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Hall of Fame says Allen Iverson eligible for Class of 2016

May 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia 76ers former guard Allen Iverson before the start of game six against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

May 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia 76ers former guard Allen Iverson before the start of game six against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Allen Iverson is a lock to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame; the only question was when.

Players are normally eligible five years after their playing days are finished, but the way Iverson's career technically ended overseas made things a but tricky in this regard.

Thankfully, NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper was able to get it all sorted out.

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