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allen iverson

allen iverson was born in 1960. 15 years later allen iverson was born in Hampton Virginia, June 7, 1975. He was raised by his mom Ann Iverson and Allen didn't hear from his real father, Allen Broughton until last year (1997) when he was sentenced to 9 years in jail for stabbing his girlfriend. Michael Freeman is the only father type man he has known. Freeman worked in Newport harbor until '88 when he had an accident. Then, instead of a new job he found only troubles, he was convicted in dealing drugs and was sentenced to 22 month in prison, and another 23 month for violating his paroles. Allen said that one time when he went to visit Freeman in Newport News Correctional Facilities, the same prison he was incarcerated at, And Freeman Shoes were so damaged that allen iverson took the shoes off his feet and gave them to Michael and allen iverson went home barefooted that day. After freeman's accident Ann Iverson began working at the harbor too, but that wasn't enough. In '91 Ieisha was born, she had serious health problems which forced Ann to work overtime in selling her body to pay the bills for the doctors.

Growing up for allen iverson wasn't easy, his family was very poor. Many days during his childhood he grew up without water, heat or lights and his apartment stanched from sewage water because a pipe exploded under their apartment. Often allen iverson stayed with friends or coaches during his teenage life. A couple of times he even stayed at a shelter. allen iverson didn't like basketball at first. He thought that basketball was a soft game. That's why He enjoyed football better and still, to this day calls it his #1 sport.

One day he came home from school when he was 9, his mother signed him up for little league basketball practice. He didn't want to go, until he got there and seen friends from his football team there. So, since 9 years old, allen iverson's been playing basketball. At Bethel High School in Hampton, he received awards for football and basketball. He was named Virginia AAA football player of the year his junior year. He led Bethel High to a state title in football and basketball.

In His Senior year of high school he was incarcerated and missed out of the rest of his missed out of the rest of his senior year and senior prom. It was February 14 on Valentines day, Allen walked into a bowling alley, a racial dispute started a brawl in one of the corners of the alley. There were 50 people in the alley, half of them were white, four people were arrested, four black people, allen iverson was one of them, allen iverson claimed that he ran away when the fights began but he was sent to trial. In the trial 2 white people testified that he broke a chair on a white girl's head, Allen couldn't stand to see people go up to the stand and tell lies about him. Further more a camera that recorded the incident didn't record Iverson. he was sentenced to 5 years in jail, but, he only did 4 month The Governer of Virginia at the time agreed to let him out only if he will not play basketball until he'll get a high school diploma, allen iverson agreed.At Bethel High School in Hampton, he received awards for football and basketball. allen iverson was named Virginia AAA football player of the year his junior year. He led Bethel High to a state title in football and basketball.

In His Senior year of high school he was incarcerated and missed out of the rest of his missed out of the rest of his senior year and senior prom. It was February 14 on Valentines day, allen iverson walked into a bowling alley, a racial dispute started a brawl in one of the corners of the alley. There were 50 people in the alley, half of them were white, four people were arrested, four black people, allen iverson was one of them, allen iverson claimed that he ran away when the fights began but he was sent to trial. In the trial 2 white people testified that he broke a chair on a white girl's head, allen iverson couldn't stand to see people go up to the stand and tell lies about him. Further more a camera that recorded the incident didn't record Iverson. he was sentenced to 5 years in jail, but, he only did 4 month The Governer of Virginia at the time agreed to let him out only if he will not play basketball until he'll get a high school diploma, allen iverson agreed.While allen iverson was in jail friends and coaches made signs and t-shirts saying free allen iverson or, free BubbaChuck. BubbaChuck is what some people called him growing up. It is a combination of 2 uncles names. Also, friends said he always Knew how to solve a problem on the court so they started calling him the Answer. While in jail, allen iverson missed a Scholarship to Kentucky University. He got up every morning at 5:30 to shoot hoops and try to make his dream come true. He also studied in jail to get his diploma.

After he got out of jail allen iverson went to a learning center in Hampton Virginia where young people go to get a high school diploma, a lady named Sue Lambiot helped Allen to get his diploma, he went to her house 5 days a week, 6 hours a day, worse then jail. allen iverson finally got his diploma.

Meanwhile allen iverson's Mom went to visit Coach Thompson of Georgetown University and ask if he can take Allen under his wings and not only be a coach but a father like figure to him. Allen needed a father like person to look after him. That's what coach Thompson was to him. A couple of weeks after Allen been out of jail, Coach Thompson came to visit Allen at the center. He loved allen iverson's talent and granted him a full scholarship to Georgetown University. People wondered why Thompson gave this trouble maker a full scholar. But Thompson didn't see that in him. Thompson saw a young man who made mistakes in his life but have an unbelievable talent. Allen wasn't to sure about leaving his family behind because of there living situation, so that day he left for Georgetown he cried as he waved goodbye to his family. allen iverson loved Georgetown, He majored in Art because allen iverson is a truly gifted artist. Growing up in one of his apartments he drew a big moral of Michael Jordan on his door. When they moved he wanted to take the door but the land lord wouldn't let him.At Georgetown he had an African room mate. He received great honors there as well. He was named defensive player of the year and All american Status, he was Georgetown all time scorer, He averaged 26.6 points a game.

