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May 7, 2012May 7, 2012 - Few in Hoya history have generated such interest as Allen Iverson, the talented yet mercurial guard out of the Tidewater area of Virginia who wowed The Hilltop between 1994-1996, before going on to National Basketball Association fame. While in the 'L' (1996-2010), Iverson achieved 11 consecutive all star game appearances, Rookie of the Year, league MVP, and a host of other awards. During his NBA career, Iverson played for league franchises in Philadelphia, Denver, Memphis
Though he hasn't played in the NBA for the past two years (a year in Turkey followed), Iverson is still in the news, as the internet has been abuzz regarding stories questioning his financial solvency and possible next professional basketball step.
In terms of money, it is well known the 36 year old was not exactly thrifty - tales of his spending sprees and partying times are legendary. Over the course of his professional career, Iverson earned over a 150 million dollars in salary alone, which added to endorsement loot produces a bounty of over $200M.
Recently Iverson had his bank account frozen, in response to a $860,000 judgement against him. Given his lavish lifestyle, not paying for a jewelry bill and having judicial intervention accordingly, led many to pontificate Iverson must be broke.
Not so, says Yahoo Sport's Eric Freeman, who reported less than a week ago the former Hoya is much better situated then widely believed.
And he's not through attempting to make money via hooping; in China for an ex-NBA star tour in that country, a roundball time machine reunion of sorts with the likes of Clyde Drexler, Dennis Rodman and Shawn Kemp, Iverson has expressed an interest in staying there for awhile.
Always a lighting rod for both support and criticism, Iverson still elicits much debate. The place for it is our Premium Court message board.