Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson is not just an icon in the history of the franchise, but also in the NBA as a whole. The 6-foot guard from Georgetown is a Hall of Famer and he played his heart out on an every night basis to do everything he could to help the Sixers come out on top.
Overall, Iverson averaged 26.7 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.7 rebounds while winning MVP in 2001. He was also an 11-time All-Star and was named to the All-NBA team seven times as well.
HoopsHype compiled a list of the top players at 6 feet or under and Iverson comes in ranked second on the list:
A cultural icon for his exploits on and off the court, Allen Iverson has to be considered one of the best athletes in NBA history not just for his elite quickness and speed but also his overall strength, as he thrived in an era full of enforcers and hard fouls despite being one of the smaller players out there most nights. Iverson was a menace getting to the basket and no matter how hard he got knocked down or how often it happened in any given game, he was still always ready for his next rim attack.
Iverson’s impact was felt in big waves for the Sixers and the NBA. He presented Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade for his Hall of Fame induction and is adored by basketball fans all over the globe.