WATCH: Allen Iverson Gives Emotional Speech at NBA Players Choice Awards

by July 22, 2015

The inaugural NBA Players Choice Awards aried Tuesday night, and Allen Iverson was honored with the 2015 Game Changer Award.

The Answer spoke from the heart when accepting the trophy from fellow NBAers, honoring Michael Jordan and telling his peers what drove him to the incredible heights he reached during his Hall of Fame career.

James Harden took home the highest honor, as he was named the 2014-15 League MVP.

Per the Houston Chronicle:

Former All-Star Ray Allen was named the first NBPA Man of the Year award winner and offered a call to “be a great example.”


Clippers point guard and Players Association president Chris Paul was honored with the Oscar Robertson Visionary Award. Former All-Star and MVP Allen Iverson was named the 2015 Game Changer Award winner.


“When I leave out of the crib every day, people always say to me, “What up, AI?'” Iverson said. “I tell them the same thing 99.9 percent of the time. I tell them, ‘the same fight, different round.’ This world is a world title fight. Some days you’re going to get knocked down. Some rounds are going to be good. Some are going to be bad. The only thing that matters is getting back up and fighting again.”