That was the day that the Philadelphia 76ers selected Allen Iverson out of the University of Georgetown. Iverson was the catalyst for a franchise in desperate need of an identity after the Charles Barkley trade.
The 6’ point guard transformed not just the Sixers but the NBA. Hip-hop culture in the league was born and bred right here in Philadelphia when Iverson arrived, but what if a different young guard was chosen by the Sixers that year?
What if the Sixers drafted Lower Merion High School standout and future NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant?
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