Volume Saluter: A Complete List Of All The People Allen Iverson Mentioned In The Greatest Hall of Fame Speech Of All-Time
It was the type of murder that don’t need no hook.
It was all over the place yet completely on point.
It was filled with surprises but exactly what we should’ve expected.
It was well-prepared while still free-flowing.
It was stuffed with more shout-outs than shots taken in the ‘01 NBA Finals.
It was approximately nine minutes shorter than his career minutes-per-game average.
It was EVERYTHING and attempted to mention damn near EVERYBODY.
It was pure, unadulturated ALLEN IVERSON.
It was the realest shit he ever wrote.
The truest words he ever spoke.
Which means that pound-for-pound,
whether in a game or at the podium,
you're probably looking at The GOAT.
A Complete List In Chronological Order (additional AI commentary italicized):
GOD for loving me...and blessing me...thanks for blessing me to be the man that I am and have no regrets on being the guy that I am, the person that my family love, my friends love, my teammates love and my fans love
The Basketball Hall of Fame
Coach John Thompson for saving my life
Larry Brown I was an 'aight' basketball player, but once I started to listen to Larry Brown and take constructive criticism I learned how much of a great, great, great coach he is…once I started to listen to him the way I was supposed to, that’s when I became the MVP
Doctor J those are big shoes to fill…literally…especially when you’re a size ten…just a great, great man, handsome old-school dude too
Beautiful Mother you goin to basketball practice!
Uncles Steve & Greg
-Tiara aka Honey Boo Boo aka Daddy Send Me Some Money
-Allen Iverson II aka Deuce
-Isiah Iverson aka The Professor
-Messiah aka Boo aka Boobie Boo
-Dream aka Yubba Yubb
They Say You Wanna:
Pass like Isiah
Shoot like Bird
Rebound like Barkley
Lead like Magic
Dominate like Shaq
But I Wanted To BE LIKE MIKE
Chappelle Show Episode on Rick James
The Bad Boy Pistons
His Sister Brandy I love you for all the times Daddy would give you a hundred dollars and you’d give me ninety-five of it, I love you for all the things you do for your big brother, I love you and I proud of you
People Who Are Not Here But Watching Him From Above:
-Anthony “Wolf” Jones
-My Man Kai
-Jughead What’s Up, Jug
Lebron James & His Family
Chris Paul & His Family
Monte Williams & His Family
Stanky Wanky Out Dere
My Man Thompson We gonna do a lotta laughing tonight
Big Bro Kev In Philly
My Main Man Reggie Love You Ten-Fo’
Leon Rose Super-Agent
Gary Moore thank you for teaching me in sports, if it’s me…or you? It’s me.
Boo Williams still waiting on the shoes that you promised us and our rings
Pee Wee Hold Your Held, Be Strong
I wanna thank:
for being my theme music when I played
Bethel High School
Bethel HS Basketball Coach Mike Bailey
Tony Rutland My partner in crime in high school
Bethel HS Teammates
My Georgetown Family
The Great Georgetown Centers: Dikembe, Patrick, Alonzo…tough shoes to fill
Jahidi White Love You Bro
Jerome Williams I Love you brother for everything that you’ve done for me
Dean Berry For Teaching Me The Crossover...a Walk-On! Man Didn’t Even Have A Name On His Jersey
Reebok Gotta Thank Reebok. A Lifetime Contract? Whoo.
PAT CROCE the only thing that I think about when I think about him is LOVE and BELIEF
Al Lumpkin Love You, Lump
Mark Zumov The World’s Best Commentator Hands Down
Stephen A Smith
The Fans Worldwide
Fans In China, I Love My Fans In China So Much
*pause for standing ovation and M-V-P Chants*
George Lynch I Love You
Kevin Ollie Turned out to be a great coach, why do point guards turn out to be coaches? Because they so used to tellin’ everybody what to do.
Derrick Coleman Love You
Vernon Maxwell My protector when he played for us, you always knew he was always willing to fight
Larry Hughes I Love You, My Brother
Aaron McKie…Eric Snow
*pause* My Brothers Man, Definitely My Brothers From Another Mother, I’m So Proud Of The Men That They’ve Turned Out To Be, The Fathers That They Are, The Family Men That They Are, Have A Lot Of Respect For Y’all and I Appreciate You...
Melo I Love You
Mo Cheeks Don’t Worry About It AI, One Day You’ll Give Somebody 36/9/9
Lou Williams Keep Your Head Up, Don’t Cry, He Does That To Everybody
Shaq I Love You So Much As A Person, Obviously The Most Dominant Big Man We’ve Ever Seen
Tyronn Lou The Man Looked At Me & Said What I Woulda Said “Thank You”
The Ones That Stuck By Me Throughout My Journey
All The Talk In The Barber Shop & Hair Salons: “look my man is…solidified”
Last But Not Least, My Number One Person In The World, Hands Down…
24 Years, Ups, Downs, But Real Love, I Want You To Be Proud Of Yourself, I Want You To Walk Around & Know That You A Hall Of Famer
Everyone That Supported Me Throughout This Tough Journey Love Y’all For That
The Guys That Are Not My Friends Anymore
I’m Glad You Blew You Cover, For Me To Recognize That You Weren’t Any Good To My Family, Or Me…I Appreciate Y’all For That...So Now If I Make Any New Friends…I Know The Signs…
*exits to symphonic music soon drowning into M-V-P Chants*
Allen Iverson aka The Answer aka AI aka BubbaChuck aka Jewels