Report: Allen Iverson eligible for 2016 Hall of Fame class
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Report: Allen Iverson eligible for 2016 Hall of Fame class
Saturday September 12th, 2015

Former Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson will be eligible for the 2016 Hall of Fame class, reports's Scott Howard-Cooper.

Iverson's eligibility could have been pushed back another year, but Hall officials decided a 10-game stint Iverson played in Turkey from 2010–11 did not count as a season, reports Howard-Cooper.

For the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a player must be fully retired for five years. Players can be considered for the hall in their sixth year of retirement.

Iverson is a likely first-ballot Hall of Famer. He was a four-time scoring champion, 11-time All-Star and the NBA MVP in 2001.

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Iverson played for four teams in 14 seasons in the NBA. In his career, he averaged 26.7 points and 6.2 assists per game.

The 76ers retired Iverson's jersey in March of last year.

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