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August 21, 2013August 21, 2013 - According to SlamOnline.com, former Georgetown and National Basketball Association great Allen Iverson will soon hang up his golden basketball boots, officially retiring from the NBA. The article indicated Iverson's action is imminent.
Selected out of G'Town in 1996, Iverson then joined the Philadelphia 76'ers as the draft's first pick, eventually earning 11 consecutive All-Star designations (2000-2010), 1996-1997 Rookie of the Year and 2000-2001 MVP honors, amongst others awards over the course of his 14 year NBA career.
A stint in Turkey during 2011 was his last professional hoops foray, and in addition to the '6ers, he played for Denver, Toronto Detroit and Memphis in the 'L'.
As a Hoya, Iverson breathed life into the program between 1994 and 1996, helping lead the Hoyas to an Elite Eight, NCAA Tournament game in '96. While on The Hilltop Iverson was an All-American and All BIG EAST performer.
Assuming an immediate retirement, Iverson will be eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.
Come join the discussion of Allen Iverson, what he meant to Georgetown Basketball, his professional career, the decision to walk away dovetailing with a shoe launch and even his person travails, on our Premium Court message board.
Also there is a poll, where you can make your thoughts known in terms of where Iverson stacks up in the pantheon of G'Town guards.
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One thing is certain, Iverson was a gamer. Talking to SlamOnline.com, his former coach at Philly, Larry Brown remarked " when it came time to play, to try to win a game, he tried to play as hard as he could for his coach."
Nobody can deny that.
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