Allen Iverson’s Hall of Fame speech and his legacy in basketball, on Hang Up and Listen.

Why Allen Iverson Was Ahead of His Time

Why Allen Iverson Was Ahead of His Time

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Sept. 13 2016 1:49 PM
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Was Allen Iverson Ahead of His Time?

Slate’s sports podcast explains why he’s not just a basketball player.

Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers smiles while warming-up for the game against the Seattle Sonics on November 15, 2006 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.
Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers smiles while warming-up for the game against the Seattle Sonics on November 15, 2006 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

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For Monday’s edition of the Hang Up and Listen Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Allen Iverson’s Hall of Fame enshrinement speech and his lasting legacy as a basketball player. Listen as the hosts play the most emotional clips from Iverson’s speech and ask: How does this speech distinguish him from other athletes, and what does it signal for his legacy? How should we feel about Iverson’s complicated relationship with the media throughout the years?

Lastly, how has Iverson influenced the conversation on athletics and race in America? Tune in to hear more.

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