Allen iverson was a professional basketball player who achieved international fame
Allen Iverson overcame early legal troubles to become Georgetown's star basketball player and the No. 1 pick in the 1996 NBA draft. A prolific scorer despite his diminutive stature, Iverson was named the 2001 NBA MVP and earned 11 All-Star appearances, but also drew criticism for his selfish play and numerous off-court violations. He retired from the sport in 2013 and was inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
Allen Iverson, full name Allen Ezhar Iverson, formerly known as The Answer, (born June 7, 1975 in Hampton, Virginia, USA), American basketball player, known for his strength on the court Known for his explosiveness and controversy off the court. He became the first major athlete to strongly identify with the hip-hop movement.
Iverson quickly became one of the NBA's must-see spectacles. Standing just 6 feet tall, he darts past defenders with dizzying speed and fearlessly attacks much taller players defending the rim. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year for averaging 23.5 points and over 2 steals per game.