Allen Iverson is one of the famous as well as one of the most controversial Basketball players in NBA. He is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 14 seasons in the NBA games being associated with four different teams Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies and Detroit Pistons. He can play from both the positions of the point guard and shooting guard. Allen is known for his Conrows, Lightning fast crossover and fastest first step in the game. Because of his outstanding performances over the seasons during his career, he won the several of the awards like NBA All-Star for 11 times in a row, two NBA All-Star Game MVP, three All-NBA First Team, three All-NBA Second Team, four times NBA scoring champion, three NBA Steals leader and many more.
Allen Iverson was born in the year 1975 June 7 at Hampton, Virginia, United States to a 15 year old mother Ann Iverson. He was born to a single mother after his father Allen Broughton deserted her. And therefore, Allen took his mother’s maiden name as his surname. Born and raised in Hampton, he attended the local school there in and went to Bethel High School. 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 school football team and also started as a point guard for 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.
When Iverson was 17, 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. Regarding the charge, he was sentenced to 15 years jail but the 10 years were suspended. He used his time at jail positively until he came out of it. He completed his high school at Richard Milburn High School established for at-risk students. Allen by the time of three years, successfully convinced Coach John Thompson of Georgetown University to offer him with a full scholarship to join the Georgetown Hoyas Basketball team. After his release from jail, he joined the Georgetown Hoyas Basketball team and led the team to Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament. He spent two seasons in the college team and was picked in the NBA draft in 1996 and then after, he made his debut professionally in the Basketball.
Allen was first picked by Philadelphia 76ers in the 1996 NBA draft which opened him the door to professionalism. He spent 10 years of his career with Philadelphia aiding the team to be victorious. In 2006, Philadelphia 76ers sent him and his fellow mate Ivan McFarlin to Denver Nuggets in 2007 NBA draft. He was the second leading scorer in the NBA during that time. After 2007-2008 seasons with Denver Nuggests, he joined Detroit Pistons and later at Memphis Grizzlies giving his skills to make the team champion. Later in 2009, he returned to Philadelphia 76ers. However, unexpectedly, he missed most of the games in early 2010 due to the health issues of his fourth daughter. At the same time the coach announced, he won’t be appearing in rest of the season. Later in that year, he signed the contract with a Turkish club Besiktas where he played a season and returned to United States for his Calf Surgery. After his surgery, he took rest and did not play for any team. However on January 2013, he had received an offer to play for Texas Legends of NBA-D-League which he declined. Later onward, he announced his retirement citing the loss of his interest to play Basketball.
39 year old Basketball star Allen has been pulled into several of the scandals and controversies. Over the time, he was accused of assaults, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and possession of Marijuana, speeding the car, etc. He has been liable to pay fine in different case. he has the net worth of $1 million and has a satisfactory salary pay. In November 2010, a 76ers beat writer for the Inquirer had reported that he has gone “broke” and heavily in debt.
Allen Iverson, who stands the height of 6 feet, is also known from the nicknames of The Answer, Ivy and AI. He is currently single and a divorced man. He was once married to his girlfriend Tawanna Turner. They got married in the year 2001 August 3. The couple has five children together. The first born is daughter Tiaura Iverson, followed by son Allen II or Deuce, son Isaiah Rahsaan, daughter Messiah Lauren Iverson and the fifth child (information not available). However, the marital relation later did not go happily for long. There were issues and problems in the relation. His wife Tawanna accused him for abducting the children. She had filed for the divorce with the sole legal and primary physical custody of the five children along with the child support. The divorce was finalized in 2013. At the same time, Allen, again came into news for not being able to pay the child support to his wife.
With the applause and hatred from his fans and anti-fans till the end of his career, this Basketball legend became a recognized name in world sport among the sports lovers. Many of the people are interested to learn on him. One can get information on him going through several of the online internet sites including wikipedia, IMDb, etc that locate his biography, career statistics, and other information on him along with his pictures and videos. Also, he can be followed in his Twitter account so as to get updated with his recent activities.