Sixers Roundup: Allen Iverson’s Hall of Fame Speech Universally Praised
Earlier this week Allen Iverson, one of the true icons in Philadelphia sports, was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
What was the reaction to his speech? Almost universal praise.
- You can watch Iverson’s full speech here.
- A clip focusing on Sixers fans chanting MVP.
- Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com recapping the event.
- Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports with a profile on Iverson.
- Jessica Camerato of CSNPhilly calls the speech “one for the ages“.
- Kyle Neubeck of LibertyBallers with a good article on Iverson’s complicated legacy.
- Rich Hofmann of PhillyVoice on solidifying Iverson’s legacy.
- Aaron McKie wrote a tribute to Iverson for The Players Tribune.
- Laura Italiano of the NY Post on the tumultuous relationship between Allen and Tawanna Iverson.
- Marissa Payne of the Washington Post on how John Thompson saved Iverson’s life.
- Jeremy Gordon of the Wall Street Journal on how Allen Iverson changed the NBA.
- Nick Ripatrazone for Rolling Stone on why it’s time to stop talking about practice.
- Chris Paul, Doc Rivers, and Jamal Crawford with thoughts on Iverson’s impact on the game.
- Stephen A. Smith on Allen Iverson’s authenticity for ESPN.com.
- USA Today with a good photo gallery of Iverson throughout the years.
- Larry Brown on his relationship with Iverson and what it meant for both of them.
- Draymond Green on his excitement to get his picture taken with Iverson.
- The Undefeated’s Justin Tinsley with an excellent read on Iverson’s road to immortality.
- In non-AI news, the trainer for Jerami Grant gave a glimpse into what the third-year forward has been working on this summer.
That will wrap it up for this week’s roundup.