Personal Essay: Allen Iverson As A Role Model

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When I was younger all I wanted to is play basketball all day and watch basketball on TV or if i wasn’t playing basketball or watching ball I was always thinking about it, i loved the sport and could not stop thinking about it. So when I got older i dreamed of playing professional basketball and one person who really inspired me to become a ball player was Allen iverson. As he become bigger in the NBA and furthered his career i found myself looking up to him as a role model because I can relate to him in such a way to where I wanted to grow up to be just like him. Although other people didn 't see iverson as a good guy or a respectful person because of what he was accused of in his earlier life, not everyone would agree with me but I know Allen didn’t do what they said he did. It was really just another unfortunate act of being at the wrong place at the wrong time and I truly believe that because i 've seen and watched documents and videos of all of his case and only if the police or his lawyer would have just looked at the camera footage you could clearly see Allen walk out of the doors when the fight broke out. Afterword Iverson was sentenced fifteen years in prison but of the fifteen years ten of them were suspended after he spent four months at…show more content…
However he came closest to winning a ring in the 2001 season when he took the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. However, Iverson and his team fell 4-1 to Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O 'Neal. Although Iverson never got his ring he was still named the NBA’s most valuable player, at 6 feet 165 pounds he became the shortest and lightest play to ever win
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