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Allen Iverson Biography

Birth Name:
Allen Ezail Iverson
Birth Place:
Hampton, Virginia, United States
Professional basketball player

Fast Facts

  • Named Virginia AAA High-School Football Player of the Year in his junior year
  • Received a full scholarship to Georgetown University, but left after only two years to turn pro
  • First player selected in the 1996 NBA Draft; later named 1996 Rookie of the Year
  • Shortest player to ever win the NBA MVP Award (in 2001)
  • Nicknamed A
  • I
  • and The Answer
  • Released a rap album titled Slow Motion
  • Co-captain of Team USA in the 2004 Olympics in Athens; the team won a bronze medal
  • Retired from professional basketball in 2013
  • Established A
  • I
  • 's Crossover Crew, a program that distributes Philadelphia 76ers tickets to local youth


  • Dream Alijha Iverson -- Daughter
  • Messiah Lauren Iverson -- Daughter
  • Tiaura Iverson -- Daughter
  • Tawanna Turner -- Ex-wife
  • Allen Broughton -- Father
  • Allen Iverson II -- Son
  • Isaiah Rahsaan Iverson -- Son