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I think a lot of times, when people who get a chance to meet me and be around me, they understand that I’m not the person that the media make me out to be.
Allen Iverson

A negative Allen Iverson story is the greatest Allen Iverson story, for some reason.
Allen Iverson

I want to play basketball so bad.
Allen Iverson

At times, I might have been too young; I might have been too naive at times and didn’t understand who I really was to a whole culture.
Allen Iverson

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

I’m a father; I’m a friend. I think I’ve got the biggest heart in the world. A lot of times, that’s not a good thing. It’s a gift and a curse.
Allen Iverson

I don’t really care too much about what people who don’t care about me say about me, but a lot of times, you know, I get tired of defending myself.
Allen Iverson

I didn’t do this by myself, man. It was so many people, so many fans that came in there and cheered for me, night in and night out.
Allen Iverson

So many people supported me and believed in me. They made it so easy for me to believe in myself, because I didn’t want to let them down.
Allen Iverson

I wanted my fans and my family and my friends to be proud of me.
Allen Iverson

That’s the only thing that got me here is my teammates. My teammates and my coach. That’s the only reason I’m here.
Allen Iverson

I’m the biggest Westbrook fan, I think, there is. You know what I mean? Because he reminds me so much of myself as far as his heart and laying it on the line night in and night out. Just a guy that’s going to bring it every single night.
Allen Iverson

Detroit was a bad situation for me.
Allen Iverson

As far as how I expressed ‘practice, practice, practice’ over and over again, I wouldn’t take that back because, obviously, that sound bite is great for the media and for the fans, because they love it.
Allen Iverson

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

Either you give in, or you fight. That’s all I know, being where I’m from. You fight for what you want. You go after what you want. The only thing I could do was give up or keep fighting for what I wanted in life.
Allen Iverson

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

I just feel this is my planet.
Allen Iverson

You don’t want to hear about how much money I donate to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America or to AIDS awareness or to give out scholarships. You don’t want to hear about that.
Allen Iverson

People and what they say don’t bother me like they used to. When I was younger, I really couldn’t take it because I couldn’t understand where the criticism was coming from.
Allen Iverson

If we lose games, and I don’t score a lot, they gonna say I’m not scoring enough.
Allen Iverson

Sometimes it used to hurt so bad when people used to say stuff about me. It still does. But I’m at a level now that I’m like, ‘I ain’t surprised that they said this or that about me.’
Allen Iverson

My friend… used to tease me about a tattoo I had right here, but it was so big, and what he was teasing me about – he said it looked like a flying monkey. It’s supposed to have been a grim reaper holding a ball. But it did look like a monkey.
Allen Iverson

You gotta do what you gotta do. And I had to figure that out, and I used to – I couldn’t stand the media, but I realized they have a job. They gotta do what they have to do.
Allen Iverson

I wish the media and people that work in media would realize sometimes – and I know it doesn’t pay your bills – but sometimes just sit back and think, like, ‘Man, what if this was my child? And somebody was doing this to them? And they had to go through it? If somebody bashed them like this?’
Allen Iverson

Don’t nobody wanna talk about or hear about somebody donating money to a charity. You wanna hear about what Bin Laden is doing and what you think is on his mind.
Allen Iverson

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