08/29/13 8:17 am EST
37,584 minutes. 24,368 points. 6,375 free throws. 1,983 steals. 23 Player of the Week awards. 10 All-Star appearances. 4-Time NBA scoring champion. 3 First Team All-NBA selections. 2 All-Star Game MVPs. 1 NBA MVP Award.
But the number that truly defines Allen Iverson is 6. Yes, a six-foot guard from Georgetown, Allen Iverson.
Iverson was more of a transcendent icon than he was a phenomenal basketball player. What he accomplished at the small height of six feet — which we all know is a fib — is what catapulted him into sports history. You know what? Screw sports history. American history.
It’s what makes Iverson a cold-stone-lock Hall of Famer and separates him from the likes of Tracy McGrady.