Allen Iverson – Former 76ers Player, Hall of Famer and 11-time NBA All-Star
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 • 5:45pm
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Be a part of South Jersey’s only Jewish Sports Award Dinner! Don’t miss our 11th annual Katz JCC Sports Award Dinner, presented by The Ravitz Family Foundation.
Join us as we honor local members of the community who have made a valuable impact on the Katz JCC and the local sports community. Honorees include:
David Butler – Steve Ravitz Lifetime Achievement Award
Stacey Macaluso – People’s Choice Award
Nate Mulberg – Outstanding Achievement Award
Keynote Speaker: Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson is a former professional basketball player, best known for his career with the 76ers. Nicknamed “the Answer” and “AI”, he played 14 seasons in the NBA at both the shooting guard and point guard positions. Iverson won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 1997 and was an 11-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star game MVP award in 2001 and 2005, and was the NBA’s MVP in 2001. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Iverson is often regarded as one of the greatest ball handlers and as one of the most influential players in NBA history.
Iverson attended Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia, and was a dual-sport athlete. He earned the Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in both football and basketball, and won the Division 5 AAA Virginia state championship in both sports. After high school, Iverson played college basketball with the Georgetown University Hoyas for two years, where he set the school record for career scoring average (22.9 points per game) and won Big East Defensive Player of the Year awards both years.
Following two successful years at Georgetown, Iverson declared eligibility for the 1996 NBA draft, and was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the first overall pick and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in the 1996–97 season. A four-time scoring champion, winning the NBA scoring title for four consecutive seasons, Iverson was one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history. His regular season career scoring average of 26.7 points per game ranks seventh all-time, and his playoff career scoring average of 29.7 points per game is second only to Michael Jordan. Iverson was also the NBA’s MVP of the 2000–01 season and led the 76ers to the 2001 NBA Finals the same season. Iverson was a member of Team USA at the 2004 Summer Olympics, bringing home the bronze medal.
In addition to his successful career with the 76ers, Iverson also played for the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and the Memphis Grizzlies, before ending his NBA career with the 76ers during the 2009–10 season. He was rated the fifth-greatest NBA shooting guard of all time by ESPN in 2008. Iverson retired in 2013, and the 76ers retired his number 3 in March 2014.
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