Allen Iverson Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame
“The Answer” is in!
Former Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Here’s the scoop via NBA.com:
On Monday, the six-foot guard from Georgetown was revealed as a member of the Hall of Fame’s 2016 enshrinement class. The announcement was made at the House of Blues in Houston, the city where the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and National Championship are being held.
Several of the other inductees included former center and four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, Michigan State men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo, and WNBA standout Sheryl Swoopes. Sixers Chairman of Basketball Operations Jerry Colangelo was in attendance, as he also serves as Chairman of the Hall of Fame.
From 1996 through 2010, Iverson appeared in 985 NBA games, wowing fans and earning the respect of peers, coaches, and league alumni for his tough, relentless, and passionate style of play, all while proving to be one of the most determined, dynamic, and prolific performers the league has ever seen.
Watch below as Allen Iverson shares his thoughts on being elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame:
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Congratulations to A.I., Shaq, Sheryl, and the rest of the 2016 Hoop Class!
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