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Allen Iverson Highlights 2016 Basketball Hall Of Fame Class

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Allen Iverson highlights a name worthy 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which was announced Monday morning.

Iverson, an 11-time All-Star, is the only player 6-0 or shorter to average at least 20 points per game for his career, finishing at 26.7. He spent 14 years in the NBA playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in two different stints, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and the Memphis Grizzlies. Allen also spent his last two years of his career playing overseas in Turkey for Beşiktaş.

“It’s just a tribute to everybody else behind the scenes who helped me accomplish what I wanted to accomplish,” Allen Iverson said. Iverson was rated the fifth-greatest NBA shooting guard of all time by ESPN in 2008.

Others to join Allen Iverson in this year’s class include former PG Shaquille O’Neal, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, former WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes and Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf.

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