It seems like yesterday when I was raving about how this 20 year old hoop phenom at Georgetown was going to one day take over the league. Here we are two decades later celebrating that hoop phenom turning the big 4-0 and looking back at all that he has accomplished in the league and how he has influenced many of today’s young NBA stars.
On June 7th, Allen Iverson celebrated his birthday with family and friends at an all-white private party in his hometown of Virginia. 2020 Video Visions documented the joyful and emotional night and put together this mini-movie which features generations of people sharing their praise and thanks to the legend.
IVERSON’S NEXT JOB
If it was up to Iverson’s former coach Larry Brown, Allen’s belated birthday gift would be a job offer from the 76ers organization.
“I just wish there was some way that he could be involved,” said Brown,who coached Iverson and the 76ers from 1997 to 2003, making the NBA Finals in 2001. “Just teach him about the organization and let him figure it out, figure out how he can help. He can certainly judge talent. He certainly has people’s respect. Kids will listen to anything he said. He’s certainly bright as hell.”