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A Tribute To Allen Iverson, A Star Like No Other

Are we talkin' bout...*sniff*...RETIREMENT? According to, Iverson is set to officially end his professional basketball career.

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He overcame a tumultuous childhood growing up in Hampton, Virginia to become a star athlete in high school.

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He led the Bethel High School basketball team to a state title in 1993.

However, his athletic career seemed done when he received a fifteen-year prison sentence for allegedly hitting a woman with a chair in a brawl.

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His trial, which was the subject of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary No Crossover, was very controversial; many felt Iverson had been singled out without enough evidence. After serving four months in prison, Iverson was granted clemency by Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder.

He totally predicted the LeBron backlash back in 2006.

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