Allen Iverson gave an emotional speech at his Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday. The Answer thanked everyone from his wife Tawanna and their four kids, to his favorite musicians: Tupac, Biggie, Jadakiss, Redman and Michael Jackson.
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There were funny stories, like the first time he met Michael Jordan, and jokes about the ups and downs of his turbulent career.
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But while Iverson spent a lot of time shouting out his basketball heroes, coaches and teammates, he almost teared up while thanking his wife Tawanna:
“I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for me. Not just my career. Yeah, obviously you enabled me to go to work and you took care of home, but loving me the way you do, and caring about the type of person i am and what type of person i need to be to set an example for our babies, you’re just the best to me. i love you so much. i look forward to spending two more decades with you. and i want you to be proud of yourself. i want you to walk around and understand that you are a Hall of Famer.”
Iverson is joined in the 2016 Hall Of Fame class by Shaquille O’neal and Yao Ming.
Here’s more of Iverson’s speech: