|Timeline: Allen Iverson|
11, 2002: Allen Iverson is charged with three felonies and six
misdemeanors after allegedly storming an apartment with a gun.
7-8, 2002: Iverson and Sixers head coach Larry Brown have dueling
press conferences in which both attempt to dispel rumors of a split or
an Iverson trade.
| April 2002: Misses a practice before Game 2 of
the first round against Boston. Brown says missing practice affects
Iverson's cardiovascular conditioning, but Iverson says he is
| March/April 2002: Misses the end of the regular
season with an injury, but returns in time for the
2001: Agreed to lifetime deal with Reebok, superseding
10-year, $50 million endorsement contract.
2001: Rashan R. Langeford, Iverson's close friend and a
groomsman at his wedding, is shot to death in Newport News, Va.
Iverson wears a black armband with Langeford's nickname, "Ra,"
and taps it before every free throw.
2001: Named America's best athlete by Time magazine.
2001: Married Tawanna Turner, longtime fiancee and the
mother of his two children, Tiaura and Allen II.
| May, June
2001: Named league MVP after averaging 31.1 points and 4.6 assists
per game. Leads the Sixers to the NBA Finals, where they lose in five
games to the Los Angeles Lakers.
| February 2001: Named the MVP of the All-Star Game
with a 25-point, five-assist performance.
| March 16, 2000: Suspended for a game for missing
practice, but it is a culmination of a number of
2000: Reprimanded by NBA commissioner David Stern for
violent references and derogatory lyrics directed toward gays and
women in his unreleased rap CD.
2000: Promised to have more of a business-like attitude
following a season that saw him fined more than 50 times for being
late to practice and suspended one game for missing a shootaround.
| February 2000: Makes his first All-Star
appearance in the middle of a season in which he scores 28.4 points a
| April 2, 1999: Gets into a heated exchange with
Brown after being benched. Brown says, "I'm the coach and I have the
right to play a guy or not play a guy. I've got to find out who's ready
to play and who wants to play. I think mature guys who care about their
teams step up. I don't think we have that maturity
26, 1999: Signs a six-year, $70.9 million extension with the
| July 1998: Two of Iverson's friends in Virginia borrowed his car and were pulled over on drug charges. Iverson was not charged.
| March 1998: Publicly questions if Larry Brown is
the coach for him. Brown says that Iverson must accept greater
responsibility if he is to be an All-Star and sign a big
| August 1997: Arrested and charged with drug and
firearms possession after the car in which he is riding is stopped for
speeding on Interstate 64 in New Kent County. He pleads no-contest to a
misdemeanor firearms charge, and the drug charge is dropped. Under a
plea bargain, he is placed on three years probation, required to undergo
monthly drug testing, barred from owning a gun for two years and ordered
to perform 100 hours of community service.
1997: Selected NBA Rookie of the Year.
1997: Testifies in Hampton Circuit Court on behalf a man he calls
"Dad," but three-time felon Michael Andre Freeman is convicted of
possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
| April 1997: Completes his first regular season,
in which he averaged 23.5 points over 76 games. Scored 50 points against
Cleveland on April 12.
1996: Selected No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft by
| 1995-96: Averages 25 points a game and has 124
steals in his sophomore year, both Georgetown single-season
records. Selected to All-America team after his sophomore season.
1995: The state attorney general and a local prosecutor announce
they will not seek reinstatement of the conviction or file other
1995: Virginia Court of Appeals reverses Iverson's conviction in the
February 1993 incident at a Hampton, Va., bowling alley.
| October 1994: Georgetown suspends Iverson for
accepting plane tickets from Nike in high school, but he is reinstated
the next day by the NCAA because Iverson repaid the money as soon as he
realized it was a violation.
| April 1994: Signs letter of intent with
| December 1993: Granted conditional clemency by
then-Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and is released from a prison farm.
| August 1993: Convicted on three counts and
sentenced to five years in prison.
| February 1993: Arrested and charged with maiming
by mob after a brawl in a Hampton, Va., bowling alley.