Allen Iverson, Hall of Famer.
No player has ever taken the court and given more of himself than The Answer, who fearlessly drove into the paint — into the forest of trees near the rim in the NBA — and found ways to score. Philadelphia fans loved him, and Iverson loved them back. Even if it wasn’t always smooth, the love was there.
You could feel that in the arena in Philly Saturday night, when Iverson was honored for entering the Hall of Fame. Dr. J was there to hand him the jacket. The fans were chanting MVP. And Iverson was his genuine self, including before the game when discussing his weight lifting efforts (or lack thereof).
You can see Iverson’s speech above, below you can watch the entire halftime ceremony.