Allen Iverson quotes

  • 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

    #Basketball #People #Feel Good

  • I never took the game for granted as far as not having to work on what I needed to do to accomplish all of the things that I wanted to accomplish.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Games #Granted #Accomplish

  • I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger!
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Cheeseburger

  • I'd rather have more heart than talent any day.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • 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

    #Basketball #Team #Struggle

  • If I can't practice, I can't practice. It is as simple as that. I ain't about that at all. It's easy to sum it up if you're just talking about practice. We're sitting here, and I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we're talking about practice. I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we're talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it's my last, but we're talking about practice man. How silly is that?
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Silly #Mean #Simple

  • 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

    #Basketball #Player #Laughing

  • You have to go through good times and bad times to get where you're trying to go.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Trying #Good Times #Bad Times

  • I believe in my heart I'm the best player in the world. I'm just a scorer. I try to put the ball in the basket for my team. I'm just confident in my ability to play ball.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Team #Believe #Heart

  • 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

    #Basketball #Hurt #Children

  • Being an All-Star is everything.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Stars

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

    #Growing Up #Hard Times #Growing

  • 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

    #Eye #Thinking #Play

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

    #Basketball #Get Better

  • I just try to look into the mirror, and work on the things that I wasn't doing, and I made a promise to myself that after the season, I will look at the same mirror, and say that you did everything you could
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Mirrors #Promise #Trying

  • 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

    #Basketball #Winning #Want

  • 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

    #Basketball #Dad #Nba

  • 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

    #Basketball #Practice #Nba

  • People think that I'm some tough renegade, black-hearted being, evil, but that ain't me.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Thinking #Nba

  • 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

    #Basketball #Running #Believe

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

    #Basketball #Believe #Practice

  • In 2001 we didn't have all the talent in the world, we just had me on offense and just a bunch of tough ***** dudes, and a great coach in Larry Brown.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Nba #World

  • I wasn't a bad guy. I just wanted God to give me a second chance.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Second Chance #Nba

  • 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

    #Basketball #Mirrors #Nba

  • 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

    #Basketball #Mom #Home

  • I am the MVP and I gotta worry about the trade talk.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Mvp #Nba

  • I didn't know I had this many fans in Puerto Rico. I'm going to carry this memory to my grave.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Memories #Fans #Graves

  • When I was a little kid I used to go on the playground and say: today I will shoot like Bird, pass like Magic, jump like Mike, be quick like Zeke. I am thankful to them, since without seeing them do things they did, I wouldn't be in the NBA.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Kids #Nba

  • 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

    #Basketball #Nba #Games

  • 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

    #Tattoo #Basketball #Nba

  • 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

    #Basketball #Mistake #Nba

  • I'm going to always be a Sixer til I die.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Nba

  • 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

    #Basketball #Love You #Home

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

    #Basketball #Nba #Bridges

  • 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

    #Basketball #Kids #Nba

  • I dont 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

    #Basketball #Thinking #Nba

  • 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

    #Running #Talking #Negativity

  • 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

    #Basketball #Done #Care

  • How the hell can I make my teammates better by practicing?!
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Teammate #Hell

  • I would rather win than have good sportsmanship.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Winning #Sportsmanship #Good Sportsmanship

  • We should because when coaches get fired, the players have a lot to do with it.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Player #Should

  • I take everything I learned from the streets and put it in my NBA game.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Nba #Games #Streets

  • One of the things you have to learn is that you don't have to have the ball all the time to be effective.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Balls

  • Life is short. Im gonna be happy with mine.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Life Is Short #Life Is

  • I don't put pressure on myself. I just compete.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Pressure

  • 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

    #Basketball #Passion #Play

  • We talkin' bout practice?
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Sports #Practice

  • We had a lot to do with Randy being fired. If we were to do a lot better, then it probably wouldn't have happened.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Randy

  • There's nothing less than that. I don't care about just going to the playoffs; I've been to the playoffs before.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Care #Playoffs

  • Personally I just want to win a championship.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Winning #Want

  • 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

    #Basketball #Believe #Heart

  • 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

    #Basketball #Guy #Coaches

  • 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

    #Basketball #Team #Blessed

  • 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

    #Basketball #Smart #Believe

  • Practice? I mean, listen, we're talking about practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We're talking about practice. Not a game. Not the game. Not the game. We're talkin about practice, man. We're talkin about practice. We're taklin about practice, man. What are we talkin about? Practice. We're talkin about practice, man.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Mean #Men

  • We talkin' about practice?
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Sports #Practice #Funniest Sports

  • You can put a murderer in a suit, and hes still a murderer.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Suits #Murderer #Stills

  • I went through what I went through because God said go through it
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Said

  • Only the strong survive.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Strong

  • God chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Careers #Memphis

  • I've always said, just go ask my teammates if you want to know about me. Go ask the guys that I've played with. Don't ask or get information about me from people who are not in the locker room or not around me all of the time. Then you'll get legit answers.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #People #Guy #Answers

  • 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
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Men #Shoes #Car

  • I want to return to the NBA this season, and help any team that wants me, in any capacity that they feel that I can help. I'm disappointed.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Team #Nba #Want

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

    #Basketball #Dream #Kids

  • I just wanted to set a good example. I wanted to do things that I hadn't done before. My whole thing was to just try to be professional. I think when you work hard, good things happen, so obviously, because we're going to the Finals.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Hard Work #Thinking #Effort

  • 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

    #Fall #Men #Careers

  • He's helped me do so much in my career, helped me be the player that I am. If there's no Larry Brown, then there's no MVP, Allen Iverson.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Player #Mvp #Careers

  • People try to start things with me because of who I am, and I know that means I have to stay away. Its definitely racial.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Mean #Who I Am #People

  • The basket looked like an ocean, and I was just throwing rocks in.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Ocean #Rocks #Baskets

  • I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I've just got to believe that we're going to be all right. I've got to just play basketball.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Motivational #Basketball #Believe

  • Please don't try to make things nice! All the wrong notes are right? I want it that way.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Nice #Trying #Want

  • You know, I've always told him (Larry Brown) I wanted the relationship that Michael Jackson... Michael Jordan, I'm sorry. ... I wanted the same relationship with him like Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan had.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Sorry #Jordan #Brown

  • Iverson: Man look, I hear you... it's funny to me too, I mean it's strange... it's strange to me too, but we're talking about practice man, we're not even talking about the game... the actual game, when it matters... We're talking about practice ...
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Mean #Men #Talking

  • I've been in Philadelphia 10 years, man. I knew it was going to be a challenge, mentally. I always thought life would come to an end if I ever left Philadelphia. And I feel like a newborn. Being in Denver it's just a better situation for me. And I'm just happy that I feel like I got an opportunity where I can win basketball games here.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Basketball #Sports #Men

  • We got to stop people. We go ahead and we score 100 points every night, but we give up more. Our whole thing was, we know we can score, and we have to start having some kind of fun on the defensive end. Everybody want to play offense. Not too many people want to play defense. Defense is ego, pride, and that's the way we've been coming out, just taking the challenge. Man-on-man first, and having each other's back when a guy gets beat.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Sports #Fun #Giving Up

  • Not a game, not a game... practice.
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Funny #Practice #Nba

  • When you work hard, good things happen
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Hard Work #Good Things #Things Happen

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