You have to go through good times and bad times to get where you're trying to go.— Allen Iverson
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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.
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
Mistakes happen. But after a while you've got to stop making them happen twice.
I don't wanna be Jordan, I don't wanna be Bird or Isiah, I don't wanna be any of these guys. I want to look in the mirror and say I did it my way.
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.
I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger!
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.
My whole thing is, if you love me, then love me.
If you don't, then believe what you hear and run with that.
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.
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.
You can put a murderer in a suit, and hes still a murderer.
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.
People think that I'm some tough renegade, black-hearted being, evil, but that ain't me.
The basket looked like an ocean, and I was just throwing rocks in.
I take everything I learned from the streets and put it in my NBA game.
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.
Being an All-Star is everything.
Not a game, not a game... 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 ass dudes, and a great coach in Larry Brown.
I had a lot of growing up to do. A lot of times, I learned the hard way.
I wasn't a bad guy. I just wanted God to give me a second chance.
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.
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.
Personally I just want to win a championship.
I didn't know I had this many fans in Puerto Rico. I'm going to carry this memory to my grave.
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.
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.
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.
We should because when coaches get fired, the players have a lot to do with it.
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.
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.
I was the bridge between the Michael Jordan era and LeBron James era.
This is the thing you dream about when you're a kid, even before getting into the league.
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.
I thought we'd be discussing about me not leaving Philadelphia and they just kept asking me about the practice, so I lost it.
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.
Believe me, I am not even that brave enough to miss that many practices.
I'm going to always be a Sixer til I die.
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.
You make other team think you going one way and you got to sell the move going that way and you've got to really make them think that you're going that way and they're going the other way. When it ends up ultimately being a perfect crossover is when you shake them so bad that they can't even get back into the play to play defense. You're already gone. That's what I think the perfect one is to where a teammate of his has to stop you from scoring.
I'm not perfect. But I am trying every day to concentrate on being better.
We talkin' bout practice?
Please don't try to make things nice! All the wrong notes are right? I want it that way.
Life is short. Im gonna be happy with mine.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.