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Allen Iverson: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketballs Greatest Shooting Guards Clayton Geoffreys

Allen Iverson: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketballs Greatest Shooting Guards

Clayton Geoffreys

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Learn the Incredible Story of Basketball Superstar Allen Iverson!Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!In Allen Iverson: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Greatest Shooting Guards, youll read about the inspirationalMore Learn the Incredible Story of Basketball Superstar Allen Iverson!Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!In Allen Iverson: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Greatest Shooting Guards, youll read about the inspirational story of basketballs premier shooting guard, Allen Iverson. Allen Iverson redefined the shooting guard position role in the late 1990s and entering in the 2000s. In an age filled with greats like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Reggie Miller, and Tim Duncan, Iverson played in one of the most exciting eras of modern basketball. While the Philadelphia 76ers failed to win a ring during Iverson’s tenure, they played some of the most incredible playoff series in NBA history and made it to the NBA Finals in 2000-2001 before ultimately falling to the Los Angeles Lakers.While he may have been controversial in his time playing the game due to what some perceived as an attitude, Allen Iverson always played the game his way, from the very first day he stepped into the NBA until the very last time he stepped off. Allen Iverson remains highly respected by guards all around the league due to the way he redefined the shooting guard position and what was possible for a shooting guard. He was and remains to this day one of the most pure shooting guards to play the game.Here is a preview of what is inside this book:Early Life and ChildhoodCollege Years at GeorgetownAI’s NBA CareerIverson’s Personal LifeAllen Iverson’s Impact on Basketball and BeyondIverson’s LegacyAn excerpt from the book:To discuss Allen Iverson is to discuss the importance of narratives in basketball. No NBA player’s legacy has been so starkly divided between those who hail Iverson and those who disdain him.On one side, Allen Iverson was a fearsome, relentless warrior. Despite subpar supporting casts throughout his career, he fought and bled for victory every single game. He had an unparalleled will to win, and inspired fanatical loyalty in his teammates. In one of the greatest performances in NBA history, he stole Game 1 of the NBA Finals against one of the greatest NBA teams ever, the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers. It was Los Angeles’s only defeat on their road to the 2001 championship, and the victory epitomized Iverson’s heart and will. He won a MVP award in 2001, averaged 30 points per game year in and year out, and is without a doubt the greatest little man in NBA history.On the other side, Allen Iverson was a selfish and arrogant team-killer. The subpar supporting casts were in fact a perfect fit for his talents. Iverson’s will only showed when he could dominate the ball as much as he liked, and he promptly threw temper tantrums otherwise. That 2001 MVP should have gone to eventual Finals MVP Shaquille O’Neal, and while that Game 1 performance was impressive, the reality is that the 2001 Philadelphia 76ers squad would have never made it to the NBA Finals if they had not played in a miserable Eastern Conference. He scored many points, but with his flaws and temperament, he was utterly incapable of playing on a championship team.Tags: allen iverson, philadelphia 76ers, eric snow, michael carter-williams, nerlens noel, kobe bryant, tracy mcgrady, carmelo anthony, andre iguodala, derrick rose, steve nash, basketball crossover, nba greats, AI3