Allen Iverson amassed all of his net worth from his gambling days, reaching $1 million, but once he got involved in a bizarre scene with a casino.
The 76ers guard is considered one of the greatest players in NBA history to never win a championship ring. He tried many times and he was on some teams that really came close, but he never captured that elusive dream.
Iverson’s vintage move was his crossover. He regularly destroyed opponents with his crisp grips, and the only player who came close to his level of ball handling was Kyrie Irving. Iverson even got the great Michael Jordan with his move.
March 12, 1997: Rookie Allen Iverson with the crossover and the jumper on Michael Jordan pic.twitter.com/6ZjXITiD3i
— This Day in Sports Clips (@TDISportsClips) March 12, 2021
IverDson’s other vintage moment came in the 2001 NBA Finals when he shot Tyronn Lue and then stepped over him. The blow came in a massive upset win over the Kobe-Shaq Lakers, and even though the 76ers ultimately lost the series 4-1, the moment goes down in history.
21 years ago today, Allen Iverson gave us this iconic moment, stepping over Tyronn Lue 😤 pic.twitter.com/m9H2pbS0Wj
—ESPN (@espn) June 6, 2022
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Allen Iverson once refused to repay $10,000 he had wrongfully earned
Iverson liked to celebrate his wins in style, but one time it led to a very strange and unprecedented scenario at a casino. In 2005, when Iverson was a member of the 76ers, he was at the height of his career.
During the 2005-06 season, Iverson averaged 33 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 7.4 assists per game. His stats were remarkable. After a Dec. 9 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, Iverson visited a casino and won big.
However, the dealer paid Iverson $10,000 more in chips than he was supposed to get, which created quite a scene. Iverson then refused to return the $10,000 which was against city law and began arguing with casino staff.
However, Iverson emerged unscathed. He was not banned from the casino and he eventually returned the money he was unjustly given. For his troubles, Iverson also received a $10,000 game voucher. It’s crazy how everything worked out for Iverson, but like that season, a lot of things seemed to go his way.
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