Obviously you’ll watch your favorite team, but we’ve narrowed down who actually has a chance to make it to playoffs as well as the underdogs to keep your eye on. Read Full Story Allen Iverson #3 of the Denver Nuggets awaits a free throw against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 28, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.
The Lakers defeated the Nuggets 107-101 and clinched their playoff series 4-0.
Born Allen Ezail Iverson in Hampton, Virginia, he grew up very poor to a struggling mother and a father who deserted him.
To add fuel to the fire, Allen Iverson flew in for the weekend from a tournament to be in Virginia for his trial.
He was called such because his friends said he was the answer to basketball's conformity so to speak, people that conformed to this family friendly image, such as Charles Barkley, Isiah Thomas and most importantly, Michael Jordan, who was a childhood hero of his.
He accepted a scholarship to Georgetown where John Thompson coached him.
Two factors did him in at his hearing; first of all, two white people said they saw him assault the girl.
Secondly, the judge was from the very conservative southeast Virginia establishment and did not have any sympathy for Iverson, his background or his talent.