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It's not easy being Allen Iverson

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Allen Iverson may be misunderstood. That's the message he conveyed during a recent press conference following his  Hampton Celebrity-Charity Basketball game.

Iverson, who is still without a team to call his own for this upcoming NBA season, gave out two scholarships to local students. The media, he said, tends to focus on the negative aspects of A.I. (like his aversion to practice). But they fail to point out the good he does in the community.

Dr. J-Water over at The Hoop Doctors blog makes a good point about A.I.:

"I think a lot of people that look at Allen Iverson's exterior and judge him like they would a book by its cover are missing out on what this man is all about. He's a work horse, he's tough as nails, and he puts his friends and family before all else."

Here are some highlights from the charity game, and a clip of a choked-up Iverson talking about how it aint easy being A.I.: 

And here's Kermit the Frog singing about how it ain't easy being green:

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