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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.
Iverson is set on chicken this afternoon, but first he has to find something. “Where’s my jack?” he asks. His entourage, still formidable but significantly smaller than in the Philadelphia days, when his Cru Thik used to take over the TGI Fridays on City Avenue, appears bewildered. Jack? “Yeah,” Iverson replies wearily. “It means phone. I heard that from some young guys. I gotta keep up with the slang.” He finally locates his jack—Lord knows the number; it seems to change every few months—and heads to the parking lot, the Cru trailing behind him, in search of a Hollywood KFC.
Over 10 turbulent but transcendent seasons in Philadelphia, Iverson was an MVP, a four-time scoring champion and a seven-time all-NBA selection, but more significant, he was a streetwise icon before brand managers cheapened the term. “He represented what black kids were all about, and he resonated with every inner-city kid in the world who had a struggle,” LeBron James says. “Michael Jordan inspired me, and I looked up to him, but he was out of this world. A.I. was really the god.”
“Little people were supposed to pass,” Isiah Thomas says, “and then go stand in the corner and wait for the big people to play.” After Iverson came Steve Nash and Chris Paul, Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving and Wall. “A.I.,” Curry says, “is who I emulated.” At All-Star Weekend two years ago, Iverson met Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas at The One Eighty, a restaurant 51 floors above downtown Toronto where the Stance socks party was held. “You have no idea how much I love your game,” Iverson told Thomas, before heading off to a spades tournament. “I thought Isaiah was going to cry,” recalls Brian Lee, former director of basketball at Reebok. “He said, ‘I felt confident before, but now I’m going to start killing it.’ ”