ALLEN IVERSON POSTER
Allen Iverson, in full Allen Ezail Iverson, byname the Answer, (born June 7, 1975, Hampton, Virginia, U.S.), American basketball player known for both explosive play on the court and controversy away from the game. He became the first great athlete to be strongly identified with the hip-hopmovement. Allen Iverson overcame early legal problems to become a star basketball player at Georgetown and the first overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. A tremendous scorer despite his small stature, Iverson was named NBA MVP in 2001 and earned 11 All-Star selections, but was also criticized for selfish play and several off-the-court transgressions. He retired from the sport in 2013, and was inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.