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Allen Iverson's remarkable scoring streak during his rookie season was something rarely seen in the NBA

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Allen Iverson had one of the most remarkable NBA careers, and ever since he came into the NBA, it was evident he would be a superstar. His rookie season was extremely dominant, and 21-year-old Iverson averaged 23.5 points and 7.5 assists in 76 games he played that year. However, during his rookie season, he had a five-game stretch where he was unstoppable, averaging 44 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Towards the end of his rookie season, Allen Iverson went on an incredible scoring run, destroying his opponents showcasing his talents. It all started with a game against the Bulls, which he finished with 44 points and 8 assists shooting 50 percent from the field. Two days after that game, Iverson scored 40 points against the Atlanta Hawks. The Milwaukee Bucks were the next team that felt the Iverson's wrath since he once again dropped 44 points, shooting almost 60 percent from the field.

People thought he would stop there, but one day after the game against the Bucks, Iverson dropped a then career-high 50 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He would end his 40 game streak in a game against the Washington Bullets scoring "only" 40 points. What is impressive is the fact he was extremely efficient during that period having a 61 percent true shooting percentage.

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The crazy thing about this streak is the fact the Sixers lost all of those games. Not even Iverson's incredible performances couldn't help them win a single game. At that time the world was properly introduced to the greatness of Allen as he would continue to be one of the best offensive players for the next decade in the NBA.

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