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Iverson named to All-NBA First Team

May 18, 2005, 9:06 PM EDT

Allen Iverson was named to the All-NBA First Team on Wednesday:

Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson earned an All-NBA First Team
selection when the NBA announced the 2004-05 All-NBA teams today. This
is Iverson’s third selection to the All-NBA First Team (1999, 2001,
2005) and sixth overall All-NBA selection (All-NBA Second Team: 2000,
2002, 2003).

Its nice to see A.I. get some accolades.  We aren’t winning anything anytime soon, so I guess we will have to settle for some hardware.   Iverson did have a pretty ridiculous season.  Check out some of these numbers:

Playing in his ninth NBA season, Iverson ranked in the top five in
scoring (first, 30.7 ppg), steals (second, 2.40 spg), assists (fifth,
7.9 apg) and minutes per game (second, 42.3). Iverson joined Wilt
Chamberlain (7 times), Michael Jordan (10 times) and George Gervin (4
times) as the only players in NBA history to capture four or more
scoring titles. Additionally, he became the fourth player in NBA
history to average 30 or more points per game and seven or more assists
per game in a single-season, joining Oscar Robertson (6 times), Jerry
West (once), Nate Archibald (once) and Michael Jordan (once).

Those names are the best to ever play the game.  I get a kick out of Eskin when he says Iverson isn’t one of the best guards ever to play.  He may not be easy to play with and he may never win a championship, but Allen Iverson is nasty.