Allen Iverson’s Career in Photos

The 10-time All-Star is calling it a career

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Ten-time NBA All-Star Allen Iverson is retiring with the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday.
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After playing two sports in high school - basketball and football - Iverson played college ball at Georgetown. When he left school to go to the NBA, he held the Hoyas' all-time career scoring average record at 23.0 points per game.
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Iverson was selected as the first pick of the 1996 NBA draft by the 76ers.
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A.I. quickly made an impact.
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The point guard won the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 1997. Iverson received 44 of 115 votes from sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NBA.
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In 2001, Iverson was named the NBA All-Star Game MVP.
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Iverson would carry the Sixers to the NBA Finals that year where he had this memorable moment stepping over Tyrone Lue. Lue and the Lakers got the last laugh as the Lakers won the series.
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"Practice" and off-the-field issues would haunt Iverson as the Sixers never got back to the Finals.<br /> <a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/sports/10-Years-Ago-Today-Allen-Iverson-Spoke-On-The-Importance-of-Practice-150435185.html" target="_blank">Click here to relive the famous "Practice" rant</a>
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Iverson was a member of the 2004 Olympic basketball team, which took home the bronze medal.
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Iverson scored 15 points in the East's 125-115 win over the West in the 2005 NBA All-Star Game and was named the MVP.
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"The Answer" remaining in Philly started to become a question by the end of the 2006 season.
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The Sixers eventually dealt Iverson to Denver in December 2006. He would play with the Nuggets until November 2008.
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In 2008, Iverson was traded mid-season to the Detroit Pistons, where he switched numbers from 3 to 1.
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In September 2009, Iverson signed a one-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, but announced his retirement from the sport Nov. 25. On Dec. 2, he announced he's re-signed with his original NBA team, the Philadelphia 76ers.
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It was teary-eyed reunion and lasted just 25 games.
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With no more offers from NBA teams, Iverson took a deal to play in Turkey but he last only a short time there.
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For his career, A.I.'s 1983 steals are 13th best all time and his 24,368 points place him 24th.
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