People often ask me who my inspirations are and I almost always forget to mention this guy.
On our way to Brazil today, I saw a magazine(which I bought) with his face on it at the airport and it caused memories to come flooding back to 2001 when I picked up a magazine with his face on it and my life was never the same after.
I followed his career from then till the end and I openly admit he had some dark points(personal issues aside) but important lessons he taught me throughout his 15 year career were:
1.You never have to fit into anyone’s idea of what you should be.
2.Never let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do.
3.Through your actions, you will prove your doubters wrong and they will eventually learn to accept.
4.Having heart is more powerful than any talent or ability.
5. The littlest men can stand tall among giants
The retired his jersey last month, where it will forever hang in the Fargo arena in Philadelephia. Well played and well deserved sir. ALLEN EZAIL IVERSON. BUBBA CHUCK. THE ANSWER. PHILA 3. #UOSB #BASKETBALL #SLAM #INSPIRATION #ALLENIVERSON