Allen Iverson Named a Hall of Fame Finalist
Later this summer the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame will induct the 2016 class and honor, celebrate the best basketball players on earth.
On Friday the Hall of Fame announced the 14 finalists for the inductions this summer in Springfield, MA and a legendary Philadelphia 76er is on the list.
Allen Iverson joins Shaquille O'Neal on a potentially star-studded class that will be inducted.
Additionally on the list: Kevin Johnson, Tom Izzo, John McLendon, Eddie Sutton, Bo Ryan, Sheryl Swoopes, Robert Hughes, Muffet McGraw, Darrell Garretson, Lefty Driesell, Yao Ming, Leita Andrews and the 1954-58 Wayland Baptist U. team.
Iverson was one of the best scorers the NBA has ever seen and is famously remembered by 76ers fans for guiding his team to the 2001 NBA Finals only to lose in five games to O'Neal and his Los Angeles Lakers. In that season Iverson was named NBA MVP as well as MVP of the All-Star Game.
Iverson was named to 7 All-Star teams and has the seventh highest scoring average in league history.
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame includes players, coaches and teams from all forms of basketball including the international game.
The 2016 class will be announced April 4 in Houston prior to the NCAA Men's Championship game.