Earlier today before the All-Star Game in Toronto, the Hall of Fame announced its finalists for this year. Allen Iverson was selected as one of the finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame.The former guard and Sixers legend was among 14 finalists named. The 2016 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced prior to the NCAA Men’s Championship game in Houston on April 4th.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2016 finalists are Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Johnson, Tom Izzo, John McLendon, Eddie Sutton, Bo Ryan, Sheryl Swoopes, Robert Hughes, Muffet McGraw, Darrell Garretson, Lefty Driesell, Leita Andrews and the 1954-58 Wayland Baptist U. team.
Iverson was a nine-time all-star and perhaps the most popular Philadelphia sports figure in the last 25 years. He played with the Sixers from 1996 to 2006 and during the 2009-10 season. He also had stints with the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies during his NBA career. Iverson briefly played for Besiktas Milangaz of the Turkish Basketball League in 2010-11.