The Top 5 Career Allen Iverson Highlight Videos
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NBA legend Allen Iverson is not only one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, but also one of the most fearless. The man known as “AI” and “The Answer,” who was a mere 6’0,” stood head and shoulders above everybody else.
Iverson would slice and dice his way to the basket regardless of who stood in his way. Alonzo Mourning, Shaquille O’Neal, Dennis Rodman – it didn’t matter. Iverson was fearless. After all, he hails from a tough neighbourhood in Hampton, Virginia. No muscle-bound enforcer rattled him in the least.
Iverson finished his 14-year NBA career with a slew of accolades. His 24,368 points ranks him 25th all time. The 2001 NBA MVP also earned 11 NBA All-Star nods and three All-NBA First Team berths. He was also the best among the highly-touted Class of ’96 (which included Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, and Steve Nash), winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Throughout his stellar NBA career, A.I. wowed us to no end. We feel these five Allen Iverson highlight videos are the best of the lot:
Allen Iverson’s Top 10 Career Plays
There’s no better way of getting your top A.I. highlights fix than from the National Basketball Association’s official YouTube account. This one is a bona fide smorgasbord.
If you didn’t get to watch Iverson jumping over taller opposition this is the highlight reel for you. You’ll also marvel at Iverson’s innate ability to break his defenders’ (note we wrote that in plural form) ankles night in and night out.
The video builds to an exciting climax. What was Iverson’s best play of his NBA career? Hint: it was against one of the greatest – if not the greatest player of all time.
Allen Iverson’s Ultimate Crossover Highlight Reel
When somebody mentions “crossover,” Allen Iverson probably comes first to mind. In fact, “A.I”. and “crossover” are synonymous. Here’s a guy who arguably has better handles than Bob Cousy, Pistol Pete Maravich, Isiah Thomas, and Jason “White Chocolate” Williams. In today’s NBA, the likes of Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, and Stephen Curry come close to Iverson’s ball-handling skills, which were Globetrotter-esque.
Like we said, Iverson made a habit of breaking opponents’ ankles on game night. If defender broken ankles was a statistic, Iverson would emerge as the all-time leader. Nobody did it better. This highlight reel proves our point
The Answer’s Career All-Star Game Highlights
Allen Iverson was an 11-time NBA All-Star during his legendary 14-year NBA career. With that many All-Star games, A.I. produced many memorable moments against the NBA’s finest. You’ll see him making mincemeat of Tim Duncan’s defence, collaborating with Michael Jordan on the fast-break, dishing the rock to Vinsanity for the tomahawk jam, and more.
You can see The Answer’s vaunted arsenal in full display here. He’ll dazzle you not only with his signature crossover, but also his passing skills, shot creativity, and flair for the dramatic. Simply put, Allen Iverson was one of the most exciting players of his generation.
Iverson’s MVP Tear During The 2000-01 NBA Season
Throughout his NBA career, Allen Iverson always had a scorer’s mentality – if you give him a quarter of an inch, he’ll make you pay. Even if you were draped all over him, he’ll still find a way to score. He was just that good.
While the 2000-01 NBA season wasn’t Iverson’s best statistical year, it was arguably the best in his career for one simple reason: he almost singlehandedly led the upstart Philadelphia 76ers to the 2001 NBA Finals title against a dominant Los Angeles Lakers.
The road to redemption wasn’t an easy one. While Philly beat the Indiana Pacers in four games in the first round, it went the distance against the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks in the ensuing playoff series. Iverson’s shining moment was a memorable 37-point outburst in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals. Unfortunately, Shaq and Kobe’s Lakers were too much. They beat the Sixers in five games to capture their 13th NBA title.
Nevertheless, you’ll enjoy A.I.’s unforgettable 2000-01 NBA campaign.
Allen Iverson: The Answer Documentary Movie
Get your popcorn ready. This documentary discusses the life story of Allen Iverson from his childhood in Hampton, Virginia to his playing days with the Georgetown Hoyas and the NBA.
Watch how Iverson helped turn around the fortunes of a reeling Philadelphia 76ers franchise. Despite winning the 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, Philly won a measly 22 games that season. Four years later, Iverson leads the Sixers to their first NBA title appearance in 18 years.
It certainly didn’t take long for Larry Brown’s crew to climb back to respectability. Iverson was at the forefront of the resurgence, appearing in ESPN highlight reels until his last NBA game with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2010. This documentary is a must-watch for any A.I. die-hard.