Today in Philly Sports – May 15th, 2001 – Allen Iverson wins NBA’S MVP Award

16 years ago, Philadelphia 76ers Hall of Fame Guard Allen Iverson won the MVP Award for the 2000-01 NBA Season. Listed at only 6-foot and 165 pounds, he became the shortest and lightest MVP in league history. Iverson led the league in points per game at 31.1 and steals per game at 2.5. He led the 76ers to the NBA Finals, where they ended up losing to the Lakers 4 games to 1. The 76ers were supposed to get swept in the NBA Finals but behind Allen Iverson 48 points the Sixers stole game one.