It was a timely decision. Following Allen Iverson’s induction in the hall-of-fame, photographer Gary Land released a coffee table book about the hall-of-famer with the smallest stature and the biggest heart – AI. Even though it is released years after originally planned, Land is at peace with the decision. He was able to do the book his way, on his time, on his pace. That’s the way Land, and Iverson, prefer to conduct their business. It’s not a coincidence; the Sixers legend has had an influence in Land’s life. For two decades, Land shot photos of Iverson in his natural habitat: on the basketball court, in Philadelphia, with his family. This book is the culmination of his work, and can be found on theiversonbook.com. Land only printed 1996 copies, a tribute to the year Iverson took the league by storm as a rookie. After spending so much time with the hall-of-famer, Land has plenty of photos and stories to share.
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