649-1,407 70-235 390-535 86 210 296 494 176 25 244 200 1,758
98-99 PHI 48 48 1,990 435-1,056 58-199 356-474 66 170 236 223 110 7 167 98 1,284
99-00 PHI 70 70 2,853 729-1,733 89-261 442-620 71 196 267 328 144 5 230 162 1,989
00-01 PHI 71 71 2,979 762-1,813 98-306 585-719 50 223 273 325 178 20 237 147 2,207
01-02 PHI 60 59 2,622 665-1,669 78-268 475-585 44 225 269 331 168 13 237 102 1,883
Career 405 402 16,639 3,865-9,182 548-1,724 2,630-3,477 432 1,221 1,653 2,268 933 94 1,452 942 10,908
Playoff 45 45 2,027 481-1,230 84-261 317-415 44 151 195 239 97 10 131 106 1,363
All-Star 3 3 80 21-48 3-3 11-13 3 5 8 17 6 0 11 0 56

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round (first pick overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft.

Season Highs / Career Highs
2001-02 HIGHS CAREER HIGHS
Points 58 vs. Houston 1/15/02 58 vs. Houston 1/15/02
Field Goals Made 21 vs. Houston 1/15/02 21 vs. Houston 1/15/02
Field Goals Attempted 42 vs. Houston 1/15/02 42 vs. Houston 1/15/02
Three Point Field Goals Made 4 2 Times 6 3 Times
Three Point Field Goals Attempted 9 vs. Washington 11/28/01 14 @ Chicago 4/07/97
Free Throws Made 16 2 Times 17 3 Times
Free Throws Attempted 20 vs. Golden State2/20/02 23 vs. Chicago11/12/99
Offensive Rebounds 3 5 Times 5 4 Times
Defensive Rebounds 8 3 Times 9 3 Times
Total Rebounds 10 vs. L.A. Clippers 1/07/02 11 vs. Golden State 3/30/01
Assists 11 vs. L.A. Clippers 1/07/02 15 2 Times
Steals 6 2 Times 9 vs. Orlando 3/19/00
Blocks 2 @ L.A. Lakers 12/25/01 3 vs. Chicago 4/17/98
Minutes Played 50 vs. Houston 1/15/02 54 vs. Orlando 2/02/01


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