Allen Iverson  
 

  • As a boy, Allen was nicknamed “Bubba-Chuck” after two Iverson uncles.
  • Allen started 66 of his 67 games at Georgetown.
  • Allen led the Hoyas with 25 points a game in his sophomore year.
  • Allen was the first 76er to be named NBA Rookie of the Year. He was only the seventh point guard to win the award. The first was Oscar Robertson in 1961.
  • Allen was named MVP of the 2001 All-Star Game.
  • At 21 years, 310 days, Allen is the second-youngest player in league history to score 50 in a game. Rick Barry, at 21 years, 261 days, is the youngest.
  • Allen was the first 76er to be named NBA Rookie of the Year. He was only the seventh point guard to win the award. The first was Oscar Robertson in 1961.
  • In 2002, Allen was the only player to lead the NBA in three statistical categories (scoring, steals and minutes).
  • In 2003, Allen became the first Philadelphia player since Johnny Dawkins to reach double-digits in assists in back-to-back playoff games.
  • Allen’s 225 steals in 2002-03 set a new team mark.
  • Allens netted 22 points in the third quarter of a 2003 game vs. Indiana.
  • Allen’s 55 points vs. New Orleans in the 2003 playoffs set a franchise postseason record.
  • Allen’s 60 points against the Magic in 2005 topped the 58 he scored against Houston three years earlier. The performance was the fourth-best in 76er history. Wilt Chamberlain holds the top three spots with games of 68, 65 and 62.
  • Allen has been listed as tall as 6-2. He is closer to 5-10, though he measures seven feet from fingertip to fingertip.
  • In 2001, John Croce (brother of 67er president Pat Croce) was videotaped taking money out of Allen’s locker. He was immediately fired.
  • Despite kicking him off the basketball team in 1993, Bethel High retired Allen’s number in 2003 as part of its 10th anniversary celebration.
  • Allen's favorite sports team as a kid was the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Allen’s favorite actor is Samuel L. Jackson.
  • Allen has three children: Tiaura, Allen II, and Isaiah.
  • Allen planned to put out a controversial rap CD, Non-Fiction, in 2001 under the name, Jewels. When lyrics to one track, "40 Bars," created a media stir, the disk title was changed to Misunderstood. Ultimately, Allen decided against releasing it at all.


 

 


Rick Barry, 1966 The Sporting News


Bob Pettit & Wilt Chamberlain,
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