Allen Iverson, originally named Allen Ezail Iverson, is the professional basketball player from the United States of America. He is also known by the moniker ‘The Answer’. The tough guy played fourteen seasons in the NBA (National Basketball Association). He is a smart player who can perform well at both the point guard and shooting guard positions. The lad became an eleven-time NBA All-Star. In 2001 and 2005, he won the popular All-Star game MVP award. He has been declared as the most valuable player (MVP) of the National Basketball Association. In 2016, the amazing sportsman was inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
He became a dual-sport athlete after attending the Bethel High School located in Hampton, Virginia. During her educational era at high school, he also received the ‘Player of the Year Award’ in both basketball and football. He led his team and won the Virginia State Championship in football and basketball. He continued playing his all-time favorite sport of Basketball even after leaving school. After joining the college, he played the game with Georgetown Hoyas for about 2 years. He also earned the ‘Big East Defensive Player of the Year’ Awards in both years.
Iverson was declared eligible for the 1996’s NBA draft after playing for two successful years at Georgetown. He got selected to become a part of Philadelphia 76ers. During the season 1996 to 1997, he earned the title of ‘NBA Rookie of the Year’. The amazing and talented tall boy won a lot of prominent credits throughout her professional basketball career. Today, he is considered as one of the leading basketball players of all time.
Who are Allen Iverson’s Parents?
Allen took his first breath on Jun 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia. Astonishingly, he was born to a single mother who was a 15-year old girl at the time of Iverson’s birth. His father left Ann Iverson, the player’s mother after she was found pregnant with his son. The hardworking lady struggled a lot to provide for her little one. Allen was born and raised to a very wicked neighborhood.
Drugs and all other criminal activities were pretty normal in the surroundings. It wasn’t a healthy environment for a little kid to grow up. Young kids used to love Iverson due to his chubby cheeks. They gave him the nickname ‘Bubba Chuck’ and played with him a lot. Iverson was thirteen years of age when his father, Michael Freeman, got arrested by cops because of drug dealing. Allen was mostly absent from school after he saw the incident with his own eyes. Unfortunately, he failed the 8th grade due to continuous absentees.
Iverson went to Bethel High School, where he began working as quarterback for his school’s football team. Soon he also started playing as a defensive back, kick returner, and running back. After a few months, he began at point guard for the basketball team of his school. He proved himself as one of the key players in his school’s team.
Allen was a reputable member of the World University Games (USA) in 1995. He assisted his team to a 141-81 great victory over the opponent country, Japan. The team won a momentous gold medal under his sincere leadership. After a year in 1996, he got chosen for the NBA draft by Philadelphia 76ers. He was selected for the NBA draft after completing his two seasons for the University of Georgetown. After his fortunate selection, he began playing basketball for this team from Philadelphia.
From 1998 to 1999, he was able to earn the first title score of 26.8 points, which finally led the league. This opportunity was enough for him to partake in the first-ever All NBA team and play his playoffs. He disagreed with his team coach, Larry Brown, in 2000 off-season. In 2001, he led his team to win ten fantastic games and averaged a thrilling score of 31.1. This was the 2nd highest NBA scoring title of the player. The stunner averaged 27.6 per game in season that was played from 2002 to 2003.
He signed a deal with Turkish Basketball League in October 2010. The name of the league was Besiktas and Iverson wore 4 number jersey. He played his first match for the Turkish league in November 2010 and scored 15 points. The impressive sportsman has earned the NBA Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the NBA award in 1997 and 2001 respectively.
Allen’s personal life is full of interesting stuff. He has too many tattoos on different body parts. He loves getting new tattoos showing crazy things. He recorded a rap track ’40 Bars’ during his 2000 offseason. The song received negative comments due to controversial lyrics. The song was never released due to scandalous lyrics. The basketball star told media about the financial struggles that he faced during his childhood and teenage.
The celebrity man has also been involved in an alleged fight at a bowling alley located in Hampton, Virginia. According to news sources, he struck a pretty girl’s head with a heavy chair that he picked up from the alley. The star got arrested as a result of this unfortunate incident. He faced legal proceedings after going under imprisonment.
The guy has been dating his childhood sweetheart ‘Tawanna Turner’ since his school age. The duo got married on Aug 3, 2001. They were blessed with four adorable kids. Unfortunately, their marriage wasn’t successful and they had to part their ways in January 2013. They were legally divorced in the court. Allen is said to be in secret relationships with another woman.
How much is Allen Iverson's Net Worth?
Allen opened eyes to a single mom, who struggled a lot to raise his little one. Her mother was just a 15-year old girl when she mothered Iverson. The father of the poor boy left his mother alone when she told about her pregnancy. Iverson always wanted to do something great for her dear mother. He worked harder after joining the school. His fabulous skills led him to play basketball for the rest of his life. He played for numerous teams over the past few years. Today, he owns an estimated net worth of $1 Million.