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(YouTube) Video Installment 34 of Hidden Sports Talent: Allen Iverson can throw a football 60 yards   (youtube.com) divider line 32
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2012-11-16 10:36:00 AM  
He learned it in practice.
 
2012-11-16 11:01:15 AM  
Um yeah, his being a great HS QB is pretty well-documented.
 
2012-11-16 11:26:55 AM  

SmackLT: He learned it in practice prak-tisss.


FTFY

/laughed at the original post.
 
2012-11-16 11:35:37 AM  
This just in: World class atheletes are world class!
 
2012-11-16 11:36:18 AM  
I am pretty sure Iverson is also a decent runner; with a solid mile time at some point.
 
2012-11-16 11:36:54 AM  
Bill Simmons from about seven years ago:

You really think somebody THIS GIFTED could be washed up in the next two years? He has better balance than everyone else. He's more coordinated than everyone else. He's faster than everyone else. He's feistier than anyone else. He takes a superhuman pounding and keeps getting up. He's an athletic freak. Iverson could have been an unbelievable soccer player. He could have been a world-class boxer and a remarkable defensive center fielder and base stealer. He could have picked his sport in track and field and competed for an Olympic spot. I can't fathom how much ground he could have covered on a tennis court. We already know that he was one of the greatest high school quarterbacks in Virginia history. And I don't care how much partying he's done, how much of a pounding he's taken over the years, how big a posse he has, how difficult he's been at times ... you can't change somebody's genetic makeup. He's not even close to being washed up.

It's been pretty well established that Iverson could have dominated just about any sport he played.
 
2012-11-16 11:39:04 AM  
What a coincidence! He has to stay 60 yards from any bowling alley!
 
2012-11-16 11:58:32 AM  
Extra tendon.
 
2012-11-16 12:34:12 PM  
At barely 6'0" and 175lbs, Iverson would have never played QB at any level above high school.
 
2012-11-16 12:37:02 PM  
He's also really good at throwing his money away. Amirite?
 
2012-11-16 12:43:55 PM  

spanarkelspinner: At barely 6'0" and 175lbs, Iverson would have never played QB at any level above high school.


Thats genius. Also with the benefit of hindsite, i'm gonna go out on a limb and declare that he has the physical attributes to have made it in the NBA, possibly even playing for the Philadelphia 76'ers.
 
2012-11-16 12:46:39 PM  

spanarkelspinner: At barely 6'0" and 175lbs, Iverson would have never played QB at any level above high school.


I don't think you want to make the argument that Allen Iverson was too small to play his position at the professional level.
 
2012-11-16 12:50:10 PM  
I know a guy who could chunk it over a freaking MOUNTAIN! Would've won state if coach had put him in.
 
2012-11-16 12:52:48 PM  
I wonder if he can still do that in Turkey?
 
2012-11-16 12:58:01 PM  

uberaverage: This just in: World class atheletes are world class!


While true, world class athleticism doesn't always translate well into other sports.

Sir Charles on the links
 
2012-11-16 01:04:23 PM  
wonder when we can sign him to Qb for Mn Vikings. seems like he could throw farther then christian ponder.
 
2012-11-16 01:23:26 PM  
Also a great high school quarterback:
www.fanstarleagues.com
 
2012-11-16 01:25:55 PM  
I remember the last guy who the media was excited to note could throw a football 60 yards.
blogs.houstonpress.com
 
2012-11-16 01:35:34 PM  
 
2012-11-16 01:55:14 PM  
Maybe he could teach Christian Ponder something.
 
2012-11-16 02:00:02 PM  

pjbreeze: I wonder if he can still do that in Turkey?


I don't know. Do you wonder or not?
 
2012-11-16 02:33:10 PM  

max_pooper: uberaverage: This just in: World class atheletes are world class!

While true, world class athleticism doesn't always translate well into other sports.

Sir Charles on the links


I'm confused; you said "other sports" but then link to golf. Did your browser eat your link to William Perry in the WWE?
 
2012-11-16 02:43:02 PM  
Why does it look like that was shot in 1987?
 
2012-11-16 02:48:16 PM  

spanarkelspinner: At barely 6'0" and 175lbs, Iverson would have never played QB at any level above high school.


If he could bulk up a bit, well, Russell Wilson is listed as 5'11' 206 lbs....
 
2012-11-16 03:02:52 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Bill Simmons from about seven years ago:

You really think somebody THIS GIFTED could be washed up in the next two years? He has better balance than everyone else. He's more coordinated than everyone else. He's faster than everyone else. He's feistier than anyone else. He takes a superhuman pounding and keeps getting up. He's an athletic freak. Iverson could have been an unbelievable soccer player. He could have been a world-class boxer and a remarkable defensive center fielder and base stealer. He could have picked his sport in track and field and competed for an Olympic spot. I can't fathom how much ground he could have covered on a tennis court. We already know that he was one of the greatest high school quarterbacks in Virginia history. And I don't care how much partying he's done, how much of a pounding he's taken over the years, how big a posse he has, how difficult he's been at times ... you can't change somebody's genetic makeup. He's not even close to being washed up.

It's been pretty well established that Iverson could have dominated just about any sport he played.


That's actually he opposite of what I always said about Iverson (and it's one of the few things I've been right about).

He relied entirely on his speed and coordination to be successful. He was a mediocre shooter and disinterested passer. Once he passed 32-34 and lost a step, what was he going to do? He lacked the work ethic to become a good shooter and showed no interest whatsoever in moving to point guard and becoming a distributor. At that point he becomes the guy that is found at playgrounds across the nation. The guy that holds the ball for thirty seconds,disrupts everyone else's offense, just to dribble into the lane, throw up a prayer, and hope to draw a foul.

He was always going to burn out quickly.
 
2012-11-16 03:33:26 PM  
60 yards. Meh.
However he was a great athlete and fun to watch.
 
2012-11-16 03:48:34 PM  
When he was in high school, Vida Blue could throw a football 70 yards. From his knees.
 
2012-11-16 03:57:39 PM  
Ice hockey, too.

As you may recall, the 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year and 2001 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) also had a long and illustrious ice hockey career. Right-handed Iverson was a natural right winger, dazzling the hockey world with both his skating agility and play-making ability. He was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy a near-record seven times, surpassed only by Wayne Gretzky. As you can see from the sleeves, Iverson's number was 3 in hockey, too. His play on the ice was so outstanding, Gordie Howe once remarked, "If Allen didn't spend so much time in basketball practice, he would have been the greatest NHL player of all time. Allen simply wasted too much time with practice." Out of respect, Iverson's number 3 has been retired by the National Hockey League, and when Jack Johnson, Kevin Bieksa, and Douglas Murray retire, no other NHL player will be permitted to wear it. 

Link
 
2012-11-16 04:41:24 PM  

SmackLT: He learned it in practice.



Over in one
 
2012-11-16 06:11:15 PM  
cdn.bleacherreport.net
Unimpressed.
 
2012-11-17 12:12:54 AM  
Big deal. So can I.
 
2012-11-17 03:22:23 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: Big deal. So can I.


This.
 
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