Allen Iverson, who became one of the most dominant scorer in NBA history while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, has officially announced his retirement at the club’s home opener Oct. 30, according to sources.
Iverson is a 11-time All-Star. He finished his career averaging 26.7 points per game, and ranked the sixth-best career scoring mark in league history. Iverson only trails Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James, Elgin Baylor, and Jerry West in career averages per game. At only 6’0 Iverson is the fundamental to average 20 points or more for his career. People will always remember Iverson for his famous speech about practice, where he countlessly mentioned practice over and over again.
Iverson played his first 10 seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers. Iverson won the Rookie of the Year award his 1997 rookie season. Iverson was pretty slick. He lead the NBA in scoring in four seasons and steals in three. He also leads the 76ers franchise in 40-point games with 76, and 3-pointers made with 885. He is second behind Hal Green in points with 19,931. In 2001, Iverson won the MVP award while leading the Sixers to the NBA Finals. He played against the Los Angeles Lakers but lost in five games. In 2006, Iverson was traded to the Denver Nuggets. He also played with Detroit and Memphis before returning to the Sixers for 25 games during the 2009-10 season.