Allen Ezail Iverson, also known as “The Answer” and “Al”, is an American former basketball player and is one of the most influential and greatest professional basketball players of all time.
Stage Name: “The Answer” and “Al”
Full Name: Allen Ezail Iverson
Birthday: June 7, 1975`
Place of Origin: Hampton, Virginia
Height: 6 ft
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Spouse: None, ex-wife Tamanna Turner
Profession: Professional basketball player
Total Net Worth: $1 million
Allen Ezail Iverson was born in Hampton, Virginia, on June 1, 1975 to parents Allen Broughton and Ann Iverson. His father, Allen, left when he was still young. His mother, Ann, was 15 when she had Allen Ezail. Allen’s nickname when he was young was “Bubba Chuck”. His stage names he uses are “The Answer” and “Al”. The family lived in the projects of Hampton with crimes and drugs in the background.
In high school, Allen Iverson attended Bethel High School. He played for the football team in high school as quarterback. He also played as running back, kick returner, and as defensive back. Allen played basketball as point guard as well. He led both sports to Virginia State Championships and earned the Associated Press High School Player of the Year Award. In 1992, Allen won the 17-and-under AAU national championship when he played for the Boo Williams AAU basketball team.
In 1993, Allen served a sentence in a correctional Facility at Newport News City Farm in Newport News for the bowling riot. He completed his high school at Richard Milburn High School which is a school for at-risk students. But, while being at Bethel High School he had the attention of the head coach, John Thompson, of the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team at Georgetown University and he was then offered a full scholarship.
In his relationships, he married Tawanna Turner who is his high school sweetheart. They married in Voorhees, New Jersey at The Mansion on Main Street. In March 2010, Tawanna filed for divorce and it was finalized in 2013. The couple have children namely Tiaura, Allen II, Isaiah, Messiah, and Dream.
He then had an on and off relationship with the rapper Da Brat. But, Da Brat ended the relationship because of Allen’s infidelity.
Allen had some troubles such as legal problems and financial problems. Though he has some financial problems, Allen had an infamous trust fund of $32 million with Reebok. Reebok has set it aside which Allen cannot touch until he turns 55 by 2030.
In his basketball career while being at Georgetown University, in the years 1994 to 1995, Allen has won the Big East Rookie of the Year and he was also named All Rookie Tournament First Team during his first season at Georgetown University. Also, in the first season, Allen led the Georgetown Hoyas Basketball team to the Sweet 16 round during the NCAA tournament yet they lost to the North Carolina Tar Heels. In the years 1995 to 1996, he again led the team to a Big East championship. The team got to the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament yet they were defeated by the Massachusetts Minutemen. Allen Iverson was named for two seasons as the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Also, Allen was the Hoyas’ All-time leader.
In 1996, Allen Iverson left Georgetown as he was drafted to play for the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers and was the first player to leave early for the NBA under coach John Thompson.
While with the 76ers, he was an 11-time NBA All-star, became one of the greatest point guards of all time, and he was also named Most Valuable Player. It was in 1999, he had his first trip to the Playoffs with the 76ers. He then signed a $70 million six years contract extension in the 76ers. Allen had disagreements with the coach of 76ers, Larry Brown, and the 76ers attempted to trade him but failed.
He played for 10 years with the team and was traded to the Denver Nuggets. Allen played for 2 years with the Nuggets. His first game with the team was on December 23, 2006 which he had 22 points with 10 assists but they lost to the Sacramento Kings. He then played for the Detroit Pistons. Playing for the Pistons, he changed his #3 jersey to #1. He played for the Memphis Grizzlies which he signed a one-year contract on September 10, 2009. He was displeased for being a bench player and eventually left the team on November 7, 2009. Allen returned to the 76ers to play for one year. He returned to Philadelphia on December 7, 2009 in which he received a standing ovation from the audience.
He has his first win in being back to Philadelphia which ended the 12 game losing streak of the 76ers. Allen then left the 76ers on February 22, 2010 indefinitely citing health issues of his 4 year old daughter Messiah. Then on March 2, it was announced that Allen would not return to the 76ers citing personal matters.
Aside from basketball, Allen recorded a rap single entitled “40 Bars”. The single was criticized because of its derogatory lyrics towards homosexuals. His album entitled “Jewels” was criticized also because of the derogatory remarks about homosexuals. Allen agreed to change the lyrics but he never released his album.
Allen has announced that he would be retiring from basketball. The 76ers then announced in November 2013 that they would officially retire Allen Iverson’s #3. The event ceremony was held on March 1, 2014 in a special halftime when the 76ers hosted the Washington Wizards.
Allen Iverson Total Net Worth
Allen Iverson is one of the most influential and the greatest basketball players of all time. He has made a lot of money from his basketball career.
Although he earned a lot he had financial problems like many other athletes. Allen Iverson has an estimated net worth of $1 million.