149+ Best Allen Iverson Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Allen Ezail Iverson, nicknamed “the Answer”, is an American basketball player. Iverson known for both explosive play on the court and controversy away from the game. He became the first great athlete to be strongly identified with the hip-hop movement. Profoundly inspirational Allen Iverson quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Allen Iverson Quotes

I wasn’t a point guard. I was a killer. Allen İverson

I don’t want to be another Jordan, Magic, or Isiah. When my career is over, I want to be able to look in the mirror and say ‘I did it my way. Allen Iverson

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

If you’re struggling with your shooting, then do other things on the basketball court. Get steals, get assists, get rebounds-do anything on the court to help the team win. Allen Iverson

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

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

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

When I was young, everyone laughed at me when I said that I wanted to be a professional basketball player now it’s my turn to laugh. Allen Iverson

Personally I just want to win a championship. Allen Iverson

I play every game like it’s my last game. All that matters is that you go out there and play every game as if it was your last. Allen Iverson

If I could take back all the mistakes that I made throughout my career, I would have had a perfect career. I would have missed no shots. I would have made no turnovers. I would have gone right instead of going left when I was supposed to, every game. Allen Iverson

It’s unfair because the people booing, I believe, wouldn’t want to have their child booed. Fans don’t understand our lives and what we go through. They don’t look at us as humans. We love the fans because they support and love the game, but at the same time it hurts when they turn their back on us. Allen Iverson

I’ve got to just play basketball. Allen Iverson

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

Being an All Star is everything. Allen Iverson

I don’t watch college basketball. Allen Iverson

When you get to that level, it’s not a matter of talent anymore  because all the players are so talented, it’s about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions. 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

It was a great experience for me, the ups and downs  because I became a man in Philadelphia. Allen Iverson

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

You can hide from the devil, but he’ll always find you. Allen Iverson

My whole thing is, if you love me, then love me. If you don’t, then believe what you hear and run with that. Allen Iverson

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

I thought we’d be discussing about me not leaving Philadelphia and they just kept asking me about the practice, so I lost it. Allen Iverson

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

I see kids today trying to do the things I did, and it makes me feel like I’ve come a long way. Allen Iverson

Being older, I can’t imagine a parent not wanting to be in their kid’s life. I will just never understand it. To me, it’s priceless. Allen Iverson

I remember playing in a tournament when at home we didn’t have light, because my mom spent her last money on my sneakers. Allen Iverson

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

I was the bridge between the Michael Jordan era and LeBron James era. Allen Iverson

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

I wasn’t a bad guy. I just wanted God to give me a second chance. 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 love you Philadelphia. I want to thank you for accepting me, and letting me be me and make this my home forever. Allen Iverson

I can’t take it back. I can’t take anything back. So I don’t regret it. Allen Iverson

I’m going to always be a Sixer til I die. Allen Iverson

You hit roadblocks in life, but I’m living proof that you can overcome those roadblocks and become what you want to become. Allen Iverson

Believe me, I am not even that brave enough to miss that many practices. Allen Iverson

I just want kids all over the world to know you have to practice to be any good in this game; it’s too hard. Allen Iverson

I made a lot of mistakes, a lot of things I’m not proud of. But it’s only for other people to learn from. Allen Iverson

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 me. I’m fortunate; I’m blessed to be in the situation that I’m in right now. Allen Iverson

I always wanted to be a Sixer. My dad was a Sixers’ fan. I never wanted to leave. I wanted to start my career in Philly and finish it here. Allen Iverson

You think I can be the MVP without practicing? Allen Iverson

I don’t want to be a point guard, or a two-guard, I want people to think of me as creative. I just want to create on the court. Allen Iverson

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

My whole thing was, just being me. Now, you look around the NBA and all of them have tattoos, guys wearing cornrows. Now you see the police officers with the cornrows. I took a beating for those types of things. 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

I am the MVP and I gotta worry about the trade talk. 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’m going to always be a Sixer til I die.

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

My whole thing was just being me. Now, you look around the NBA and all of them have tattoos, guys wearing cornrows. Now you see the police officers with the cornrows.

Being an All Star is everything. Allen Iverson

They’re targeting guys who dress like me, guys who dress hip hop. Put a murderer in a suit, and he’s still a murderer. It sends a bad message to the kids.

