Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;HE HAS TAKEN HIS GAME -- AND THE GAME -- TO A NEW LEVELandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; He grew up in Virginia with nothing but his talent and his heart. But he had andlt;Iandgt;The Plan:andlt;/Iandgt; his never-say-die dream to become an NBA superstar. So he began his journey down a road full of obstacles. But the world underestimated Allen Iverson.... andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;Fear No Oneandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; From his first days playing college hoops...to his turbulent early years in the pros...to his leading the Philadelphia 76ers to the 2001 NBA Finals and being named league MVP, here is the andlt;Iandgt;realandlt;/Iandgt; story of controversial superstar Allen Iverson. Acclaimed sports journalist John Smallwood -- who has covered Iverson extensively -- shows readers the Iverson they never knew: the boy, the man, the rapper, the player, the role model, and the icon. andlt;BRandgt; Get to know andlt;Bandgt;ALLEN IVERSONandlt;/Bandgt;...the man behind the legend.
This unauthorized biography of the Philadelphia 76er who was named MVP of the NBA in the 2000-01 season provides a revealing look at one of professional basketball's most controversial superstars. From Iverson's poverty-stricken beginnings in Virginia to his amazing records with the Georgetown Hoyas and the 76ers, readers will learn the heartbreaking story behind the man.