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Posted on: January 24, 2010


The Man Himself


As February nears, everywhere across America fans of the National Basketball Association are getting ready for the always-anticipated All-Star Game. This article is dedicated to my all-time favorite NBA player, Allen Iverson, who received enough fan votes to be able to start in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, the 11th of his career. Iverson started off the season with the Memphis Grizzles were he played a total of three games before getting released. A week later Iverson announced his retirement from the NBA and was even seen crying on national T.V. as all the emotions were poring out. Within only a matter of two weeks after he announced his retirement, Iverson was in Philadelphia being introduced as the newest member of the 76ers, the team that made him the number 1 pick in the 1996 draft. Since returning to the 76ers, he has been sidelined for many of the games with a sore knee, is only averaging a mere 14 points per game, and is having the worst season of his career. You can’t help but cheer for Iverson who has been one of the most influential and humorous players in the NBA over the last decade. The fans love him, the media love him and being from Philadelphia I felt he deserves the recognition he is getting. It amazes me that a guy can play only 20 games this season, average career lows in points but still be voted to start in the All-Star game. God bless the man, he is truly one of a kind.


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