Monday April 4th, 2016

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After Allen Iverson was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2016, the NBA community paid tribute for the former 76ers star. 

Iverson met high expectations after being selected with the No. 1 pick of the 1996 draft by winning the Rookie of the Year award. He was named the 2001 NBA MVP and finished his career with the seventh highest scoring average and ranked 12th all-time in steals and 23rd in points.

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Shaquille O'Neal, Tom Izzo, Jerrry Reinsdorf, Sheryl Swoops and Yao Ming were also elected to the Naismith Basketball of Fame class of 2016.

Here is a look back at how SI remembered Iverson's career after he retired in 2013.

Players reacted to the Hall of Fame induction news on social media:

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