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Only the strong survive

the odyssey of Allen Iverson

by Larry Platt

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Published by ReganBooks in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Basketball players,
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    There are few figures among America"s media-saturated landscape that loom larger than the National Basketball Association"s undeniable superstar Allen Iverson. He was the first overall pick of the 1996 NBA draft, and the spotlight has not left him since. Defiantly tattooed, with his hair in cornrows, the six-foot Philadelphia 76ers point guard has been vilified by a sports press still fawning over Michael Jordan"s non-threatening, clean-cut visage. From Iverson"s rap sheet to his rap album, from his on-court feats to his off-court antics, breathless fans and journalists alike seem determined to track his every move. Part sports star, part antihero, part hip-hop icon, Iverson has managed to cross over into the mainstream of American culture -- without compromise. It wasn"t long before Iverson"s prodigious athletic skills became apparent. Raised in poverty, with his father in prison, Iverson retreated to his local playgrounds and found escape from the all-too-common woes of the inner-city dweller. In one summer alone, eight of his friends were killed in shootings. But Iverson"s talent simply could not be denied, and basketball remained the one constant in his tumultuous existence. And so Iverson, despite all odds, rose. A now-infamous scuffle in a bowling alley led to near race riots in Iverson"s hometown of Newport News, Virginia, resulting in his being sentenced to jail time during high school. Eventually, Governor Douglas Wilder granted him clemency, the conviction was overturned on appeal, and his ascent continued. Georgetown coach John Thompson stepped in, giving Iverson a berth on his team at a time when other universities were too skittish to offer the same. It was their loss. After two tremendous years at Georgetown, Iverson declared himself eligible for the NBA draft. And the rest is history.

    Edition Notes

    StatementLarry Platt
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV884.I84 P53 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 259 p. :
    Number of Pages259
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24781052M
    ISBN 100060097736
    ISBN 109780060097738
    LC Control Number2002031857
    OCLC/WorldCa50638526

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    Only the Strong Survive is a treasure trove of information on the early days of rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Butler offers anecdotes galore about celebrities and show biz figures such as Adam Clayton Powell, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Henry Mancini, Dinah Washington (nicknamed Crocodile; read the book to find out why), Bill Cosby. Only the Strong Survive | Part sports star, part antihero, part hip-hop icon, Allen Iverson has managed to cross over into the mainstream of American culture -- without compromise. Defiantly tattooed, with his hair in cornrows, the six-foot Philadelphia 76ers point guard is one of the most recognizable and controversial stars of the sports : It Books.

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