This is the thing you dream about when you’re a kid, even before getting into the league. Allen Iverson

I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger!

I knew I was gonna be the number one pick, but I didn’t know. Allen Iverson

A jump shot can get you a shoe deal, a big house, a supermodel, fancy cars, a bunch of yes men, a Swiss bank account. But none of these things can get you a jump shot.

God gave me all this; why waste the talent that he gave me? Why not go full throttle with it all and try to become in the class with the greatest players that ever played the game? That’s just a great feeling. Allen Iverson

I would rather win than have good sportsmanship

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

The basket looked like an ocean, and I was just throwing rocks in it.

Man, people have been waiting for me to fall off my whole career. From the first time, I stepped on the court. It probably made people sick to their stomachs watching my whole career, watching the things that I’ve done in my career. Allen Iverson

That’s what my money bought you? That’s what $2,000 bought you?

I love my fans in Philadelphia, but this is the hardest place in the world to play in. And I think it’s the hardest place to play in to be a superstar. Just to be the No. 1 guy. All eyes on you  because everybody wants you to be perfect, but not themselves. Allen Iverson

I got white friends, I mean, my lawyers.

I didn’t take constructive criticism the way I should have. When I finally caught up to that, that’s when I went to being the MVP. Allen Iverson

It was just the greatest feeling to see a kid with your shoes on. Allen Iverson

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I’m just overwhelmed with the fact that I had a signature shoe. It’s actually ‘my shoe. Allen Iverson

I thought we’d be discussing about me not leaving Philadelphia and they just kept asking me about the practice, so I lost it

I went from the projects to a real house. It was a big difference. Allen Iverson

Take the vehicle, I have 10 more

I owe all of this to the guys I’ve played with and all the coaches that have helped me get to where I’m at right now. I’m honored to be here. Allen Iverson

I make more money than you will in 10 years

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

Police don’t have anything else fucking to do except to fuck with me

Tattoos, cornrows, headbands, hip hop. I never meant to start any trends. I got my butt kicked, but if that meant that the guys who came after me could be themselves, then it was worth it. Allen Iverson

We sitting here, I am supposed to be the franchise player and we in here talking about practice.

My mom always told me that I could be anything I wanted to be. And I truly, actually believed it. And I fought. Allen Iverson

I was recruited by every school in the country for football and basketball. And an incident happened in high school, and all that was taken away. No other teams, no other schools were recruiting me anymore. 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 couldn’t have accomplished the things in my career if I didn’t practice, and the worst part about that whole thing is when a kid comes up to me and says ‘Allen, I don’t like practice, either.’ I’ve got to straighten that kid right then. Allen Iverson

I surround myself with people who make me laugh. Allen Iverson

I didn’t take constructive criticism the way I should have. When I finally caught up to that, that’s when I went to being the MVP. Allen Iverson

Why do you care about somebody talking negative about you if they don’t know you? Allen Iverson

If I’m not getting older and more mature at 31, then something’s wrong. 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

God gave me all this; why waste the talent that he gave me? Why not go full throttle with it all and try to become in the class with the greatest players that ever played the game? That’s just a great feeling. Allen Iverson

This is like a tribute to them, the people who helped me to get here. The thing that makes me feel good about the whole thing is, the fans voted me here. Allen Iverson

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

I am sick of defending myself, and I am not going to keep on doing it. Allen Iverson

I’ve accomplished so many things in basketball. I financially secured my kids’ life and their future. I’m just happy. I’m just blessed. So anything that I’m not awarded doesn’t matter because I’ve been rewarded enough in this lifetime. Allen Iverson

I don’t have any problems with what these guys wear because they got their own style and their own originality. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, man. Allen Iverson

I don’t have any problems with what these guys wear because they got their own style and their own originality. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, man. Allen Iverson

Everybody is their own person. Allen Iverson

If I could take back all the mistakes that I made throughout my career, I would have had a perfect career. I would have missed no shots. I would have made no turnovers. I would have went right instead of going left when I was supposed to, every game. Allen Iverson

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

I don’t care. I feel like if we don’t make a trade, we have to get it done with what we’ve got. Allen Iverson

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