Allen Iverson

Born: June 7, 1975

Occupation: Basketball player

Quotes of Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

I just wanted to set a good example. I wanted to do things that I hadn't done before. My whole thing was to just try to be professional. I think when you work hard, good things happen, so obviously, because...

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Allen Iverson

I gave everything I had to basketball. The passion is still there but the desire to play is not. It was a great ride.

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Allen Iverson

I don't put pressure on myself. I just compete.

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Allen Iverson

Life is short. Im gonna be happy with mine.

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Allen Iverson

If you're struggling with your shooting, then do other things on the basketball court. Get steals, get assists, get rebounds-do anything on the court to help the team win.

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Allen Iverson

One of the things you have to learn is that you don't have to have the ball all the time to be effective.

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Allen Iverson

I take everything I learned from the streets and put it in my NBA game.

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Allen Iverson

You have to go through good times and bad times to get where you're trying to go.

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Allen Iverson

You can put a murderer in a suit, and hes still a murderer.

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Allen Iverson

People try to start things with me because of who I am, and I know that means I have to stay away. Its definitely racial.

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Allen Iverson

I went through what I went through because God said go through it

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Allen Iverson

A jump shot can get you a shoe deal, a big house, a supermodel, fancy cars, a bunch of yes men, a Swiss bank account. But none of these things can get you a jump shot

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Allen Iverson

I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger!

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Allen Iverson

I've always said, just go ask my teammates if you want to know about me. Go ask the guys that I've played with. Don't ask or get information about me from people who are not in the locker room or not around...

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Allen Iverson

I just try to look into the mirror, and work on the things that I wasn't doing, and I made a promise to myself that after the season, I will look at the same mirror, and say that you did everything you...

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Allen Iverson

God chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career.

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Allen Iverson

I'd rather have more heart than talent any day.

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Allen Iverson

I would rather win than have good sportsmanship.

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Allen Iverson

I believe in my heart I'm the best player in the world. I'm just a scorer. I try to put the ball in the basket for my team. I'm just confident in my ability to play ball.

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Allen Iverson

We talkin' bout practice?

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Allen Iverson

I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.

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Allen Iverson

I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I've just got to believe that we're going to be all right. I've got to just play basketball.

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Allen Iverson

When you are not practicing, someone else is getting better.

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Allen Iverson

This is the thing you dream about when you're a kid, even before getting into the league.

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Allen Iverson

We talkin' about practice?

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Allen Iverson

Practice? I mean, listen, we're talking about practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We're talking about practice. Not a game. Not the game. Not the game. We're talkin about practice, man. We're...

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Allen Iverson

When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions. If I don't believe it,...

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Allen Iverson

If that many people recognize how hard I go every night and what I put into my game, to make myself and my team better, it means a lot to mean. I'm fortunate; I'm blessed to be in the situation that I'm...

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Allen Iverson

Being an All-Star is everything.

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Allen Iverson

I don't care. I feel like if we don't make a trade, we have to get it done with what we've got.

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Allen Iverson

I don't want to just go to the playoffs, I don't want to go to the playoffs and win the first round, second round, and not win the whole thing because it's bittersweet.

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Allen Iverson

I owe all of this to the guys I've played with and all the coaches that have helped me get to where I'm at right now. I'm honored to be here.

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Allen Iverson

If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court. I've just got to believe that in my heart.

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Allen Iverson

It's unfair because the people booing, I believe, wouldn't want to have their child booed. Fans don't understand our lives and what we go through. They don't look at us as humans. We love the fans because...

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Allen Iverson

Personally I just want to win a championship.

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Allen Iverson

There's nothing less than that. I don't care about just going to the playoffs; I've been to the playoffs before.

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Allen Iverson

This is like a tribute to them, the people who helped me to get here. The thing that makes me feel good about the whole thing is, the fans voted me here.

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Allen Iverson

We had a lot to do with Randy being fired. If we were to do a lot better, then it probably wouldn't have happened.

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Allen Iverson

We should because when coaches get fired, the players have a lot to do with it.

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Allen Iverson

When you work hard, good things happen

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Allen Iverson

Only the strong survive.

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