Allen Iverson Speaks on What a Hall Of Fame Spot Would Mean to Him, His Faith & Inspiring Others

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Broadcasting live from the NBA All-Star game in Toronto last week, Sway and the crew had one of the most iconic NBA players in recent memory stop by the show. Racking up 11 NBA All-Star appearances in his 14 year career while also taking home NBA MVP in 2011, Allen Iverson forever changed the way guards play the game. Celebrating 20 years of his signature Reebok Question sneaker, Iverson’s first words are feelings of being blessed.

Speaking on his faith which was instilled in him by his grandmother, Iverson gives all his glory to God while thinking back on his long career. As a first-year nominee for the NBA Hall Of Fame, Iverson explains that the award would stand for all the people that helped him along the way. Whether that be family, friends. coaches or teammates, Iverson speaks on wanting to inspire others to simply believe in themselves.

With stars like Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook bringing some of AI’s flare to the court, Iverson elaborates on how big of an NBA fan he continues to be. From the young stars just heading into their careers to one of the greatest to ever play stepping out, Iverson says he respects Kobe Bryant and is comfortable with him leaving the game any way he pleases. Check out the full interview and follow AI on Twitter @alleniverson.


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