1.In 2000-01, Allen Iverson won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. Iverson averaged 31.1 points, 4.6 assists and an NBA-leading 2.5 steals per game. He took the 76ers to the NBA Finals where they lost to the Los Angles Lakers in their series (4 games to 1).
2. Iverson in 1996 was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft after serving two years at Georgetown University. By the end of the NBA season, Iverson won the rookie of the year award.He average 23.5 points, 7.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds.
3. On March 12, 1997, the 76ers played the Chicago Bulls in a regular season game. In a tight game towards the end, Bulls head coach Phil Jackson told Michael Jordan to guard Iverson one on one. Iverson sized Jordan up and gave him a killer crossover that stunned him leaving Iverson an open shot in which he scored.
4. “Were talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, where talking about practice.” Iverson said this to the media after the Boston Celtics bounced the 76ers from the playoffs in 2002. Iverson had been frequently criticized in the media by not having the most diligent practice habits, and everything suddenly came to a head. He gave the media a 35-minute expletive-filled press conference on the issue on practice. It’s one of the most eye opening press conferences in the history of sports.
5. Allen Iverson comes back to the 76ers after being traded to the Denver Nuggets three years earlier, Allen Iverson rejoined the 76ers on Dec. 3, 2009.
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