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Allen Iverson Named 2016 NBA Hall Of Fame Finalist

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Allen Iverson has been named a 2016 finalist for the NBA's Hall Of Fame.
Iverson, 40, headlines the finalist list along with Shaquille O'Neal.

Iverson faces off against Jordan
PHILADELPHIA - 1997: Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers faces off at the perimeter against Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls at the First Union Center during the 1997 NBA season in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Copyright 1997 NBAE (Photo by Lou Capozzola/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Iverson ranks 23rd in NBA history with 24,368 points, made 11 all-star appearances (two-time MVP), was 2001 NBA MVP, and reached the NBA Finals during the 2000-01 season.

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A.I. is one of the most electrifying and polarizing athletes in Philadelphia sports history.

The Philadelphia 76ers point guard Allen Iverson (
PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: The Philadelphia 76ers point guard Allen Iverson (L) flys past the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (R) on his way to the basket in 19 March 1999 in Philadelphia. Iverson scored 41 points in the 76ers' 105-90 victory. AFP PHOTO/TOM MIHALEK (Photo credit should read TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Izzo, Kevin Johnson, Chester native Bo Ryan, Sheryl Swoopes, and Yao Ming are among the 2016 NBA Hall Of Fame finalists as well.

A committee of 24 Hall of Famers and media members will vote on the finalists, while 18-plus votes will get you in. Inductees will be announced on April 4th, 2016 at the NCAA's Final Four.

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