2016 HALL OF FAME SPOTLIGHT: ALLEN IVERSON

September 9, 2016

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, congratulates Allen Iverson on his induction into the 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Allen Iverson was one of the most influential basketball players in NBA history. An 11-time NBA All-Star, Iverson played 14 NBA seasons averaging 26.7 points and 6.2 assists per game. He was named to the All-NBA First Team a total of three times. He led the league in scoring average four times and steals per game three times. Even though he was only barely 6 feet and barely 160 pounds, he still led the league in minutes per game seven times. Iverson was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 1997 and NBA MVP in 2001.

Inducting Allen Iverson into the Hall of Fame will be Larry Brown, Julius Erving, and John Thompson.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held this Friday, September 9th at Springfield Symphony Hall.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.