On November 1, 1996, the Sixers squared off against the Milwaukee Bucks and on that night, the Allen Iverson era began. The Sixers top pick debuted on that night and the Sixers began a time in the team’s history when they were anchored by one of the smallest players in the game, who happened to possess one of the biggest hearts.
The Sixers lost to the Bucks 111-103 on that night, but Sixers fans were given a serious glimpse of what was to come from their new superstar.
Iverson finished the game with 30 points, six assists and a steal. He shot 12-19 from the floor and 2-4 from beyond the arc.
On that night, Iverson set the mark for points scored in a career debut by a Sixers player over the last 50 years. His 30 points is followed by his then teammate Jerry Stackhouse (27) and Sixers rookie Jahlil Okafor (26).
Iverson scored 24,368 points, with 10 All-Star nods, four scoring championships, and an MVP, over his 12-year career. Those are awards and stats that any player dreams about it.
He played in the NBA Finals 2001 against Los Angeles Lakers, but he lost (1-4) against Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.