As he kept going back home his family living situation has gotten worse. So allen iverson knew he had to go pro. Allen also had a daughter Tiaura, he needed to feed Himself his daughter and his girlfriend Tawanna Turner. Allen became the first Athelete to leave coach Thompson early, So Thompson introduced him to David Falk, a very well known agent. During these couple of months allen iverson signed to be with falk, moved him and his family in a luxury apartment near his agent, got great loans from the bank, and hired a specialist for his little sister Ieisha who suffered from seizures. Allen was moving up.

The day he announced that he was going pro, is the day he withdrew from school.He only visited one NBA city which was Philadelphia, and he loved Philly. June 1996 was the NBA draft. Allen Iverson was selected first by the Philadelphia 76ers as there #1 pick. A couple of days after that Allen signed a deal that was worth 3.9 million dollars. He also signed a multi-million dollar deal with Reebok, A 10 year 50 million dollar deal. Over that summer Allen played over in Japan with other college standouts and received a silver medal. Also that summer he played in games that featured some NBA stars like Alonzo Mourning. His first season as a sixer was great as you all know. allen iverson became everyone's favorite rookie as well as player. well as player. Most of that came about when he broke Micheal Most of that came about when he broke Micheal Jordan down so bad that all jordan could do was stare in shock.

allen iverson recieved the award for Sheick Rookie of the Year. He thanked his mom for the award and said he would'nt be anywhere without her. During all of this his sneakers, the Questions became Reebok most successful shoe. That summer he got arrested. He let a friend drive his Mercedes while he was in the drivers seat and a friend in the back seat. His bently was going 90 miles per hour in a 65 zone. Allen was charged with possession of a gun and Marijauna. He went to jail that night in Richmond, Virginia and had to call for his sister Brandy, who still lived in Hampton to come bail him out. allen iverson received 3 years probation and had to do 100 hours of community service. Going into his second year he was suspended from the first game of the season.

As we all know His second NBA season was also great. Even though he was having a great year his team did not do so well which enable him not to be picked for the All-star game. During all of this allen iverson had a second child by his long time girlfriend Tawanna Turner. They had a baby boy and named him Allen Iverson Jr, allen iverson calls him Deuce. Reebok also came out with allen iverson second sneaker called The Answer 2.

During that summer Allen began to get more and more tattoos. allen iverson has 11 tattoos. On his arms he has Hold My Own, A soldier head because he feel that all his life he's been in a battle, The grim reaper with a basketball in his hand, VA's finest (Virginia Finest), Only the Strong Survive, The answer above his panther, Dynasty Raider ( A name him and his crew went by growing up), CRUTHIK(the name of his record company), Fear No One, and two more on his chest that reads Tiaura and Deuce( his kids) and prayer hands with his mom name under it.That summer Allen also became Very Good friends with Mase, Jermaine Dupree, and Da Brat. Allen other friends were in his mercedes and got pulled over after making a drug deal. Although Allen wasn't involved they still kept his car for good. During the Lockout Allen and his friends began working on his Rap album titled Slow Motion. Allen said people should buy his album not because they like his shoes or because he is a favorite basketball player, he want people to buy his record because they understand his flow and thinks that he is a great MC. He said people should look from guest appearances by Kool-G-Rap,Jermaine Dupree, Brat, Mase, Nas and maybe a couple more.

During the Lockout he also got engaged to his long time girlfriend Tawanna Turner, which makes his Mom very happy. Allen's mom drive around in a red Jag that allen iverson brought her a year ago(1997). Allen has many cars as well. He has a Mercedes, a Bently Azure, and a Range Rover. Allen wears about 300,000 thousand worth of jewelry. Allen wears a watch that cost him 80,000 dollars, he keeps a pocket full of money every where hegoes. One time at a hotel in Indiana he had forgotten that he left 6,000 dollars under his mattress and had his bodygaurd Terry Royster run back and get it.Allen lost a best friend when he was younger, Tony Clark. Tony was murdered by his girlfriend. Allen believe that if Tony had been there with him at the night of the bowling ally brawl he would've never been in there. Allen's mom is his biggest supporter, she holds a sign up at every game that says "THAT'S MY BOY #3". Allen Iverson jersy is in the top 5 selling jersy's and his sneakers, the Answer 2 has placed Allen sells over the roof.

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