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Allen Iverson, American Athlete ( June 7, 1975 - )

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I gave everything I had to basketball. The passion is still there, but the desire to play is not. It was a great ride.~Allen Iverson


Passion Great Ride

When you are not practicing, someone else is getting better.~Allen Iverson


Better You Getting Better

If you're from Virginia, then you know some white people from Poquoson don't like black people.~Allen Iverson


People Black White

When you lose, there is a whole bunch of room for negativity and I don't feed into this stuff and I do not do any talking. I don't run my mouth.~Allen Iverson


Negativity You Talking

When you win, everything is everything. But when you lose, it's all about Allen Iverson and Larry Brown. When we win, I know that I get the praise and Larry Brown gets the praise, but when we lose, it's on me and Larry Brown. That's something that I have to learn to accept and deal with.~Allen Iverson


Learn Me Win

Being an All-Star is everything.~Allen Iverson


Everything All-Star Being

If that many people recognize how hard I go every night and what I put into my game, to make myself and my team better, it means a lot to mean. I'm fortunate; I'm blessed to be in the situation that I'm in right now.~Allen Iverson


Myself Blessed Team

Man, I'm 31 years old and a husband with four kids; I hope I'm no thug. I hear all those negative things and don't hear anything positive. I think that's all those people feel... that way that's all they hear about when you hear Allen Iverson did something negative or something.~Allen Iverson


Positive Hope Man

You hit road blocks in life, but I'm living proof that you can overcome those road blocks and become what you want to become.~Allen Iverson


Life Road Living

I failed, got back up. I failed, got back up.~Allen Iverson


Back Up Back Up

I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I've just got to believe that we're going to be all right. I've got to just play basketball.~Allen Iverson


Believe Basketball Play

He's helped me do so much in my career, helped me be the player that I am. If there's no Larry Brown, then there's no MVP, Allen Iverson.~Allen Iverson


I Am Me Career

Obviously, if I could go back and change anything, I would be a perfect man. And I know there's no perfect man.~Allen Iverson


Change Man Perfect

I just feel this is my planet.~Allen Iverson


Feel Planet Just

My dream was bigger than anything else. My fight and me wanting to fulfill what I wanted to be in life. That was enough to keep me strong enough to endure anything.~Allen Iverson


Life Strong Fight

I wasn't afraid to be who I am. I didn't think anything was wrong with it.~Allen Iverson


I Am Think Afraid

I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.~Allen Iverson


Growing Up Growing Way

Everybody is their own person.~Allen Iverson


Own Person Everybody

Just understand that there's going to be some ups, there's going to be some downs.~Allen Iverson


Understand Going Some

Just because you put a guy in a tuxedo doesn't make him a good guy.~Allen Iverson


Good You Just Because

I wasn't a point guard. I was a killer.~Allen Iverson


Point Killer Point Guard

Me and my family are straight. I am blessed. I am alive, man, and I am healthy, and that is the only thing that matters. Me and my family, everybody else, it really doesn't matter because why do you care about somebody talking negative about you if they don't know you?~Allen Iverson


Family Blessed Man

I don't want to just go to the playoffs, I don't want to go to the playoffs and win the first round, second round, and not win the whole thing because it's bittersweet.~Allen Iverson


Win Want Go

If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court. I've just got to believe that in my heart.~Allen Iverson


Heart Believe Me

I may not know everything about physical talent or anything like that, but I have a sharp mind when it comes to that look: being able to look into somebody's eyes to tell if they are going to be in the foxhole with you tonight, or if they are not.~Allen Iverson


Eyes May Mind

I don't watch college basketball.~Allen Iverson


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