Essay on Allen Iverson : The Player Of The Franchise
From the moment he was drafted in 1996 until his departure in 2006, Allen Iverson was not only the face of the franchise, but he was also one of the best players in the entire NBA. In his 11 seasons with the team, Iverson was an eight-time All-Star, a member of six All-NBA Teams (3x First Team, 3x Second Team), a four-time scoring champion, and the 2000-2001 league MVP.
During his time in Philadelphia Iverson established himself as one the best scorers in league history, finishing in the top ten of points scored eight times. His average of 31.4 points per game during the 2001-2002 season is the highest single game average in the post NBA-ABA merger era.
He led the team to the playoffs six times, making the NBA finals in 2001. His 2001 MVP season was his best season in terms of both individual and team success. In that season, Iverson averaged 31.1 points, 4.6 assists, and a career high 2.8 steals per game. The team also won 56 games, which was the most wins since the 1984-1985 season.
Iverson is the team’s all-time leader in three-point fields, and steals per game. He is also tied for the single highest points per game average (27.6) with Wilt Chamberlain.
To this day, when basketball fans think of the 76ers, Allen Iverson is among the first players that come to mind.
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