All good things must come to an end and just yesterday, Allen Iverson, the electrifying guard with the Hip-Hop flair, decided to call it quits for good.
His career didn’t actually unfold in the storybook ending. After parting ways with the Philadelphia 76ers–a franchise that he single-handedly revitalized–there were some uneventful stints in Denver and Detroit and plenty of controversy along the way.
But that’s neither here nor there. Allen “The Answer” Iverson’s legacy will be ultimately be defined as him being a former MVP and scoring champ who put his body on the line, despite a small frame compared to the rest of the NBA.
Is he a first ballot Hall of Famer? Most fanatics would cast their ballots as a definitive “yes” while the suits with the credentials will most likely drag their feet given his rugged image.
Who a God’s green earth is perfect anyway? Allen Iverson was a man of our Hip-Hop culture and with that, we give his career a worthy salute with 13 Memorable Allen Iverson Moments.