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Dwyane Wade, one of the greatest players in NBA history, will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in August, and has chosen Allen Iverson, another legendary guard, to present him at the ceremony. Wade has revealed why he chose Iverson to present him with the award.

It is known that Iverson was one of Wade’s idols growing up and that he inspired him to be himself and to play with passion and heart. He also said that Iverson was one of the reasons he wore the number 3 and that he wanted to honor him for his influence on him and the game. Iverson never won a championship, which could be the reason that he may not be remembered in the way that he should be, and Wade wants to correct that.

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“Allen Iverson is somebody who gets forgotten for what he means to this game and what he means to a community and to a culture," Wade said after selecting Iverson to present him in the Hall of Fame. "And so, I want to bring that back to the front in the forefront and give him his flowers like he deserved.”

Wade and Iverson will share the stage on August 12, when Wade will be officially enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Along with Wade, the class of 2023 includes NBA legends Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, and Gregg Popovich. It will be a memorable night for both Wade and Iverson as they celebrate their careers and their friendship.

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Iverson had a stellar career, starting in 1992 when he won the NBA Rookie of the Year award and had the stats to back it up. He averaged 23.5 points, 7.5 assists, and 2.1 steals per game in his debut season for the Philadelphia 76ers. The shooting guard went on to play a total of 914 games, averaging 26.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game.