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Focusing on Famous Philadelphia Athletes: Allen Iverson

Home to the nationally famous Spike’s Trophies where you can get all your sports ribbons in PA, Philadelphia is also home to the NBA’s 76ers. Beginning from when he was drafted by them (first overall in 1996) to when he was traded to the Denver Nuggets ten years later, Allen Iverson was the talk of the town for a decade. Listed at the limited height of six feet tall (short by the NBA’s standards) Allen was the ultimate underdog. Although off the court he found himself in some precarious situations, on the court he was an absolute stud. Here is a list of SOME of his accomplishments:

Drafted 1st Overall
– Shortest player ever to be taken first at 6’ tall

NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
– Broke the rookie record of three straight games with at least 40 points set by Wilt Chamberlain. Allen had five straight games with 40 points, one of which he had 50.

11-time NBA All-Star (out of 14 seasons)
– 2 time NBA All-Star Game MVP (2001, 2005)

3 time All-NBA First Team (1999, 2001, 2005)

3 time All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2002, 2003)

Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2016

The Philadelphia 76ers retired his number 3 jersey

The 2000-2001 Season

That season, Allen Iverson did just about everything – well, almost. Elected as a starter on the All-Star team at the midway point of the season, Iverson helped lead the Eastern Conference to victory, earning him the game’s Most Valuable Player award.

The 76ers finished the regular season atop the Eastern Conference with a record of 56 wins and 26 losses. Allen averaged, then a career best, 31.1 points per game for first in the league for the second time thus far. He also averaged a league-high 2.5 steals per game. All of this and more earned him the Most Valuable Player award, becoming the shortest and lightest player to do so.
In the playoffs, the 76ers beat the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, and the Milwaukee Bucks to make it all the way to the NBA Finals. Unfortunately, this is where the Cinderella story comes to an end. Up against the star power of the Los Angeles Lakers, namely Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, the Sixers were no match.

One of the best to ever lace them up, Allen Iverson played right here in Philly, home to Spike’s Trophies where we have all you need when it comes to ribbons and awards in PA. Please check out the rest of our site to see our entire lineup of apparel and request a quote. If you have any questions, visit us in store, or call us at 855-652-4030.

Why You Need to Shop for Apparel Online at Spike’s Trophies

Everyone knows about Spike’s Trophies—especially if you live in the Greater Philadelphia area! Although we are famous nationwide, we are particularly well-known for our top-of-the-line sports trophies, ribbons, and awards we offer to our customers in and around PA. As you may not know, we also carry sportswear from all of the name brands:

● Adidas
● American Apparel
● Champion
● Columbia
● Dickies
● Econscious
● Fruit of the Loom
● Hanes
● New Balance
● Under Armour
● Plus over 50 more – browse our website to see the rest of the list

With so many colors, styles, and sizes to choose from—not to mention custom lettering or numbers—keeping track of bulk orders could be complicated, but our website makes it incredibly easy. You can filter our huge inventory by brand, gender, fabric, sleeve style or length, color, earth-friendliness, etc. There is even a tool to request a quote when you’re finished.

If you’re unfamiliar with some of the terminology when it comes to apparel, our online site has a comprehensive guide to any and every term. This glossary has vocabulary pertaining to different cuts, forms of knitting, weight, necklines, collar types, fits, materials, and so on. We want to make sure you know exactly what you’re ordering. After all, we’d hate for you to open your package when it arrives and discover that the jerseys you ordered are not what you expected.

We provide sportswear for athletes of all sizes and all ages. We’ve got t-shirts, sweatshirts, polos, pants, shorts, headwear, outerwear, bags, and accessories. And we haven’t forgotten about infants and toddlers either. Spike’s Trophies has sizes for the little ones as well.

Not strictly for staying active, we’ve got quality casual wear that’s perfect for both style and comfort. Whether you’re going for a run, going out, or just hanging out, we’ll make you look good. There’s something for everyone to feel comfortable wearing!

For the most intuitive website in apparel, plaques, trophies, and baseball awards in PA, you need Spike’s Trophies. Feel free to browse our site to see our entire lineup of apparel and request a quote. If you have any further questions, visit us at our store in Philadelphia, or give us a call at 855-652-4030.