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Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
Position: None
Born: 06/07/75
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:164 lbs. / 74.8 kg.
On who he thinks should be the NBA’s 2017 MVP. “Russ. When you’re doing something in this day and age, that we’ve never thought we would see ever again; as great as Kawhi is, as great as LeBron is, as great as James Harden is, as great as Isaiah is playing, what Russ is doing is incredible. You’ve got to take your hat off to him for what he’s doing. And taking nothing away from his team, when it comes to the word ‘superstar,’ he’s not playing with superstars. He’s playing with very talented players — he’s got a squad with him, I love his team — but him being the only superstar, and that team going as he goes, he have to recognize that. Get your popcorn before the game starts if your watching a Russell Westbrook.”
On his favorite current player to watch. “I love watching [Russell Westbrook]. I love watching [Steph Curry]. I love watching Kyrie [Irving]. And I love watching Isaiah [Thomas]. I have a different love for him because I know him personally, but him being that size and doing what he does. The way he looks up to me, it’s the greatest feeling. I watched him do an interview and he said he that once Allen Iverson ‘stamped me, that was it’, and just look what he’s doing now. I love him to death. To hell with basketball, I love him so much as a person. That’s my man.”
Thomas has gone out of his way to praise Celtics head coach Brad Stevens many times. But before Stevens, one other NBA coach appreciated Thomas for who he is. Explaining why Friday morning, Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone recalled a story his father once told him about Allen Iverson. “Allen Iverson was at a summer league game, and the head coach told the summer league coach, ‘Hey, talk to Allen. He’s got to be more of a point guard,'” remembered Malone, who coached Thomas for a year with the Sacramento Kings. “So they talked to Allen Iverson. He said, ‘You must not have watched me play in college. That’s not what I do.'”
The Philadelphia 76ers have announced details for its second annual Sixers Youth Foundation Gala presented by VIP Wireless, which will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the 23rd Street Armory. Proceeds from the event will support the Sixers Youth Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to bringing positive, meaningful change to the lives of young people in the Greater Delaware Valley. The lounge-style, star-studded gala, “Evening on the Court,” will be attended by Sixers legends Allen Iverson and Julius “Dr. J” Erving, the current Philadelphia 76ers players and coaches, celebrities, Philadelphia-area philanthropists and more. Three-time American Music Award Winners and four-time Platinum recording artists Bell Biv DeVoe will perform alongside the Sixers Dunk Squad presented by Dunkin’ Donuts, Sixers Dancers and mascot Franklin. Philadelphia 76ers Managing General Partner Josh Harris and his wife, Marjorie, are both Honorary Co-Chairs of the event alongside Sixers Co-Managing General Partner David Blitzer, and his wife, Allison.