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From impoverished beginnings as the son of a single 15 year old mother, Allen Iverson began his journey through this life as statistic and made himself the exception. His triumph was not just becoming an 11 time NBA All-Star or even winning the prestigious NBA Most Valuable Player award in 2001. No, his triumph was just making it out of his Hampton Roads, Virginia home alive and out of prison. Iverson embodied the American dream for many around him and his heart and loyalty never left anyone behind. His triumph and downfall was his passion, and it was his passion that led an entire generation to not only idolize the undersized underdog personality of his but at the end of the day show Allen Iverson the most cherished gift this world can give... Respect.

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When a young Mariano Rivera was growing up in a fishing town in Panama, little did he know the fishing nets that him and his friends knotted together to make a ball and branches they used as bats would lead to 602 career saves and a first ballot ticket to Cooperstown. In fact, not even the New York Yankees knew he could have envisioned him having the career he had when he was just a fill-in for Jimmy Key in his debut against the Angels as a... starter?

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8 NCAA Women's Division I championships. 84.33% winning percentage. Focus on the one thing that is most important. In 2000 Pat Summitt was inducted to the basketball Hall of Fame. Not the women's. The Hall of Fame. Transcending gender. That's respect. At the University of Tennessee she is god. There is no male/female reference. Just top of the food chain in the Volunteers athletic department.