Allen Iverson Quotes

This is a list of my favorite Allen Iverson quotes.

Allen Iverson is a former professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a shooting guard and point guard. Iverson was born on June 7, 1975 in Hampton, Virginia, United States. As a basketball player, Allen Iverson played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies and Beşiktaş J.K.

Here are some of the best, famous and motivational Allen Iverson quotes on life, practice and more.

Best Allen Iverson Quotes

best Allen Iverson quotes

1. 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

2. I didn’t take constructive criticism the way I should have. When I finally caught up to that, that’s when I went to being the MVP. -Allen Iverson

3. 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.

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4. 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

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

Famous Allen Iverson Quotes

6. 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

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

8. 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’

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9. I wasn’t afraid to be who I am. I didn’t think anything was wrong with it. -Allen Iverson

10. I had to learn that some people are just not going to like you. I had to have thick skin when I would see what people would say or write about me. -Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson Motivational Quotes

11. I’d rather have more heart than talent any day. -Allen Iverson

12. Everybody is their own person. -Allen Iverson

13. I failed, got back up. I failed, got back up. -Allen Iverson

14. 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

15. My dream was bigger than anything else. My fight and me wanting to fulfill what I wanted to be in life. That was enough to keep me strong enough to endure anything. -Allen Iverson

16. You have to go through good times and bad times to get where you’re trying to go.

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17. Either you give in, or you fight. That’s all I know, being where I’m from. You fight for what you want. You go after what you want. The only thing I could do was give up or keep fighting for what I wanted in life. -Allen Iverson

18. 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

19. 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

20. You gotta do what you gotta do. And I had to figure that out, and I used to – I couldn’t stand the media, but I realized they have a job. They gotta do what they have to do. -Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson Quotes On Life

21. 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

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

23. I made a lot of mistakes. And obviously, it cost me. -Allen Iverson

24. I surround myself with people who make me laugh. -Allen Iverson

25. I don’t really care too much about what people who don’t care about me say about me, but a lot of times, you know, I get tired of defending myself. -Allen Iverson

26. My whole thing is, if you love me, then love me. If you don’t, then believe what you hear and run with that.

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

28. I am sick of defending myself, and I am not going to keep on doing it. -Allen Iverson

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

30. My dream was bigger than anything else. My fight and me wanting to fulfill what I wanted to be in life. That was enough to keep me strong enough to endure anything. -Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson Practice Quotes

Allen Iverson practice quotes

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

32. 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?

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

34. We talking about practice. Not a game. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game. We talking about practice, man. -Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson Quote On Kobe Bryant

35. That was the Mamba. He was younger than me, but I actually looked up to him and his greatness

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